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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...
2 Mar 2022
If you do not have interoperability, you do not have an alliance
Systematic founder and CEO Michael Holm writes about the threats he sees Australia facing as he returns to a badly shaken Europe. ...
17 Feb 2022
Government needs to support our Aussie defence industry – it’s good for our sovereignty, good for our regions
The Prime Minister and Defence Minister may have elevated their language on conflict and the need for greater sovereignty, but the truth is there is a...
3 Feb 2022
Should Canberra pursue Washington’s cyber security strategy?
With the White House implementing a “zero trust” architecture strategy to improve the US government’s cyber security protocols, cyber security...
8 Dec 2021
Lessons from Australia’s National Aircraft Pavement Maintenance Program
For more than a decade, Australia’s National Aircraft Pavement Maintenance (NAPM) Program has found increasingly efficient techniques for maintainin...
23 Nov 2021
Assessing Biden’s new approach to US-China relations
How will Xi Jinping respond to the Biden administration’s efforts to “recalibrate” relations, and what impact will this have on Australia’s ge...
26 Oct 2021
Preparing for war, virtually
When the leaders of Australia, the UK, and the US announced the formation of the AUKUS partnership, one of their key messages was the need to focus on...
25 Oct 2021
So we’ve scrapped the Naval contract, now what?
The French designed Attack Class submarine program has been aborted but a new procurement disaster now looms, writes independent senator for South Aus...
13 Oct 2021
Challenges for the nuclear submarine task force
What hurdles lie ahead for the nuclear submarine task force? Former Royal Australian Navy officer Christopher Skinner explores.  ...
12 Oct 2021
Helping industry reap the benefits of the AUKUS deal
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price reflects on the new opportunities available to local businesses under the trilateral AUKUS partnership. ...

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May 23 2022
Albanese, the Quad, and ‘JAUKUS’
Should Australia’s new prime minister begin his term in office by promoting Japanese membership in AUKUS? ...
May 20 2022
General Dynamics awarded ballistic missile submarine contract
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May 20 2022
US approves sale of TOW 2A RF missiles to Egypt
The sale, estimated to cost US$691 million includes missile systems, support and related equipment. ...