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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Turkey's coup attempt foiled by Erdogan government

Turkey’s government regains control after failed coup attempt

At least 260 people were killed and 1,440 injured during the attempt while 2,839 members of the army had been detained A violent, chaotic night in Turkey concluded with at least 260... 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 »
India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer while US and Russia remain major global arms suppliers

India is world’s largest arms importer, US dominates arms sales

India emerged as the world’s largest arms importer, accounting for 14% of the global imports in the 2011-2015 timeframe. The latest data on international arms transfers released by a global think-tank, SIPRI, also... 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 »
Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop walks with Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Fumio Kishida during a visit to the Royal Australian Navy Heritage Centre on November 22, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Australia, Japan agree to expand military cooperation

SYDNEY — Foreign and defense ministers of Australia and Japan agreed to sign a pact to make cooperation between their armed forces easier. Full agreement will be sought when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull... Read more »
The two-week “Talisman Sabre” exercise in the Northern Territory and Queensland involves 30,000 personnel from the US and Australia.

Australia, US kick off massive military exercise in NT and Queensland

United States and Australia started a joint military exercise called ‘Talisman Sabre’ which is set to go on for two weeks in the states of Northern Territory and Queensland. The US and... Read more »

US special forces kill senior ISIS commander, Abu Sayyaf, in Syria

US special operations forces have conducted a military operation in eastern Syria, targeting a senior ISIS commander and his wife, the US defense secretary has announced. The terrorist leader was killed in... Read more »
Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif

Pakistan’s army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif proposed as next Field Marshal

Different circles in Pakistan are holding in-house discussions on an idea to explore the possibility to promote Pakistan armed forces Chief of Staff General Raheel Sharif as a Field Marshal, or a... Read more »

Pakistan’s first Republic Day parade in seven years to mark 75th Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – Pakistan on Monday held its first Pakistan Day parade in seven years, full of flag-waving pomp and aerial military expertise, a symbolic show of strength that the country has the... Read more »

Australia begins training on armed U.S. Reaper drones

CANBERRA (Australia) – Australian air force personnel have commenced training on armed drones in the United States on the MQ-9 ’Reaper’ drone, Australian defense officials said on Monday, less than a week after Washington... Read more »