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Australia’s need for guided missiles

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By Marcus Hellyer* Last year’s war between Azerbaijan and Armenia was short, sharp and decisive. By effectively employing precision guided weapons, the former rapidly forced...

Huge fleet heads out from UK

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Final preparations have been made as HMS Queen Elizabeth gets ready to sail on her 26,000 nautical mile maiden deployment on May 1, Forces Net reports. The £3.2bn aircraft carrier...

RN’s South Atlantic environmental mission

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HMS Forth has taken bomb disposal specialists to South Georgia as part of a mission to protect the island's wildlife, Forces Net reports. The patrol...

Submarine loss: ‘No one can fight nature”

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With incredible candour, Indonesian navy first petty officer Setyo Wawan opened up on national television about the toll his job placed on his family. “The...

Indonesian sub loss: lessons for Australia

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By Denis Mole* The loss of any submarine should be a catalyst for countries with submarines to review the likely causes and responses to determine...

US cruiser’s new exercise with drone

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The U.S. Navy is pairing an MQ-9B Sea Guardian drone with a guided-missile cruiser capable of firing anti-air, anti-surface and anti-submarine missiles as a...

India set to begin Attack class program

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The PowerPoint presentation by navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh at the combined commanders’ conference in Kevadia, Gujarat, on March 6 this year had been...

Osprey lands on Mercy

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A V-22 Osprey conducted its inaugural landing on the new and improved flight deck of USNS hospital ship Mercy this month (April 2021), the Navy...

The submarine nuclear option

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By Denis Mole* In Adelaide’s The Advertiser newspaper on 7 March, former defence minister Christopher Pyne said, ‘Then there is the nonsensical argument that the...

2040 and beyond: new defence technologies

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Flying battle suits, swarms of combat drones and advanced artificial intelligence might be exciting on the big screen, but Defence is treating similar concepts...