Joint

Defence and Raytheon Australia have signed a $680 million acquisition contract on the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System under Land 19 Phase 7B.

It’s February 1962, inside the Pentagon. A team of 45 under the command of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff are preparing to run a game designed to simulate the outcome of growing tensions in Southeast Asia, including a possible American intervention in Vietnam.

Army’s 16 Air Land Regiment has been retitled - one change among several that are now underway.

General Dynamics has been awarded a contract for a prototype of the 155mm XM1113 Rocket-Assisted Projectile round, with Australian industry set to participate.

JP2060 Phase 3 (Deployable Health Capability) has moved to the risk mitigation activity phase, with bidders notified whether they are still in the running.

US Marine Corps personnel are arriving in the NT to commence the eighth rotation of the Marine Rotational Force - Darwin.

The Sir Richard Williams Foundation this week held a seminar on high-intensity operations and sustaining self reliance.

Defence has signed a five-year contract with the SA-based company Babcock for counter-chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (C-CBRNE) support.

Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld has been named as the new Chief of Air Force, and Major General Greg Bilton as the new CJOPS (upon promotion).

The ADF's new air defence system is now set to be acquired under Land 19 Phase 7B.

Defence has settled with willing sellers and will establish a training area near Greenvale in North Queensland as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative.

2018 was a busy year in the Joint projects space and particularly so for the recently-formed Joint Capabilities Group.

The Secretary-General of the UN, António Guterres, has announced the appointment of the ADF’s Brigadier Cheryl Pearce as Force Commander of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus.

As machines learn, soon they will teach. Is the ADF ready?

Exercise Kakadu 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, has drawn to a close in Darwin.