Navantia Selected to build Navy’s Replenishment Ships

Destined to become a familiar silhouette on the horizon – Navantia’s Cantabria in service with the Armada. Credit: Defence

The resulting backlash has forced Defence Minister Marise Payne to defend the decision before she even formally announced it. Premium

The RAAF gets its teeth into multi-domain integration

Winning second prize of the 2016 Art Prize, presented at the 2016 Airpower Conference, was “Boeing C-17A Globemaster III” by Drew Harrison, Global Outreach. Credit: Defence

Speaking at the 2016 Air Power Conference, Minster for Defence Senator Marise Payne admitted that the Air Force is "at the centre of a technologically enhanced ADF". Premium

Dassault eyes VIP fleet replacement

Dassault’s flagship 8X executive jet is outperforming expectations. Credit: Dassault

The replacement of the RAAF’s Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) fleet is also to be decided this year. Premium

Air Power for the win: Williams Foundation Fellow

Dr Alan Stephens, from the Williams Foundation giving a keynote address on Strategy and Joint Warfare. Credit: Defence

Dr Al Stephens set the tone on day one of the Air Power conference, throwing down the gauntlet to counter-insurgency strategies, referring to them as ‘intellectually unsound’. Premium

Doubling up on Long Range Precision Fires

A United States Marine Corps High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at the Bradshaw Field Training Area in the Northern Territory during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Credit: Defence

Raytheon is developing a long-range missile that will allow the US Army to field twice as many missiles on its existing launch vehicles. Premium

UUV missions without all the fuss

Echo Voyager, Boeing’s latest unmanned, undersea vehicle (UUV), can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable propulsion power system and modular payload bay. Credit: Boeing

Boeing's Echo Voyager UUV can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay.

Homegrown software developer boosted by Siemens

Chris Stecki (L) receives the inaugural Australian Maritime Defence SME Innovation Grant award for MADe from the Chairman of Maritime Australia Limited, VADM Chris Ritchie (retd) at Pacific 2013. Credit: PHMT

Australian software developer PHM Technology has announced a strategic investment from the Venture Capital Unit of Siemens. Premium

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The Defence Minister was forced to come out fighting late last week as news about the Navy's replenishment ships and a Spanish build leaked out before any announcement by the Government. For tenders, PDF version and a digital link click here. Premium