Key Developments

Working U.S. Navy-USMC Integration in the Mine Warfare Domain

06/13/2021
By Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joseph Rullo

PUTLOS, Germany Integration is a priority across the Navy and Marine Corps; the goal of this…

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Remember D-Day? BALTOPS 50 Kicked Off on June 6, 2021

06/10/2021
By Defense.info Media Team

You remember D-Day? Well, NATO kicked off BALTOPS 50 on the anniversary of D-Day. This is…

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Ensuring Australia’s Digital Sovereignty

06/09/2021
By Marcus Thompson

The concept of ‘sovereignty’ has recently gained new life in Australia and around the world. Increased…

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Is a Global Britain Possible in a Competitive Age?

06/08/2021
By Mitch Ruhl

On March 16, 2021, the British government released its Integrated Review, entitled “Global Britain in a…

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Warning Time, Events and Crisis Management

06/07/2021
By Robbin Laird

Paul Dibb, the well-known Australian strategist, has recently published a piece with his co-author on warning…

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Australia’s Evolving Pacific Strategy

06/06/2021
By Michael Shoebridge

In November 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his version of Australia’s ‘Pacific step-up’, which was…

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Special Reports
06/05/2021
In this report, the key themes and presentations at the April 8, 2021, Williams Foundation seminar on Next...
Book Review
05/31/2021
Recently, USNI press has published a book edited by Sam J. Tangredi and George Galdorisi entitled AI at War: How Big Data, Artifical Intellignece and Machine Learning are Changing Naval Warfare. The book provides a useful overview to various perspectives...
Featured Defense System
06/12/2021
By Australian Defence Business Review

Where once soldiers on foot cleared roads of mines by slow and careful scanning with mine detectors, Defence is now assessing new technologies which will see that risky mission handed over to the robots. That robot will be in the form of an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) equipped with a ground penetrating radar (GPR), day and night cameras, and an onboard quadcopter drone, able to go out on its own to survey the roads for buried mines or improvised explosive devices (IEDs). During Australia’s long engagement in southern Afghanistan, route clearance for vehicle convoys carrying troops or supplies remained a constant challenge, with vehicles regularly blown up. Of Australia’s 41 dead in Afghanistan, 12 died from the blast of landmines and IEDs, among them engineers killed in the...

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