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9 Aug 2022
Making the US-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty fit for the 21st century
How can the United States work to ensure that the Mutual Defense Treaty is ready to overcome the challenges set by the modern threat environment? ...
8 Aug 2022
New government, familiar challenges
Opinion: It’s critical that the new government rises to the challenge and establishes an efficient framework to promote Australian industry capabi...
28 Jul 2022
How the defence industry can ensure a secure state for critical infrastructure
Opinion: It’s essential that defence organisations proactively manage risk by establishing a cyber security risk management framework. However, def...
20 Jul 2022
Why we need to quantum-proof embedded systems now
Opinion: Jim Alfred of BlackBerry Technology Solutions explains how quantum computing can be leveraged to bolster supply chain resilience.  ...
18 Jul 2022
The nuclear submarine builders must be consulted by the task force
Opinion: The current work by the greatly expanded Nuclear Powered Submarine Task Force must extend to consultation with proven designers and builders...
13 Jul 2022
PM’s job summit – a chance to upskill for national resilience
Opinion: While the ADF has been employed in recent disaster relief missions, it’s important that the military continues to focus on its primary role...
20 Jun 2022
Build the Astute Class in Osborne and Barrow for fastest delivery
Opinion: Amid the cries for an evolved Collins to fill Australia’s submarine gap, and a potential yet unexpected offer of Virginias with US Navy cre...
14 Jun 2022
Why data will break through the next frontier of modern defence
Anthony Read from IFS APJ & MEA explains why defence leaders must “embrace the next frontier of modern defence” by leveraging intelligent da...
7 Jun 2022
Undersea autonomous capability; the trade-off between crewed and uncrewed
Opinion: Former naval officer and defence industry analyst Chris Skinner refutes the notion that defence must choose between crewed or uncrewed vehicl...
19 May 2022
Ready to embark: Digitalisation and technology hit shipbuilding
Opinion: Industry 4.0 undoubtedly transformed manufacturing organisations across the globe but stopped short of impacting military and commercial ship...
17 May 2022
The character of the modern battlefield and role of the digital warrior
Opinion: Major General (Ret’d) Rupert Jones CBE analyses the degree to which technology has changed the way that we fight across battlefields from ...
16 May 2022
Antarctica adrift: Australia’s southern blind spot
Read Dr Elizabeth Buchanan’s remarks for the 2022 Sea Power Conference panel on maritime competition on Australia’s southern flank – Antarctica....
28 Apr 2022
New veterans employment guide supports veteran pathways
Opinion: BAE Systems Australia has launched a Veterans Employment Best Practice guide to share the company’s experience and success in attracting, r...
13 Apr 2022
A Milestones Approach to introduction of small nuclear reactors in Australia
Navy veteran and defence industry analyst Christopher Skinner examines whether the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Milestones Approach shoul...
12 Apr 2022
Why Australia’s Defence Force needs a digital insurgency
Opinion: If the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is to keep pace with modern practices and digitally transform its operations, it will require an insurg...
23 Mar 2022
Is C-UAS neglecting AI?
The success of counter-UAS (C-UAS) defences often depends on a single factor: the ability of a human operator to correctly identify and react to a dro...
16 Mar 2022
How shared infrastructure collaboration will boost defence productivity
We must work collaboratively on secure shared infrastructure for Australia’s sovereign industry to meet the big challenges of providing Defence capa...
14 Mar 2022
Why Defence must tackle its digital skills crisis with ferocity
The digital skills and technology gap in the military is well known and being discussed with increasing urgency. But beyond the need to embrace the la...
11 Mar 2022
The three key logistics and supply chain focuses for the defence industry in 2022 and beyond
The use of software to manage IT infrastructures and mission critical weapons systems has made huge advancements within military organisations and the...
10 Mar 2022
Submarine basing on Australia’s east coast – issues for early discussion
Navy veteran and defence industry analyst Christopher Skinner unpacks the Commonwealth government’s recent decision to develop a new naval base alon...

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