Exercise Kakadu 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, has drawn to a close in Darwin.

Exercise Hamel 2018 was held in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) in June and July, representing the ADF’s major collective training activity for the year.

For those whose knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) leaves something to be desired, Ian Mortimer of Melbourne-based Logistic Engineering Services spelt out the importance and the fundamentals of this vital process.

Geospatial tech is changing the game for US Border Patrol.

The ADF has a new Chief after ACM Binskin handed over command to General Angus Campbell at a ceremony in Canberra.

Four Australian universities have been selected to conduct joint research with US universities on priority defence projects.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the new names at the top of the Australian Defence Force.

The ability of the RAN’s LCM-1E landing craft to safely transport an Abrams M1AI main battle tank from ship to shore in benign or rougher sea states will be put to the test in Exercise Sea Explorer.

Three Australian small businesses have been awarded contracts through the Defence Innovation Hub to further develop their innovative technologies.

CUE Adelaide 17 is part of the Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge, run under the Five Eyes Technical Co-operation Program (TTCP).

The ADF has traditionally maintained an edge in the night fighting equipment space. This has been through previous employment of starlight scopes and limited quantities of night vision devices, which provided a welcomed, but limited, capability from Vietnam onwards. The delivery of the Ninox night fighting project in the late 90’s heralded the introduction of a greater night fighting capability for the ADF.

When Lockheed Martin sold off its Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business segment globally to Leidos earlier this year, it created more than just another Defence IT business.

In early June, Lockheed Martin and the Defence Science and Technology Group jointly announced the successful completion of an important step towards the next generation of Over The Horizon Radars (OTHR).

Of the nearly 50 major programs and phases currently being progressed by Defence in the joint space, several may not be high profile but nevertheless are key drivers towards an integrated force.

Australia first obtained access to the US Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system in 2010, and work continues under JP 2008 to maximum the benefits to the ADF of access to this vital resource.