Key Developments

Forward Operating Bases for Australian Submarines

12/04/2019
By Euan Graham

Luke Gosling’s recent Strategist post, mooting Darwin as a forward operating location for Australia’s submarines, sparked a few…

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Telescoping of Generations and Next Generation Airpower: RAF Perspectives at the International Fighter Conference 2019

12/01/2019
By Robbin Laird

There is very little question that the impact of the F-35 global enterprise is a significant…

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Is the B-21 Bomber a Viable Option for Allies?

11/29/2019
By Marcus Hellyer with Additional Comments

Australia needs to consider its options for projecting greater military power in an age where we…

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Closing Australia’s Long-Range Strike Gap

11/29/2019
By Malcolm Davis

ASPI’s Catherine McGregor has highlighted the concerns of two former air force chiefs that there’s an urgent capability…

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The Requirements of 5th Generation Manoeuvre: Implications for Force Design

11/26/2019
By Michael Shoebridge

Over the past 20 years the ADF has participated in numerous combat operations, gained insights, and…

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The Australians Work “Amphibiosity”

11/26/2019
By Lieutenant Max Logan

Armed forces from Tonga and the ADF combined for an amphibious beach landing exercise in Nuku’alofa…

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Special Reports
12/05/2019
This report focuses on the presentations and assessments made from those presentations at the International Fighter Conference 2019,...
Book Review
11/20/2019
Thomas J. Cutler authored a book on the battle of Leyte Gulf several years ago. Now he has just published a collection of essays, some new and some historical, looking back at the largest naval battle in history, 75 years...
Featured Defense System
12/04/2019
By Andrew McLaughlin

Boeing Defence Australia has announced it has successfully demonstrated its Advanced Teaming System (ATS) concept through the use of sub-scale jet powered drones. The demonstration is a key milestone in the company’s development of the ATS Loyal Wingman for the RAAF through Air Force Minor Program DEF 6014 Phase 1, for which Boeing will deliver three full scale air vehicles and associated systems. While Boeing has drawn upon its decades of unmanned systems expertise through its US parent, it has also developed many of the technologies in use on the ATS program locally. The sub-scale jets can reach speeds of up to 180kts, and Boeing says the demonstration showed the jets were able to safely communicate and coordinate with each other. Boeing’s announcement coincides with one by the QLD state...

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