SDB1 Arrives for the RAAF’s F-35s

08/18/2019
By Sergeant Max Bree and Corporal Mark Carter Bombing capacity of F-35As has quadrupled with the arrival of small diameter bombs introduced to No. 3 Squadron in June. The GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb, Increment 1 (SDB1), packs about 16kg of modern high explosive, guided by GPS-aided inertial navigation. Wing Commander Simon…

Western Australia Indo-Pacific Conference 2019: The Australian Defence Minister Sets Out Long Term Goals

08/17/2019
The WA Indo-Pacific Defence conference is the flagship defence industry and defence issues conference. This year's conference examined topics such as; 'Partnership roles', 'industry support for the changing operational environment', 'New frontiers in Defence including the evolving role of technology and WA's STEM agenda', 'Defence industry applications for WA's battery…

Battle Group Lion

08/10/2019
Battle Group Lion’s four-week Warfighter exercise has culminated with an impressive display of live-fire action at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, 1 June to 3 July 2019. Led by the 1st Armoured Regiment, the Warfighter involved more than 900 personnel from across Australia including, cavalry, infantry, engineers, artillery, advanced medical and…

The 11th Anniversary of the Russian Invasion of Georgia

08/10/2019
The Norwegian government recently underscored the anniversary of the Russian seizure of part of the independent nation of Georgia. According to a Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs article published on August 7, 2019: ‘The conflict over Georgia’s occupied regions must not be forgotten. Eleven years on, Russian troops remain on…

Supporting Expeditionary Force Logistics with USV Technology

08/06/2019
By George Galorisi While logistics isn’t a topic that typically evokes deep passion, it should be. Almost four decades ago, General Robert Barrow, USMC, Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, coined a phrase that is still a staple of U.S. War College curricula, "Amateurs talk about tactics, but professionals…

Thinking Post-Brexit: Serco Looks to Expand Footprint in the French Market

08/04/2019
By Pierre Tran Paris - Serco is seeking to break into the French defense market with offers of support services to military commanders, part of the British company’s bid to triple sales in Continental Europe in the next four years, two directors said. That drive to win French outsourcing deals…