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Australia Sets $36.4Bn Defence Budget

The Turnbull Government’s first priority is the safety and security of Australia and its people. The 2018–19 Budget will provide national and economic security,...

United States Air Force B-52 Bombers arrive in Darwin

A number of United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have arrived at RAAF Darwin to participate in Enhanced Air Cooperation. RAAF Base Darwin...

Germany’s Rheinmetall wins Australia combat vehicle contract

German manufacturer Rheinmetall won a Aus$5.2 (US$4.1 billion) contract Wednesday to supply Australia with new armoured combat vehicles as Canberra boosts its defence capabilities. The...

Australia warplane catches fire during US training: Military

A Royal Australian Air Force electronic warfare plane caught fire on takeoff during an exercise in the United States Saturday (Jan 27) but there...

F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hack

The hackers used a tool called “China Chopper” which according to security experts is widely used by Chinese actors, and had gained access via...

Australia’s new frigates to feature long-range missile defence system

Australia’s new frigates will be equipped with a long-range missile defence system to counter threats from rogue states like North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. Canberra...

US Marines may ground aircraft after latest deadly crash

The US Marine Corps may ground its entire air fleet for a safety review following the crash of an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in Australia...

Australia to Buy ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia for ALE-70 Radio Frequency Countermeasures (RFCM)....
AMRAAM NASAMS Launcher

Australia Picks NASAMS for A$2Bn Short-Range Air Defence Contract

The Turnbull Government has provided approval for the development of a Short-Range Ground Based Air Defence system to improve protection for deployed personnel. Minister for...
P-8A Poseidon

$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft for U.S., Australia and U.K.

Boeing the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through...