Australian defence force personnel would be empowered to strike Islamic State ‘at its core’, Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Australia boost military’s powers to help police deal with terror threats

Australian Defense Force authorized to help Police during terror attacks Australia’s military will be more promptly deployed to respond to domestic “terrorist incidents” under proposed changes to laws by the government. According... Read more »
Gulfstream G550 aircraft

US approves $1.3bn sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a potential $1.3bn foreign military sale of Gulfstream G550 aircraft to Australia. Under the deal, Australia seeks to receive five Gulfstream... Read more »
Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry launches The Next Generation Technologies Fund at the Jeffrey Smart Building of the University of South Australia.

Australia announces AU$730 million fund for game-changing Defence Technologies

Australian Government’s $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund is designed to provide the creative solutions Defence needs Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has launched the $730 million Next... Read more »

$14.5 million contract awarded for RAAF future generation fighter simulators

Sustralian Defence has partnered with CAE to provide comprehensive support and training for the Royal Australian Air force’s (RAAF) Hawk MK127 training system. Valued at approximately AU$14.5m over a 4.5 year period,... Read more »
Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull talk to the media at Kirribilli House in Sydney. Photo: David Moir/EPA

Australia and Japan to strengthen defence ties

Australia and Japan will strengthen military ties as leaders of both the countries recommit to ensuring regional stability and strong trade links. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo... Read more »
Australia Chooses French Design for Future Submarine

Australia and France seal AU$50 billion submarine deal

The new submarines are part of Australia’s new defence strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia and France have inked an agreement for a French defence contractor to build 12 cutting-edge submarines. The... Read more »
Defence Science and Technology Group is collaborating with the University of New South Wales in Canberra on an innovative space research program using miniature satellites.

Australia Defence Department partners with UNSW for Space Research

Satellite Research partnership at the forefront of Australian Satellite Research Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne has announced that Defence has commenced a research program using miniature satellites in support... Read more »
Members of the Australian Armed Forces march along Adelaide Street. Photo: Brisbane Times

Heroes’ welcome for Australian soldiers returning from Middle East

Brisbane warmly welcomes Australian men and women who served in the Middle East Brisbane gave a warm welcome to their local heroes, more than 1000 troops from the local 7th Combat Brigade, who... Read more »

Does Australia really need submarines at all?

Why buy crewed submarines at all? What role do they play in protecting Australia’s interests now and into the future? By James Goldrick (Australian National University) The Australian government this week committed to... Read more »
Australia to boost defence by spending $30B to buy Submarines, Ships, Aircrafts

Australia to boost defence spending by AUD $30 billion

Australia will increase defense spending by nearly A$30 billion (US $21.6 billion) over the next 10 years, seeking to protect its strategic and trade interests in the Asia-Pacific. The defense strategic plan was... Read more »
Defence Force chief Mark Binskin says DHA is an "essential service" for ADF personnel and families. ABC News Photo: Gregor Salmon

Australian Defence chief warns Government against privatising military housing

The Chief of the Australia Defence Force (ADF) has taken the unusual step of publically warning the Turnbull Government and Finance Department against privatising the body that manages housing for Australian military... Read more »

Australian submarine rebuild showcases its Defence industry expertise

ASC sub rebuild showcases defence industry expertise Adelaide-based submarine builder and maintainer ASC has taken another step towards achieving international benchmark performance with Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb rolling out of the... Read more »

Australia, Republic of Korea Foreign & Defence Ministerial Meeting on Sept. 11

SYDNEY — Australia will host the second Australia-Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign and Defence Ministerial (2+2) Consultations on September 11, 2015. Welcoming the important strategic and defence cooperation between the two countries,... Read more »

Australia to expand defence ties with India, Pakistan

ISLAMABAD  — Australia is trying to improve its defence ties with both India and Pakistan and has held important negotiations with both the countries. Australia sent its Minister of Defence Mr. Kevin... Read more »

Pakistan, Australia agree to enhance Defence ties

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Feb. 13, 2015) – Pakistan and Australian defence chiefs have agreed to increase mutual cooperation and secrutiy related collaboration during 7th round of Defence and Security conference. The visiting Australian... Read more »

Pakistan Naval Chief meets Turkish Defence Leadership

ANKARA – The Chief of Naval Staff of Pakistan Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah held meetings with Turkish Minister for National Defence Ismet Yilmaz and several dignitaries during his four-day bilateral visit to Turkey... Read more »

Australia and US sign defence pact

Agreement will bolster US air and naval presence in northern Australia to project more power into the Asia Pacific. The United States and Australia have signed an agreement to bolster US air... Read more »