17 Mar 2016
The resulting backlash has forced Defence Minister Marise Payne to defend the decision before she even formally announced it.
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".
The replacement of the RAAF’s Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) fleet is also to be decided this year.
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’.
Raytheon is developing a long-range missile that will allow the US Army to field twice as many missiles on its existing launch vehicles.
Boeing's Echo Voyager UUV can operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay.
Australian software developer PHM Technology has announced a strategic investment from the Venture Capital Unit of Siemens.
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.
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