Recent announcements by Government have once again focused attention on major naval shipbuilding projects to be started over the next decade but there has been a subtle shift in policy regarding SEA1180, the $3-5...
- Cyber spy agency to be called in to protect critical infrastructure August 6, 2020Operators of the nation's critical infrastructure will be forced to pass on information about cyber attacks to the Australian Signals Directorate in real time, and potentially allow the cyber spy agency into their networks to fend off major hacks. Company directors will also have legal duties to ensure a reasonable standard of cyber security - […]
- ‘Deteriorating fast’: Chinese state media takes aim at Scott Morrison August 6, 2020Chinese state media has taken aim at Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a scathing article, claiming Australia’s coronavirus crisis is “deteriorating fast”. The Global Times, a mouthpiece for the Chinese Communist Party, took aim at the PM after Mr Morrison called for an alliance of like-minded nations in the Indo-Pacific region yesterday.
- Leidos Australia scores AU$98 million contract extension with the ATO August 6, 2020The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has handed Leidos Australia a 33-month contract extension to deliver end-user technology support services, a deal valued at close to AU$98 million. Leidos Australia was initially awarded the contract in 2010. "We have a longstanding relationship with the ATO, providing innovative, secure, and sustainable industry-leading solutions," Leidos Australia vice president […]
- Western Australia’s Recovery Plan includes major infrastructure boom August 6, 2020Investments in defence, port and harbour infrastructure, and serviced land to help establish new business and research facilities will deliver a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians as the state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Western Australian Government will accelerate infrastructure works to expand the state’s defence industry capability, increasing the state’s already strong […]
- RAAF history uncovered August 6, 2020A project has started to digitally record a trove of significant Royal Australian Air Force documents, many of which have been locked away for 100 years. The project will allow the public to gain online access to approximately 191 bound volumes of historic documents, many detailing the aspects of the daily operations of the RAAF […]
- U.S. Air Force partners Hermeus to develop hypersonic military aircraft August 6, 2020On Thursday, aerospace company Hermeus has announced that it partnered with the U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate to work toward hypersonic travel for the Department of Defense. Hermeus has awarded an $1.5 million contract to evaluate potential hypersonic military transports for a 9-19-seat aircraft, including for the executive airlift mission.
- Check Out This Incredibly Rare Image Of An F-22 Pilot Wearing A Helmet Mounted Display August 6, 2020When discussing modern air-to-air fighter aircraft, the U.S. Air Force’s F-22A Raptor is typically smothered with superlatives, yet to this day its pilots still don’t wear a helmet-mounted display — one of the modern standards for even lesser fighters. After being dropped from the original program requirements due to time, cost, and integration hurdles, the […]
- Japan Turns Its F-15s Into Ship-Killers August 6, 2020It’s official. The Japanese air force plans to add an anti-ship capability to its fleet of F-15Js as part of a comprehensive upgrade to the three-decade-old fighters. It’s no secret why. As the Chinese navy adds powerful new ships, the Japanese air force adds powerful new ship-sinking weapons. But pity the poor F-15J pilots, who […]
- Navantia-Built AOR vessel 'Supply' intented for Royal Australian Navy starts sea trials August 5, 2020Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced that NUSHIP Supply, a new AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) vessel for the Royal Australian Navy departed from the Ferrol shipyard to start initial sea trials. The sea trials are set to last three days and two nights. The vessel set sails with 135 sailors onboard including shipyard and RAN personnel.