Australian Army soldier Private Brendan Winter provides force protection at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Credit: Defence

The Answer is Strategy - Part 4: Timing is key

Jim Molan's 4th and final serial in "The Answer is Strategy" in which he underlines the importance of timing

Boeing’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer is part of the maintenance training suite that Boeing will provide to the Royal Australian Air Force. Credit: Boeing.

RAAF procures Boeing Virtual Maintenance Trainers for P-8s

The Royal Australian Air Force has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices.
Northrop Grumman's X-47B unmanned air combat system demonstrator could form the basis of a design for the USN's CBARS. Credit: USN by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kevin J. Steinberg

US Navy shifts priorities for unmanned program

In light of what appears to be a looming joint strike fighter shortfall, the US Navy has sought to repurpose one of its unmanned projects, following a directive from the Pentagon.
The Marine Corps has declared IOC with Block 2B software in July 2015 as it provided increased initial warfighting capability. Marine F-35Bs have the necessary weapons to conduct close air support, air interdiction and limited suppression/destruction of enemy air defence missions. Credit: USMC

"Risks understood and manageable" as F-35 faces intense scrutiny

The F-35 Joint Program office has released a public statement into the release of the Pentagon's Test and Evaluation draft report.
The 76th Iraqi Army Brigade graduation parade marks the completion of their training with the combined Australian and New Zealand force at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Credit: Defence

The Answer is Strategy - Part 3: Leadership

World leaders take time to learn when and how to intervene with force, something which seems to be learned only by doing.
The P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft will replace the RAAF's P3-C Orions.

Boeing receives $3.5b order for more P-8A Poseidons

Boeing has been awarded a $3.5 billion contract for 20 P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance planes, including four for Australia.

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F-35 report: JPO seeks to fend off Pentagon Chief Tester’s concerns

Australian F-35A serial A001 flying out of Luke Air Force Base, US. Credit: Lockheed Martin

The Pentagon’s Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation (DOT&E) Michael Gilmore has released his report into the F-35 Lightning II for US Congress with the Joint Program office (JPO) saying the deficiencies raised are “well known” and come as “no surprise”. more »

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    Network Centric Warfare: The US cyber security lesson

    Former Rear Admiral Mike Brown had a good word for Australia’s approach to cyber security.


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      Network Centric Warfare: SATCOMs a work in progress

      Credit: Defence

      Australia first obtained access to the US Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system
      in 2010, and work continues under JP 2008 to maximum the benefits to the ADF of access to this vital resource.


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        Project Review: Maritime - Biggest naval recapitalisation program in a generation

        Credit: Defence

        With the RAN on the cusp of recapitalising its fleet at a greater tempo than at any time since WWII, major maritime capability programs are inevitably focusing on naval shipbuilding.

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          From the Source: BAE Systems CEO Glynn Phillips | ADM Dec/Jan 2016

          Credit: BAE Systems Australia

          BAE Systems Australia has had some ups and down over the last few years, with losses more noted than wins in many business areas. Under new management, the company is looking to acknowledge what it was in Australia and restructure to meet the evolving needs of the Defence customer. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to chief executive Glynn Phillips about his plans for the biggest defence company in the land.


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            DefenceCare's General Manager Robyn Collins

            General Manager Robyn Collins features in Ch 9's documentary Coming Home at 4pm AEST on Sat 6 Feb.

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              Defence Business: SME Spotlight - EM Solutions

              EM Solutions’ new multi-band Satcom On The Move technology is gaining interest around the world, and may prompt a move in to higher volume manufacturing.

              After 17 years of being the go-to Australian company for bespoke radio and microwave engineering systems, EM Solutions may have found the product that will add volume manufacturing to the portfolio.

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                Time to innovate

                It's that time again when we look at the year that was and the year ahead. more »



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