30 Apr 2014
Australia appears to be on the cusp either of continuing with modest improvements in its ISR capabilities, or of seizing the moment for driving step-change improvements, a Kokoda Foundation report suggests.
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The Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, together with South Australian Senator David Fawcett spent Tuesday afternoon speaking to local business and community leaders about Army's LAND 400 Combat Vehicle program at the historic Adelaide Oval.
With the introduction into service of 12 EA-18G Growlers in 2018 or thereabouts, the RAAF will, for the first time, have an airborne electronic attack capability which will be able to disrupt or jam a range of military electronics systems, such as air defence systems.
Following a competitive tender process, Australian Helicopters has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria.
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The Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) is an ambitious program to upgrade the technologies and performance of the EA-18G.
The US Navy appears to be ramping up its cyber war capabilities with a contract award that includes support for offensive cyber technology that could "destroy" enemy computer networks and perform cyber espionage.
The US Navy's acquisition of 26 additional EA-18G Growlers will be assigned to four squadrons operating with the USAF's expeditionary air forces and mounted on those craft could be some very advanced cyber weapons.
US Cyber Command, which has focused on developing forces to blunt attacks against national critical infrastructure, should delegate operational control of distinct combat forces designed to support military operations, a new report urges.
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