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26 Mar 2020
Aussie SME secures US partnership and government contract
Perth-based Barrett Communications has announced a partnership with US company Royal Communications, on the back of securing a follow-on FMS contract ...
26 Mar 2020
USS Gerald R Ford Achieves 1,000th aircraft arrest, launch
An F/A-18E Super Hornet, attached to “Blue Blasters” of the USAF Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34, landed aboard the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) f...
26 Mar 2020
Sydney dry dock continues to serve at 75
The Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island, Sydney, recently marked 75 years of near-continuous service. The 347-metre-long dry dock has been cal...
26 Mar 2020
Phoenix Jet used to sharpen HMAS Arunta’s missile firing
Air Affairs Australia (AAA) has been involved in the recent successful missile firing carried out in Australian waters by HMAS Arunta as part of the ...
25 Mar 2020
A new beginning? Next-gen USVs and the future of naval combat
The recent COVID-19 outbreak highlights the growing importance of food and fuel security to the Australian national interest. With much of the world's...
25 Mar 2020
Australian industry first to support fifth-gen F-35 program
In a major milestone for Australia’s defence industry, the Rheinmetall NIOA joint venture will play a pivotal role in supporting the US F-35 Joint ...
25 Mar 2020
TAFE SA kick starts program to broaden naval shipbuilding workforce
TAFE SA has launched a program that sees nine women, all qualified high school teachers, undertaking a nine-week Introduction to Basic Welding Proc...
25 Mar 2020
COVID-19: Australia to draw down on Middle Eastern presence
In the wake of the continued COVID-19 outbreak, the ADF is making adjustments to personnel deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. As a result of the d...
25 Mar 2020
HMAS Toowoomba, FS Guépratte exercise in Gulf of Aden
HMAS Toowoomba has exercised with French frigate FS Guépratte in the Gulf of Aden as part of the Australian warship’s support to Combined Task F...
25 Mar 2020
WFEL appoints new director for Boxer MIV program
Andrew Munt has been announced as the Boxer program director after WFEL’s recent announcement of its significant involvement in the production of ...
24 Mar 2020
What constitutes a ‘balanced force’ and what does that mean for the ADF?
Is it time to change our mind about the force structure and objectives of the ADF? ASPI analyst Michael Shoebridge believes that the time has come in ...
24 Mar 2020
COVID-19 update: ADF to assist health authorities
The Australian Defence Force will further support the national response to COVID-19 by deploying additional personnel to assist state and territory he...
24 Mar 2020
Next-Gen Tech Fund challenge to counter improvised threats
The Next-Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) has sought proposals from industry and academia on Phase 2 of the Counter Improvised Threat Grand Challe...
24 Mar 2020
US Navy hoists Growler to conduct NGJ developmental tests
The US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command has hoisted a real EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft into the air at the Air Combat Environmental T...
23 Mar 2020
A silver lining: Pandemic fears sees growing consensus about need for true national resilience
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has joined an ever-growing choir of public policy, government and media pundits calling on the Australian government...
23 Mar 2020
Strategic policy expert calls for expanded air defence interceptor capability
Dr Malcolm Davis of ASPI has called for greater Australian and allied consideration for the development of a highly capable air defence interceptor to...
23 Mar 2020
US Navy P-8A Poseidon used to test Australian Navy’s air defence
The US Navy deployed a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 “the Pelicans” to assist the Royal Australian Nav...
23 Mar 2020
US Navy, Air Force demonstrate multi-domain interoperability
US Navy aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) have began dual carrier strike group and joint air wing o...
21 Mar 2020
DARPA moves forward with photonic signalling project
The Pentagon’s DARPA has made a significant step forward in its Photonics in the Package for Extreme Scalability program, selecting teams of researc...
20 Mar 2020
Bang for our buck? Afghanistan and ANZUS
Australia has spent close to $10 billion on involvement in Afghanistan. With scheduled withdrawal being touted as a victory, a closer look at the numb...

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