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13 Jan 2020
Australia’s precarious energy grid undermines national security
Bushfires, heat waves and a decaying energy generation and transmission system is increasingly undermining Australia’s national security, the econo...
13 Jan 2020
US Secretary of Navy pushes uniform, industry to get carriers to sea
Acting Secretary Thomas Modly has drawn together the combined experience and capacity of senior Navy and shipbuilding industry leaders to transition...
13 Jan 2020
Spike-LR anti-tank guided missile introduced to CV90 IFV
BAE Systems and Rafael have successfully tested the Spike-LR (long-range) anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) on the CV90 infantry fighting vehicle, show...
13 Jan 2020
Dutch Navy confirms three corner fight for future sub program
The Dutch Ministry of Defence has confirmed Naval Group, Saab and ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) as the successful candidates for the next-stage ...
13 Jan 2020
Navy completes second evacuation in support of Operation Bushfire Assist
HMAS Choules has successfully completed its second evacuation operation from Mallacoota, Victoria, as Defence continues to provide support to commun...
11 Jan 2020
Northrop Grumman to support USAF airborne command and control, battle management platforms
Northrop Grumman has received a US$302 million ($440 million) contract from the US Air Force for continued support of the Joint Surveillance Target A...
10 Jan 2020
Singapore approved for F-35B acquisition as tensions in SE Asia continue to brew
While the conversation about Australia’s purchase of the short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) ‘B’ variant of the F-35 periodically rears its...
10 Jan 2020
Understanding the continuing and concerning vulnerability of commercial airliners
Following revelations that a civilian airliner departing Tehran was accidentally shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile killing a number of in...
10 Jan 2020
Navy's LHD demonstrates humanitarian and disaster relief capability during bushfire crisis
HMAS Adelaide (LHD 02) has been playing a pivotal role in the Navy's contribution to Operation Bushfire Assist alongside HMAS Choules and MV Sycam...
10 Jan 2020
Northrop Grumman to lead US Army’s IAMD system software transformation
Northrop Grumman has secured a US$70 million ($101.8 million) 28-month contract to transform the software development process for the US Army’s Int...
10 Jan 2020
US defence and aerospace company acquires Aussie MRO specialist
US-based defence and aerospace conglomerate Textron Aviation has announced the acquisition of Australian-based maintenance, repair and overhaul specia...
10 Jan 2020
Rheinmetall secures $87.3m Puma IFV material supply contract
Rheinmetall has been awarded orders for additional equipment, including spare parts and specialised tools for the Germany military’s Puma infantry...
10 Jan 2020
Thales consortium to develop Stratospheric ISR blimp capability
Thales Alenia Space (the joint venture between Thales and Leonardo) and Thales have signed a contract with the French defence procurement agency DGA...
9 Jan 2020
US think tank calls for ‘fundamental reshape’ of US surface fleet to defeat Chinese threat
The US-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has launched a new report revealing the growing need for what it defines as a “fundament...
9 Jan 2020
Aussie Iraq training mission likely casualty of rising US-Iran hostilities
Australia’s long-running mission in Iraq seems about to end, not by a choice of the Australian government to disengage at the natural conclusion of ...
9 Jan 2020
Defence provides support for drought and fire ravaged farmers
The Australian Defence Force continues its important work supporting emergency services with on the ground assistance to bushfire affected communities...
9 Jan 2020
US Air Force demonstrates increasing F-35 capabilities
A little more than four years after receiving their first combat-coded F-35A Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, Hill Air Force Base’s fighter wings hav...
9 Jan 2020
Victorian business to deliver new ADF chemical detection capability
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has confirmed a $7.4 million contract between Victorian-based Point Trading and Leidos Australia to delive...
9 Jan 2020
Queensland SME keeps Australian soldiers safe in CBRN environments
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price announced a $17 million contract between J3Seven and Leidos Australia to keep Australian soldiers safe from ...
9 Jan 2020
PM responds to simmering Middle East tensions
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has released a brief statement following the recent Iranian missile attack on US, Australian and coalition forces in Ba...

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