Key Developments

The Fuel Security Challenge for Australia’s Northern Bases

04/08/2020
By John Coyne

The Chinese government was likely well aware of Australia’s plans to significantly enhance the Royal Australian Air Force…

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US Space Force and Its Counter Communication System

04/07/2020
By Debalina Ghoshal

The United States’ Space Force has received a Counter Communication System (CCS) Block 10.2 which is…

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The Defense of Northern Australia: Its Strategic Impact

04/07/2020
By John Coyne

In October 1942, Edward Ward, the minister for labour and national services, accused the Australian government…

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A Look at Strategic Geography for Pacific Defense: Putting the Chinese Military Challenge Into Strategic Context

04/05/2020
By Robbin Laird

The Chinese Communist Regime led by “lifetime” leader Xi Jinping has enhanced its military capabilities as…

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Shaping a Way Ahead for Defense Preparedness

04/04/2020
By David Beaumont

Logistics readiness refers to the ability to undertake, to build up and thereafter to sustain, combat…

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Information War: China’s Misplaced Pandemic Propaganda

04/03/2020
By Minxin Pei

Barely a month ago, China was in the grip of the coronavirus. Thousands of new infections…

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Special Reports
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Book Review
04/07/2020
With the Western reactions to the seizure of Crimea, Putin was blocked from further incorporation of the “near abroad” directly in the Russian republic. He certainly has generated continued pressure on the “near abroad” states and is leveraging the turn...
Featured Defense System
04/08/2020
By Andrew McLaughlin

Schiebel has announced it has successfully completed acceptance testing of a heavy fuel engine on its Camcopter S-100 UAS currently being tested for the Royal Australian Navy. Designed to be compatible with heavy fuels already carried at sea for marine and helicopter gas turbines, the adoption and successful testing of the heavy fuel-powered S2 engine on the S-100 will negate the requirement to carry dedicated aviation fuel in separate bunkerage. Initially JP-5 (F-44) and Jet-A1 fuels have been cleared, while other fuel types are planned to be approved in future. Significantly, Schiebel says the new S2 engine increases the operational performance and maintainability of the S-100. “Given the single fuel policy adopted by the world’s Navies, we have responded to the requirement and have now developed, tested and...

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