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Ballistic Missile Shields

Obtaining a ballistic missile defence capability adds another layer to a nation’s nuclear and/or conventional deterrence. On 30 August at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall...
Air-Defence

Air Defence Challenges in the New Decade

Air defence is coming to the fore of Western military planning after being neglected in the 20-plus years of permissive campaigns since the end...
Shortfin

Alliances drive Australian Defence Spending

Australian defence modernisation is moving ahead across a broad front with a ‘build in Australia’ impetus behind many major projects. Modernisation Programme Australia’s defence modernisation programme...
Colllins-Submarine

Better Than Ever?

The Royal Australian Navy’s six Collins-class diesel-electric submarines are delivering improved operational output, just as Australia’s requirement for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) appears to be...
rifle-squad

Foot Slogger Firepower

A review of some of the latest firepower becoming available to riflemen and those firing automatic weapons in today’s infantry. Weapons of the combat infantry...
RAF-Typhoon

Precisely on Target

Precision guided munitions have become today’s norm, especially to overcome averse weather and where targets are close to urban areas. Smart Weaponry Smart weaponry shapes the...
EA-18G-Squadron-35

A Deeper Growl

One of the most powerful weapon systems in America's arsenal, the EA-18G Growler,  is about to get even better with the introduction of the...
assault-riffle

Renewing the Assault

Lessons learned from recent conflicts has seen a greater focus on modularity and ambidextrous customisation of small arms, as well as reducing weight and...
HAL-Tejas

Cheaper Options for Ground Attack

There is now a growing range of ground attack aircraft available now, the purchase of which will not break a nation’s defence budget.  COIN air...
RAN-Autonomous-Warrior

Unmanned Tranformation

"Autonomous Warrior" drive RAN to boost unmanned system roles in sea control, situational awareness. Royal Australian Navy Task Group-based operations The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is...

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