Key Developments

Australia’s Submarine Transition: Taking a Comprehensive View

By Marcus Hellyer and Andrew Nicholls

In 2009, Kevin Rudd’s government decided to increase Australia’s submarine capability. It wrote in its defence…

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Northern Australia’s Supply-Chain Problems: The Perspective from Pitch Black 2022

By John Coyne

It’s been interesting to see how the combined impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war…

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The Drone Wars and Their Impact: An Initial Assessment

By James Durso

Recent conflicts in Azerbaijan and Ukraine have seen the deployment of armed drones by new   suppliers…

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Norway’s High North Defence

By Debalina Ghoshal

In the recent years, Arctic region is becoming  militarised. Russia’s growing presence in Arctic and in…

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The CMV-22B’s Contribution to Carrier Lethality and Survivability

By Robbin Laird

I have written about how the CMV-22B provides for enhanced support to distributed maritime operations in…

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Germany and the Franco-German Defence “Couple”: Recalibrations?

By Pierre Tran

Paris – France and Germany have postponed a long awaited meeting of cabinet ministers due to…

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Special Reports
With the looming defence strategic review launched by the new Labour government, the Williams Foundation seminar held on...
Book Review
Economic sanctions have become the weapon of choice in the United States’ diplomatic and strategic arsenal. Trade tariffs, export controls and other financial penalties offer a quick means to punish ‘bad behaviour’, whether by terrorist groups, drug cartels or national...
Featured Defense System
By UK Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence has selected a preferred bidder to build support ships for the Royal Navy. The contract intends to create 1,200 UK shipyard jobs, hundreds of graduate and apprentice opportunities, and an expected 800 further jobs across the UK supply chain. British-led Team Resolute, comprising BMT, Harland & Wolff and Navantia UK, has been appointed as the preferred bidder to deliver three crucial support ships to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). The £1.6 billion contract (before inflation) to manufacture the vessels providing munitions, stores and provisions to the Royal Navy’s aircraft carriers, destroyers and frigates deployed at sea, is subject to HM Treasury and Ministerial approval. Pledging to invest £77 million in shipyard infrastructure to support the British shipbuilding sector, they aim to create one of...

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