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 »
Mrs Margaret Anne Adamson, High Commissioner Australia, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC) at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi on April 26, 2017

Australian Envoy discusses security and defence with Pakistan’s Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Australian High Commissioner acknowledged sacrifices of Pakistan in the war against terrorism. H.E Mrs Margaret Anne Adamson, High Commissioner Australia, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee... 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 »
Indonesian Special Forces group Kopassus in a joint exercise with the Special Australia Service in 2010.

Indonesia halts military cooperation with Australia

Indonesia suspends military cooperation with Australia after training material insult Indonesia has suspended military co-operation with Australia following an incident at an Australian army training facility last year that caused Indonesian offence. Indonesian military... 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 »
Australian defence force personnel would be empowered to strike Islamic State ‘at its core’, Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP

Australia to expand its role in fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq

PM Turnbull announces intentions to heavily target ISIS, warns of increased terror attacks in Asia CANBERRA — Australia will step up airstrikes against Islamic State, allowing its military for the first time... 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 »
Australian Prime Minister Turnbull

Australia to maintain current security levels after Brussels’ terrorist attack

The Australian Federal Police has increased security operations and patrols at the country’s major international airports in the wake of the deadly attack on Brussels Airport on Tuesday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull... Read more »
Saudi Arabia concludes 20-nation military exercise 'North Thunder'

Saudi Arabia concludes major military exercise of 20 Arab and Islamic nations

At least 20 countries from Arab and Islamic countries participated in the North Thunder war games in the northern region of the kingdom RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia concluded a major... 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 »
Pakistan was successful in securing its first ever export order for its JF-17 Thunder fighter at the first day of the International Paris Air Show

Pakistan, Sri Lanka finalise JF-17 Thunder jets deal

COLOMBO (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan and Sri Lanka have signed an agreement under which the former would sale eight JF-17 Thunder aircraft to the latter in the initial stage despite Indian pressure.... Read more »
In the neighbourhood: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins the meeting of defence and foreign ministers from Australia and Indonesia. Photo: Ben Rushton

Australia, Indonesia boost anti-terror cooperation

Australia and Indonesia have agreed to boost intelligence-sharing in the fight against terrorism, days after police arrested several men allegedly linked to a planned suicide bombing in Jakarta. SYDNEY – Australia and... Read more »
South China Sea

Australia sent surveillance plane over South China Sea

A radio recording of a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) surveillance plane conducting a freedom-of-navigation flight over the South China Sea has emerged for the first time. The audio has been published... Read more »
A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defense firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry.

US and Europe dominate global arms sales: SIPRI Report

A Swedish report on global arms sales ranks defence firms from the United States and Western Europe as dominating the industry. STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Arms manufacturers in North America and Western Europe increased... 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 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 »
Australia's next fleet of submarines thought to be worth tens of billions of dollars may be outdated due to breakthroughs in drone warfare. Commonwealth of Australia: Navy Imagery Unit

Underwater drones may make Australia’s new submarines ‘obsolete’

Australia needs to re-think about Next-Generation Drone-based Warfare A key Pentagon adviser has warned Australia that its new submarine fleet will become obsolete as a result of game-changing technology breakthroughs in drone warfare. Despite... Read more »

Obama meets UAE Crown Prince reaffirm mutual commitment on defense, security

U.S. President Obama and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan on Monday reaffirmed their respective countries’ commitments to halt terror groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. The... Read more »

Australia and India explore ways to facilitate flow of uranium

NEW DELHI (India) — Australia and India are set to explore ways for early conclusion of the Administrative Arrangements on civil nuclear cooperation to facilitate the flow of uranium amid Australian assurances... 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 »