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29 Jun 2020
Queen’s Gold Medal awarded for 2019
 Maritime Warfare Officer Sub Lieutenant Liam Whitfeld has been crowned as the recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for 2019, capping off an alrea...
29 Jun 2020
DSCA formally approves US$333m Aussie Triton UAS acquisition
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has formally approved the US$333 million Australian acquisition of three low-rate initial productio...
26 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: Defence West in the COVID-19 world
COVID-19 has taught us many lessons, and one of them has been that effective communication has never been more important, explains Matt Moran, executi...
26 Jun 2020
Japan shifts focus from defensive Aegis to ‘pre-emptive’ strike capability
Following revelations that Japan has formally cancelled its introduction of the Aegis Ashore defence system, the country has shifted gears with a focu...
26 Jun 2020
Leidos welcomes AeroPM to LAND 129 Phase 2 project bid
Leidos Australia has announced its collaboration with Australian SME AeroPM for expert technical, airworthiness, certification, test and evaluation a...
26 Jun 2020
Sydney City Marine achieves ADF docking qualification
Sydney City Marine (SCM) has been assessed by the Naval Technical Bureau (NTB) as having achieved the requirements of the Australian Defence Force Mar...
26 Jun 2020
Amid recent spike, Defence ups its support to Victoria
The ADF plans to significantly increase its support to Victoria to help it contain the recent outbreak of COVID-19, following a request from the Victo...
26 Jun 2020
Air Force demonstrates refuelling capability with next-gen fighter
The Royal Australian Air Force has demonstrated the capability of its KC-30 tankers to successfully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters being intr...
26 Jun 2020
Royal Navy, BAE Systems collaborate on first autonomous RIBs
BAE Systems and the Royal Navy have partnered to deliver the first autonomous Pacific 24 (P24) rigid inflatable boat (RIB), enhancing the capabilities...
26 Jun 2020
US, Japanese Navies conduct joint exercises in South China Sea
The US Navy littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords and the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Kashima Class training vessel JS Kashi...
25 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: The intersection of a Grand Strategy and a National Security Strategy
The past six months have done more to reveal the changed reality of the world and the myriad challenges Australia faces than the previous decades comb...
25 Jun 2020
University of Queensland uses AI to bridge innovation divide with ADF
The University of Queensland Business School is working with the Australian Defence Force to address the growing challenges created by artificial inte...
25 Jun 2020
Five Eyes defence chiefs’ meeting held online
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds attended a virtual meeting with counterparts from other Five Eyes nations, held via teleconference on 22-23 June. ...
25 Jun 2020
US Navy continues Growler NGJ-LB testing during COVID-19
The US Navy has successfully completed testing of the Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Mary...
25 Jun 2020
Hydrographic support proves crucial to Navy operations
One of the Royal Australian Navy’s specialised hydrographic ship, HMAS Melville, aptly marked World Hydrography Day at sea on 21 June, as the hydrog...
25 Jun 2020
US Navy awards General Dynamics Electric Boat contract for Columbia Class SSBNs
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a US$869 million cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to provide continued de...
25 Jun 2020
USAF, JASDF demonstrate interoperability of fourth and fifth-gen platforms
Elements of the US Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) have successfully completed a readiness exercise, designed to validate the ...
24 Jun 2020
Op-Ed: A sustainable and competitive defence industry for Australia
A sustainable, competitive Australian defence industry is a critical component of the national sovereignty equation and must be a critical component ...
24 Jun 2020
Australian public backing stronger response to Beijing is a perfect opportunity
Polling conducted by the Lowy Institute has revealed that a growing number of the Australian public believe the government should take a stronger sta...
24 Jun 2020
F-35 program provides a major win for South Australian SME
Former South Australian car parts maker Axiom Precision Manufacturing has won more work in Australia on the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program i...

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SPA Australia awarded Force Design Support contract
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