The Australian Air Task Group’s air combat operations against Daesh continue with precision attacks, with more than 400 weapons employed against targets to degrade Daesh capability and to support Iraqi Security Forces.
The Australian Government will purchase two additional KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, increasing our KC-30A fleet to seven. more »
Meggitt Training Systems Australia (MTSA) delivered five Weapons Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at bases across Australia under Army Minor Project AMP029.44 and is also upgrading 18 existing WTSS facilities to bring them up to a similar standard as well as providing enhanced weapon simulator capability. Premium
Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium
Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system. Premium
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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The June edition of ADM is a cracker with all the highlights from the Budget this year along with analysis of the game changing technologies and concepts that the ADF will be bringing online in the next 3-5 years.
ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing examines the budget in depth with ASPI's AMrk Thomson, talks to Joint Capability Command about what's on the horizon in the joint space,
Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway looks at the First Principles Review and the cutting edge technology that the RAAF has coming online.
Senior correspondent Julian Kerr examines the Assegai family of munitions from Rheinmetall, provides a frank look at the AWD program, the new world of Navy capabilities and also speaks to Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky in this month's From the Source interview.
And Philip Smart profiles smart SME Ferrocut and looks at what Army has in store in the short to medium term.