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Author: DFNS

Australian Army builds drone air force

MQ-9A ‘Reaper’, the ultimate combat Unmanned Aerial System, with precision strike capability. “Army is Australia’s biggest and most experienced user of drones,” claimed General Angus Campbell when Chief of Army. The facts support him....

Nuclear weapons and U.S. national security

The U.S. Nuclear Posture Review reaffirmed the use of the B-2 bomber as the USAF’s primary platform to deliver nuclear bombs. (US Air Force) Several themes in the Trump Administration’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)...

Currawong’ achieves IOC

Signallers from 7th Combat Signal Regiment work with Integrated Battlefield Telecommunications Network equipment on Exercise Carbon Diamond. (Defence) The Australian Defence Force’s Integrated Battle Telecommunications Network (I-BTN) capability has achieved the Initial operational Capability...

Battlefield mobility in the amphibious domain

CH-47F tandem rotor heavy lift helicopter has had a relatively smooth introduction into service, largely due to the similarity of the airframe and some systems to the CH-47D model previously operated by Army The...

Battlefield mobility in the amphibious domain

CH-47F tandem rotor heavy lift helicopter has had a relatively smooth introduction into service, largely due to the similarity of the airframe and some systems to the CH-47D model previously operated by Army The...

Robot Wars: UGVs on the battlefield

General Dynamics’ Robotic 8×8 Multi-Utility Tactical Transport, an example of the growing trend to mix battlefield robots with land forces Robots are reaching the land battlefield. The technology involved was already becoming more capable...

Amphibious Warfare

Airlift and air insertion by MRH-90 ‘Taipan’ is regarded as an important enabler of Australian Army amphibious warfare capability. Interview with Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Pashley Commanding Officer 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment Previously, one...

Hawkei enters Army service

The Australian Army is acquiring 1100 Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle (PMV-L), manufactured by Thales Australia in Bendigo The Australian Army’s new Hawkei protected mobility vehicle (PMV) is now becoming a familiar sight around...

Syria, Iran & Israel: Strike. Counter-Strike. Repeat.

The F-16I and F-35I provide the Israeli Air Force with the capability to attack targets throughout the Middle East, including Syria In the first half of 2018 the militaries of Israel and Iran have...

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