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Australia to acquire nuclear-powered submarines in new strategic partnership

In one of the most significant national security decisions in a generation, Australia will acquire a fleet of at least eight nuclear powered submarines with the involvement of the US and UK. The precise details will be thrashed out...

Australia investing more in guided weapons

The Australian government is responding to a rapidly changing strategic environment by investing in critical capability, securing supply chains, and enhancing Australia's self-reliance, according to a joint statement released by Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Minister for Defence Industry...

Annual cyber threat report released

Australia's Assistant Minister for Defence has released the second ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report: July 2020 to June 2021 in Perth. The ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report details the key cyber threats Australians face, and provides critical advice on...

Canadian DND chooses Rohde & Schwarz HF communications

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a standing offer contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for the replacement of high frequency (HF) receivers at multiple sites across Canada. In the next five years, the Canadian DND...

Australia, India work on cyber security

Australia and India are working together to shape a safer and more secure global environment, launching the second round of the Australia-India Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership (AICCTP) grants program. The open call for applications complements discussions on cyber and...

Australia to mount review of Defence innovation

The Australian government will embark on a comprehensive review of Defence innovation, science and technology to help ensure the Australian Defence Force has access to the most cutting-edge capability in the world. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today...

Ministers don’t let pandemic stop foreign trips

Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence, Peter Dutton will visit Jakarta, New Delhi, Seoul, Washington and New York to advance Australia’s relationships with strategic partners in the Indo-Pacific region. The ministers said "Australia’s security and...

Defence launches ‘Blood Challenge’

The 2021 Defence Blood Challenge has officially launched in Canberra, and will run until 8 December 2021. The event encourages Defence members and their families, across Australia, to give blood or plasma and register their donation against their service...

Taiwan likely to buy fighter jets despite modest defence expenditure increase

Taiwan is likely to spend US$1.44 billion on fighter jets in 2022 despite its overall defence budget increasing only by US$67 million over 2021 to a total expenditure of US$16.89 billion, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company....

Indigenous company wins Gallipoli Barracks contract

An Indigenous construction and facility maintenance business has been awarded a A$3.8 million contract for works at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the government’s contract with Kennelly Constructions Pty Ltd was part of...

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