White Paper 2016: Defence hands down the trifecta

The 2016 Defence White Paper has been formally released by the Prime Minister and Minister for Defence. Credit: Defence

As a coherent whole, the documents make for some of the best reading to come out of the department this century.

White Paper 2016: Industry

Hawk 127 maintenance at RAAF Williamtown. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

The Defence Industry Policy Statement makes for some interesting reading in that it puts dollars to ideas. Premium

White Paper 2016: People

Diggers in Afghanistan. Credit: Defence

There will be growth for both the civilian and uniformed part of Defence with both set to reach highs not seen since 1993. Premium

White Paper 2016: Sea

HMAS Perth post ASMD. Credit: Defence

Government confirmed their biggest Navy recapitalisation program in a generation. Premium

White Paper 2016: Land

ASLAVs in the Afghan desert. Credit: Defence

This Paper was never going to be a big one for Army, with the service already in the midst of the massive Land 400 program to deliver new combat vehicles of all types as well as a significant modernisation of its battlefield management and communication systems. Premium

White Paper 2016: Air

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. Credit: Defence

Like Army, Air Force has plenty of key programs already in train with Joint Strike Fighters, P-8As, and Growlers expected in the next few years. Premium

White Paper 2016: ADM Conclusions

At a glance, the trifecta is good news for both Defence and Defence Industry. Premium

Kilcullen on understanding ISIS

In his new book Kilcullen examines the rise of IS and takes readers into the latest struggle for control of the Middle East. Credit: USSC

Former Australian Army officer, US senior counterinsurgency advisor and bestselling author David Kilcullen spoke at an event hosted by the University of Sydney’s US Studies Centre on Tuesday night. Premium

Spain to Acquire MQ-9 Reaper

The MQ-9 Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. Credit: USAF SSGT John Bainter

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has announced its notification of Spain's selection of the MQ-9 Reaper RPA system. Premium

AWD Hobart lights up combat systems

The AWD Alliance test activation team on the forecastle of NUSHIP Hobart. Credit: AWD Alliance

The combat systems of the first Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart have been put through initial activation tests in the last few weeks. Premium

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