Key Developments

Multi-Layer Security, SPOC and Shaping Way Ahead for Deploying C2 Hubs Empowering Integratability

08/04/2020
By Robbin Laird

In my article on “Standing C2 on its Head,” argued that  C2 systems are no longer…

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Platforms, Concepts of Operations and Defense Decisions: The German Case

08/03/2020
By Robbin Laird

With the launch of our defense information website (defense.info) , we introduced a micro-site on defense…

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The Osprey and HADR Missions in the Pacific: The Indonesian Opportunity

08/01/2020
By Robbin Laird

As the Osprey gained operational experience in the Pacific, it became a frequent enabler for US…

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Next Steps for Team Tempest

07/31/2020
By UK Ministry of Defence

According to a UK Ministry of Defence article published on July 20, 2020, seven new companies…

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The Australian Army in the Decade: Resilience, Regionalism and Relevance

07/30/2020
By Robbin Laird

In my recent discussion with Brendan Sargeant, he underscored how significant the strategic shift facing Australia…

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The Role of Defense Diplomacy in the Australian Defense Strategic Update

07/29/2020
By David Burke

Prime Minister Scott Morrison released the 2020 defence strategic update to define Australia’s evolving challenges and provide guidance…

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Special Reports
04/23/2020
The Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel is the first of the new build platforms. It provides the template...
Book Review
08/08/2020
At the precipice of a new cold war, China has more instruments of power than it has ever had, but challenges and missteps mean that the world’s democratic countries still have the upper hand—at least for the moment, says Elizabeth...
Featured Defense System
08/09/2020
By UK Ministry of Defence

According to a UK Ministry of Defence article published on July 24, 2020, a £9.9 million contract has been signed with Merseyside-based Marine Specialised Technology (MST) for two new boats to replace the Gibraltar Squadron Fast Patrol Craft. The six-year contract, which will support 30 jobs and create a further 25, will see construction of the two boats beginning in July 2020 and will take approximately 18 months, with Boat 1 due to be delivered in Q3 2021/22 and Boat 2 in Q1 2022/23. The remainder of the contract will provide an additional four years of local In-Service Support. Both boats will be used to patrol HMNB Gibraltar and British Gibraltar Territorial Waters (BGTW). They will also support British exercises and operations in the area and will keep close...

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