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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...
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UPDATED: Ukraine requests unwanted Army Taipan helicopters

Technicians are currently – and in secret – disassembling all 45 Army Taipan Multi Role Helicopters and will bury the components on a Defence site.  Worth around $20 million each on the second-hand market, the decision has been taken...
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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...

WA government signs MOU with Babcock Australasia

Western Australia’s maritime defence industry has been bolstered by the state government signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Babcock Australasia. The MOU will help the Cook Government in creating high paying, skilled jobs for decades at the Australian...

New Defence space capability boosts regional security

The Australian government has entered into an agreement with the United States and the United Kingdom to further advance Australia’s defence space capabilities. At the second AUKUS Defence Ministers’ Meeting in California, ministers spoke about accelerating capabilities that provide...
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Australia announces shipbuilding deal with Austal

The Australian government is securing Australia’s shipbuilding capability and investing in Western Australian defence industry through a new strategic partnership between Defence and Austal Limited at Henderson Shipyard.The Defence Strategic Review observed that there was not enough work to...
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DTC welcomes landmark report to upskill SA workforce

 Students and workers in South Australia are set to benefit from the state government's plan to develop a skilled workforce required to support defence projects with benefits flowing into adjacent sectors for years to come.In response to the South...
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Japan to continue key military procurement programs despite currency devaluation

Japan’s currency devaluation has added an extra layer of complexity to its planned defence budget over the coming years. Some fear that this may lead to reduced acquisition budgets and the cancellation or postponement of defence acquisition programs. However,...
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WA government signs MoU with Huntington Ingalls Industries Australia

A major boost to Western Australia’s maritime defence industry has been achieved with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Government and the world’s largest manufacturer of nuclear-powered submarines. Huntington Ingalls Industries employs over 42,000 people worldwide,...
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Surface ship disarray with Arafuras listed on Projects of Concern

Between the cancelled Attack class submarine contract, the Air Warfare Destroyers delivered late and delays along with cost overruns facing the Hunter class frigate program one wonders if anything can go right.  What was meant to be one of...