Key Developments

The Australian Submarine Decision and Shaping a Way Ahead for the ADF

09/24/2021
By Robbin Laird

The decision to build a fleet of nuclear attack submarines is clearly a not a simple…

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Central Asia on the Front Lines

09/21/2021
By James Durso

The U.S. retreat from Afghanistan puts Central Asia on the front lines against the Islamic Emirate…

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AUKUS and Shaping a Way Ahead for Australian Defence

09/20/2021
By Peter Jennings

Amid the flags and fine words announcing the arrival of AUKUS, no one should mistake the reality…

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The Australian Strategic Decision: Moving from Conventional to Nuclear Attack Submarines

09/19/2021
By Robbin Laird

The recent announcement of the decision by the Australian government to cancel their diesel submarine contract…

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Advanced Training as a Weapon System

09/17/2021
By Robbin Laird

Having just returned from the Pacific, it is clear that U.S. forces are focused on shaping…

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The Tripartite Australian Submarine Negotiations

09/16/2021
By Brendan Nicholson

American officials have stressed the importance of Australia having nuclear-powered submarines that are fast, discreet, with…

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Special Reports
08/05/2021
The Future Combat Air System (FCAS) is a core initiative of the Macron Administration for both defense modernization...
Book Review
07/22/2021
It is symbolically a Christmas in July for Rappahannock County Virginia because a new book of Poetry by T. C. Pelegatta Jr. has just been published. I had the opportunity to review Ted Pellegatta’s previous works of art,. He is...
Featured Defense System
09/18/2021
By Australian Defence Business Review

The Royal Australian Navy’s Project SEA 1448 Phase 4B to upgrade the air search radar capability of the ANZAC class frigate fleet has achieved an initial operational capability (IOC). Described by Defence as “one of the most advanced, sovereign air search radar capabilities in the world”, the Australian-designed, developed, and manufactured CEA CEAFAR-2L Phased Array Radar system has replaced the original air search radar installed on the ships when built in the 1990s as part of the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program (AMCAP) upgrade. The new system has been integrated with the ships’ Saab 9LV combat management system (CMS) and CEA CEAFAR anti-ship missile defence (ASMD) radar installed under previous phases of SEA 1448. “The Anzac Air Search Radar replacement project has not only replaced the ageing air search radar...

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