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RAAF Conducts First Flight For New Air Tanker

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that A39-002 KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport has completed its first flight in RAAF service. The aircraft took...

US, Australia defense treaty to cover cyber threats

America and Australia plan to add cyber warfare to their countries' joint defense treaty to reflect the "battlefield of the future," according to US...

Australia, Canada Share Concern About JSF Delay

Australia and Canada share a common concern that the new Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) will be delayed, possibly requiring acquisition of an expensive interim...

More Equipment to Protect Australian Soldiers Against IEDs

Canada will loan two Canadian systems for additional protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) for Australian soldiers operating in Afghanistan. The arrangement was announced by...

US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks next week come at a time when Australia’s most important ally is reassessing its strategic policy and...

Australian defence contractor sues Israeli defense giant

Local company fights to protect Australian business and defence manufacturing jobs Australian owned defence contractor Faxtech Pty Ltd (trading as "Point Trading") today struck a...

Australian-Made Anti-Ship Radar Latest Weapon In Navy’s Arsenal

Navy’s new anti-ship missile defence radar system has been released for initial operational use after achieving outstanding results from the trial of the system...

Australia to Miss Defence Spending Targets

Yesterday's approval of $550 million worth of military projects is not enough to put Defence back on track to meet its 2009 White Paper...
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New Team Established to Enhance Protection of Australian Soldiers

A specialist team of combat experienced soldiers, scientists and engineers are part of a new team called Diggerworks delivering new equipment to better protect...

Australian Defence Culture Has to Change, Says New Chief

The department is also facing reviews to reduce waste in spending and improve the maintenance of hardware. General Hurley last night said four fundamental shifts...