Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system.
Northrop Grumman M5 is set to use the 2014 Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIs) conference to launch the latest product in their innovative Secure Communications System (SCS) series.
Ladies and gentlemen, I had to write that headline to prove a point to DMO CEO Warren King. The media does occasionally listen when the DMO does good things. After speaking at length with King about the reform journey the organisation has been on since its 2000 inception, there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at performance.
The current CBRN threat, or at least perception of it, is increasing with the use of CBRN agents in Syria and Iraq by the Assad regime and ISIS, and is likely to be replicated by IS outside these countries by individuals wanting to create fear and inertia.
Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) can provide a practical endorsement of its bid to supply Australia’s Future Submarine - a state-of-the-art shipyard with six submarines under construction, three more undergoing refit or maintenance, and ongoing research and development activity.
Cyber threat Indicators point to another tough year for security staff, especially in the Defence sector. China and the US account for more than half of all observed attack traffic, according to Akamai’s ‘State of the Internet’ Report for the fourth quarter 2014.
Australia’s Chief of Navy has spoken out against China’s controversial land reclamation projects on disputed islands in the South China Sea. Vice Admiral Tim Barrett also reaffirmed Australia’s commitment to regional security and outlined the part the Royal Australian Navy can play in regional maritime cooperation.
Back in 2003 the government dispatched a small team of soldiers to help train the Iraqi military, a massive job considering the US administration in Baghdad had unilaterally abolished Saddam’s army as irremediably compromised by Baathism.
Up to 60 defence civilian and military personnel will be taking part in a study exploring virtual reality technology as a means to improve training, education and performance within the military environment.