Australian sub and warship builder celebrates 30 years

Credit: ASC

Adelaide based submarine and Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) builder ASC celebrated its 30th year of operations. Premium

Defending world peace or sabre rattling? – China parades its muscle

In the largest military parade in China for some years, the People’s Liberation Army’s might will be on display. Credit: Reuters

Today in Beijing 12,000 People’s Liberation Army (PLA) troops will march through Tiananmen Square alongside a considerable contingent of weaponry in a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory in the “Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression” Premium

Boeing receives order for first RAAF P-8A Poseidons

Production of the Australian P-8As is expected to commence later this year with aircraft being delivered to the RAAF in 2016. Credit: USN

The first four of eight Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have been placed on contract, according to a 27 August Pentagon announcement. Premium

HMAS Ballarat to re-join the fleet

Ballarat is the fifth ANZAC-class ship to be upgraded under the ASMD program. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

HMAS Ballarat has completed her on-dock production activities associated with the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade. Premium

UK upgrades and expands Giraffes

Giraffe AMB radars were deployed to some of the Australian Army’s operating bases in Afghanistan. Credit: Saab

The UK MoD has placed orders with Saab for additional Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB) radar systems plus upgrades of the existing systems and associated equipment. Premium

Cubic demonstrated joint JLVC training efforts at Talisman Sabre

Australian Army soldiers from Mortar Platoon, 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, fire the 81mm mortar in support of a platoon attack, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Credit: Defence

Cubic Global Defense has announced its successful participation in the recent Talisman Sabre exercise. Premium

HMAS Canberra takes first steps towards IOC

The LHD will be exercising with elements of the Amphibious Ready Element over coming months. Credit: Defence

The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability. Premium

Research unit targets ethics and law in modern warfare

Credit: Jonathunder via Wikimedia Commons

The University of Adelaide has launched a new Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics to examine in greater detail the legal and policy issues. Premium

Three immediate solutions for Veterans, Inquiry told

Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps veterans proudly march through the streets of Sydney on ANZAC Day. Credit: Defence

The Senate Inquiry into the Mental Health of Defence Force Personnel has heard it should focus on three immediate solutions to alleviate the trauma and suffering of returned Veterans and other ADF personnel. Premium

BAE Systems continues air support role for ADF

Some BAE Systems employees will be based at Headquarters Joint Operations Centre in Bungendore, ACT. Credit: Defence

BAE Systems Australia will continue its role supporting Australia’s military air operations with the announcement of a new four-year contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Premium

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