Major General Susan Coyle has assumed command of Joint Task Force 633 in the Middle East, taking over from Rear Admiral Mark Hill during a ceremony held at the Australian main operating base. As Commander of Joint Task Force 633, Major General Coyle is responsible for in-theatre command and control of all Australian Defence Force […]
A team from UNSW Art & Design in Australia has secured a grant to develop new technology to bring about improvement in the cognitive performance and resilience of troops in the Australian Army. The $523,000 grant awarded by the Human Performance Research network (HPRnet) is part of the Defence Science and Technology’s $730m Next Generation […]
Former Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson has taken a senior job with Boeing, a company that controversially gave corporate sponsorship to the institution. Nelson prompted significant criticism during his seven-year stint as AWM director for allowing weapons companies to act as corporate sponsors.
The NGJ (Next Generation Jammer) is a U.S. Navy program to augment, and ultimately replace the EA-18G Growler aircraft’s aging ALQ-99 TJS developed in the 1970s for the EA-6B Prowler (a type that has been completely retired from active service in March this year). The NGJ program aims to give the EA-18G fleet advanced airborne […]
BAE Systems, Inc. announced today it has reached definitive agreements for the proposed acquisitions of Collins Aerospace’s military Global Positioning System business and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios business. These two high-performing businesses are being sold in connection with obtaining the required antitrust clearances for the previously announced pending merger between Raytheon and United Technologies Corporation.
The RAF is planning a fighter jet that can fly at more than 4,000mph and be controlled by virtual reality helmet. The £100million Tempest stealth aircraft is being designed to replace the Royal Air Force's long-serving Typhoon, and will enter service in 2035. The hypersonic aircraft will be able to fly at more than Mach […]
The Australian Signals Directorate has begun searching for a new chief to take charge of the country’s peak technical cyber security authority, the Australian Cyber Security Centre. The national cyber spy agency put out the call on Thursday in preparation for the departure of outgoing head Rachel Noble, who will become ASD’s new director-general next […]
Australian defense leaders this week denied claims that their department was urged to consider alternatives to the navy's plans of buying 12 large conventionally-powered submarines from France's Naval Group. The claims, reported by local news media in the wake of an Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report about the program earlier this week, ..
Key point: America builds its weapon systems to last decades. The high-tech F-35 was built to fight and win for at least 50 years. The Air Force has begun early testing, software development and weapons integration for its upcoming Block 4 variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an emerging model intended to give the […]