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Royal Australian and US Air Force leaders sign Joint Vision Statement

The future of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force was further strengthened recently in Washington, D.C. with the signing of a Joint Vision Statement by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ...
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SMEs awarded Defence grants for exports

Six Australian small businesses have shared in more than A$1.3 million in government grants designed to boost their export potential. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the latest recipients of grants under the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant Program...
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Air force chief disputes claims on F-35

Australia's Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, has disputed claims made in a newspaper article that the country's F-35 flying hours have been reduced because of the availability of the aircraft. The Australian newspaper reported this week...
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CSIS: The impact of ending military aid to Ukraine

As Congress dithers about funding aid to Ukraine, Ukrainian military capabilities decline. This decline is gradual. Previously committed weapons, munitions, and supplies will keep some equipment flowing for months or even years. However, the effects of declining aid will...
Defence Minister Christopher Pyne- Singapore Visit

Minister to visit Japan, China and Singapore

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, will visit Japan, China and Singapore from 22-28 January 2019. In Japan Minister Pyne will meet with his counterpart, Japan’s Minister for Defense, Mr Takeshi Iwaya, and senior Ministry of Defense and...

Lockheed Martin Australia Supports Aussie Hero Quilts

 Lockheed Martin Australia is proud to announce a three-year sponsorship of Aussie Hero Quilts, as part of the company’s commitment to support veteran organisations and positively impact the lives of defence members and their families.Aussie Hero Quilts coordinates volunteers...

TRANSCRIPT: Marise Payne on Australian journalists and China

SENATOR THE HON MARISE PAYNE Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Women INTERVIEW WITH DEBORAH KNIGHT 2GB AFTERNOONS 8 SEPTEMBER 2020 Subjects: Consular support provided to two Australian Journalists from China; Cheng Lei; travel advice to AustraliansDeborah Knight:Now, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has just called in...
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No Minister, Australia doesn’t normally subsidise US defence industry

On December 14 the US Congress passed the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes further detail about the AUKUS agreement.  The entire document is a massive 4,409 pages, covering everything from the acquisition of B-21 bombers through...
NORFORCE commemorates the 80th anniversary of NTSRU

Indigenous unit celebrates 80th anniversary

The Australian Army and the Australian Defence Force have joined Indigenous and community leaders to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the formation of the NTSRU – the Northern Territory Special Reconnaissance Unit. The Unit was created in 1942 to...
Intelligence and Security Committee endorses criminal listing of eight terrorist organisations

Australia adds grant program for intelligence, national security threat research

A new research grants program is set to boost innovation and assist in developing national security and intelligence capacity within Australian universities. The A$18 million National Intelligence and Security Discovery Research Grants (NISDRG) program is funded by the National...

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