Cyber + Space

According to a recent report from Accenture, approximately 86 per cent of aerospace and defence companies expect to integrate blockchain into their corporate systems within three years.

With antecedents stretching back to the UK’s Chain Home radar system of WWII, Australia’s world-leading Jindalee Over-The-Horizon Radar Network (JORN) is embarking on a major upgrade to combat future threats, including those likely to be posed by hypersonic missiles.

The ASPI space conference saw industry take the opportunity to announce their own research plans in the space realm.

Lockheed Martin and Curtin University are applying technology previously used to observe meteorite fireballs to track satellites.

CSIRO has announced a new research centre focused on collecting and analysing data about Earth from space.

Defence is stepping up investments in the ‘Internet of Things’ as Australian technology looks set to integrate the concept into military operations.

The first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems has been launched in Brisbane at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018.

Reports have emerged suggesting that the British government may seek Australian assistance in building its own satellite navigation system.

The State Space Agency of Ukraine has highlighted the Curtin air base in the Kimberley, near the town of Derby, as a potential site for a launch facility.

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched a ‘temporary embassy’ in Tallinn, Estonia, that will facilitate Australian participation in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

It’s clear that the federal Government has thrown in the towel on advancing cybersecurity. Its opaque approach to encryption is unsettling and will undermine its cyber 
security strategy.

Opening speakers at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) conference yesterday were optimistic with the progress government has made on the cyber front.

ASPI has released a new report into Australia’s offensive cyber capabilities, looking to dispel some of the myths around what this warfighting domain looks like.

Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to understand how international laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space.

Luxembourg-based Kleos Space is creating its first wholly owned subsidiary abroad in Australia.