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Australia acquires Switchblade 300 loitering munition

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 8 July that it will acquire the US-made Switchblade 300 precision loitering munition for the Australian...
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Challenges Ahead for Australian and New Zealand Navies

The right type? The right capabilities? What is the need for both navies to readjust their fleets to face regional threats? The changing global strategic...

Lockheed Martin Australia contracted for major Australian air defence work

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 24 April that it has awarded a A$500 million contract to Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver...

Australian Army trials UGV live firing with EOS

The Australian Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO) and Electro Optic Systems (EOS) have teamed up to demonstrate the long-range...

Australian firm readies C-UAS laser prototype for ADF

Melbourne-based technology company AIM Defence has secured a A$4.9 million contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to build a deployable directed energy system...
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Australia’s Strategic Defence Review Divergence

The military rise of the People's Republic of China has been rapid, even though warning signals have existed for years. Such strategic competition has...

Australia and Japan to jointly develop underwater RAS technology

Australia and Japan have signed an agreement to enhance strategic capabilities in Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS) for undersea warfare, the Australia Department of...
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Equipping for Disaster Relief

The major earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria in early February have provided a stark reminder for the need to be prepared for disasters,...
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Australia commits to local ammunition manufacturing

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 6 October that the government it will invest A$220 million in state-owned munitions production factories in...

Australia permanently grounds Taipan helos ahead of fleet withdrawal

The Australian Defence Force (ADF)’s troubled MRH-90 Taipan helicopter fleet has all but phased out of service, according to a 29 September announcement from...

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