- Royal Navy’s £3.1bn aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales sails into its home port for first time November 17, 2019ROYAL Navy's £3.1billion aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales has sailed into its base at Portsmouth for the first time. Thousands of people lined the sea walls to welcome home Britain's second and newest Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier. A fly-past of two Hawk jets and a Wildcat helicopter welcomed the 65,000-tonne warship as it arrived […]
- Defence signs multi-million dollar contract for air defence radars November 17, 2019Defence has signed a multi-million dollar contract with leading-edge Canberra company CEA Technologies Pty Ltd, for the supply of Army’s new short range ground-based air defence capability. The $137 million contract will provide advanced radars as part of the air defence system to protect our deployed forces from sophisticated air threats.
- Australian Navy's 816 Squadron enhances RFS air attack capability November 17, 2019The Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopters’ superior Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) cameras and sensors have been working throughout the nights to support firefighting efforts across New South Wales. Each night, soon after dusk, the aircrew are joined by RFS specialists flying over fire grounds to assess and map current fire movements.
- The quiet scheme saving thousands from ransomware November 17, 2019A free scheme to prevent cyber-attack victims paying ransom to hackers claims to have saved more than 200,000 victims at least $108m (£86m), offers advice and software to recover computer files encrypted in ransomware attacks. Founded by Europol, police in the Netherlands, and McAfee, it now has more than 150 global partners.
- Increased support for transitioning ADF members November 17, 2019Australian Defence Force (ADF) members leaving full-time service will be better supported during transition and into new employment under a new contract Defence has signed with Right Management Consultants Pty Ltd. Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the contract marked an important step for Defence as it moves to a needs-based transition […]
- Type 31: Babcock Signs £1.2bn Frigate Contract November 17, 2019Defence company Babcock has confirmed it has been awarded a £1.25 billion deal to supply the Ministry of Defence with its fleet of Type 31 frigates. In September, the owner of the Rosyth dockyard in Fife was named by the Prime Minister as the preferred bidder for the agreement, as part of a step in […]
- U.S. Navy stealthy littoral combat ship operates with Royal Australian Navy November 17, 2019The U.S. Navy stealthy and futuristic littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) conducted operations together Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH 153) and fleet replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius (O 266) in the South China Sea, Nov. 6-12. While transiting together at sea, Montgomery, Stuart and Sirius conducted communication drills, division tactics, bilateral […]
- Amazon strikes back at Trump over $10bn Jedi contract November 17, 2019AWS has suggested the evaluation process for the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract contained "unmistakable bias". The cloud giant has said it intends to appeal the Department of Defence's decision to award the contract to Microsoft. The Joint Enterprise Defence Infrastructure (JEDI) contract is a ¢10 billion project to modernise the Pentagon's IT systems.
- Nuclear deterrence and the US–Australia alliance November 17, 2019Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington two weeks ago, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds affirmed Australia’s readiness to play a more active role in supporting US deterrence in the Indo-Pacific. Her remarks come at a time when the United States is demanding more burden-sharing from its allies, fiscally and strategically.