Japan’s Maritime Self-Defence Force has taken delivery of a helicopter carrier vessel that is its largest warship since World War II.
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Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.
The Australian Submarine Escape and Rescue System (SERS) is a unique capability. Even more so when you consider that a lone, local SME has produced a range of technologies that world leaders told them was ‘unachievable’ for some elements of the system.
The ADF deserves credit for the speedy introduction of tactical UAVs in support of its deployed forces in the MEAO.
The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium
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Editor Katherine Ziesing looks at the recent developments in the Sea 1000 space, what role the Defence Housing Authority plays for Defence, provides an introduction to ballistic missile defence in the Australian context, and interviews Northrop Grumman Australia MD Ian Irving in this month’s From the Source.
Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway examines a smart SME in Logistic Solutions Australasia, the lessons learned in the US and how they apply to AIR 7000, and naval simulation capabilities.
Senior correspondent Julian Kerr outlines the global success of Austal and the changing face of SEA 5000.
Philip Smart profiles high technology SME success story Daronmont.