With the Prime Minister and his predecessor at war over a suspected leak regarding the future submarines, things are certainly hotting up. Not that news of the Collins life extension was a great surprise, but this political in-fighting thing is really getting a little tiresome and stability and unity with regard to Defence is needed now more than ever.
As promised, we've dug a little deeper into the White Paper this week with our Editor Katherine Ziesing analysing the strategy and that tricky definition of defence industry. We also look at energy security and the need for a whole of nation approach. And Nigel Pittaway reflects on the decision to proceed with the MRTT VIP conversion.
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When the White Paper came out, there were commentators whose first task was to search the document for how many times the ‘C-word’ was mentioned and how. more»
For those who missed it late last year, the Senate made a report into the state of defence industry and what it means for Defence as a whole. more»
Analysts have been encouraged by the White Paper’s attempt to tackle fuel security but say it will not go far enough and a whole of nation approach is required. more»
Buried in the Defence Integrated Investment Policy was confirmation that the VIP conversion of one or two KC-30A multi-role tanker transports (MRTT) would go ahead. more»
Ninox Robotics has announced the appointment of its Chief Pilot and purchase of its first set of UAS for commercial and government use. more»
Team Defence Australia was a significant exhibitor at the Singapore Airshow, with twelve Australian SMEs exhibiting. more»