Hi-Intensity Operations and Sustaining Self Reliance: Crafting a Strategic Capability

01/14/2019
On April 11, 2018, the Williams Foundation will hold its latest seminar on shaping 21st deterrence capabilities. The seminar will be held in Canberra, Australia from 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at theNational Gallery of Australia, ACT. The seminar will focus on a key but neglected element of the strategic shift…

Avalon Airshow 2019: The Role of Victorian Industry in the F-35

01/12/2019
Victorian industry in Australia is playing a key role in the Australian F-35 program, both in supporting their own jets and the global enterprise. In  recent Defence Connect article by Stephen Kuper, January 10, 2019, its role was highlighted. Minister Pakula said, "The Australian International Airshow at Avalon is one…

First Australian Aegis Destroyer Integrates with US Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability

01/08/2019
By Robbin Laird I visited the HMAS Hobart at Fleet Base East prior to its time conducting weapons and systems evaluations with the US Navy off of the West Coast of the United States. According to Andrew McLaughlin in an article published on January 7, 2019: The tests were conducted…

Algeria Operating New UAVs from UAE and China

01/08/2019
By defenceWeb Algeria’s military has greatly expanded its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet, and is now operating aircraft acquired from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as China. Video footage seen in December revealed that Algeria is operating two types of UAVs built by the UAE’s Adcom Systems, including…

The Gatwick Drone Incident: Networks and Disruptive Challenges

01/03/2019
If ever one wanted proof that disruption of advanced networks is a challenge and a problem, look no further than the recent disruptions of air traffic in the UK and beyond from a reported drone sighting near the airport and the follow on events. Just today, the UK MoD has…