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The RAAF is set to disband 38 Squadron in Townsville under its fleet consolidation plan. The squadron's eight King Air 350s are in the process of moving to East Sale, where they will join four new planes. Whilst the move will leave Townsville without an active RAAF flying squadron, Army retains a large presence including Chinook and Taipan helicopters.

In other news, Canberra sends mixed messages to the South Pacific, Jacky Westermann of ASPI covers recent talk of an EU army, the CSIRO invests in space tech and AI, a British satellite communications station signs up to an Australian research initiative, and the government launches an SME grants program through the CDIC.

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A 38 Squadron King Air at Exercise Pitch Black.
Nigel Pittaway

King Air squadron to disband

The RAAF will disband one of its two King Air squadrons in December as part of its fleet consolidation plan. Read more
A RAAF C-130J Hercules delivers humanitarian aid to Palu, Indonesia.

Mixed messages in Canberra’s Pacific pivot

Canberra has outlined a plan to “step up” Australia’s presence in the Pacific - despite significant cuts to that presence in recent years. Read more
[General Dynamics]
A German BOXER ambulance vehicle crossing a British temporary bridge during a joint UK/German operation.
Credit: Ministry of Defence

An army for the EU?

French President Emmanuel Macron has reiterated his calls for an EU army — an idea not new to the European defence and security debate. Read more
Dr Sarah Pearce, Deputy Director CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. 

CSIRO invests in space and AI frontier research

CSIRO is investing $35 million in frontier research in space technology and artificial intelligence. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
The program aims to build a broader industrial base. Defence

CDIC launches SME funding program

A dedicated annual grants program has been announced that will provide up to $17 million to Australian SMEs. Read more
[Ocean Software]
The Cornwall-based station is capable of communicating with satellites over the US and Asia.

UK satellite station joins Australian research program

British satellite communications station Goonhilly Earth Station has joined the consortium backing the SmartSat CRC, an Australian space research initiative. Read more

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