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Author: DFNS

Tactical transport with C-27J ‘Spartan’

A C-27J ‘Spartan’ tactical transport aircraft from No 35 Squadron takes off from Walcha Airport during training, operating from unsurfaced airstrips. (Defence) The past year has been an important period in the developing capabilities...

Maritime transition – AP-3C to P-8A

The RAAF’s first P-8A Poseidon, A47-001 flies in formation with a current AP-3C Orion near their home Base of RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia At the end of 2018, Australia’s maritime surveillance community...

C-130J Hercules – Force Multiplier

Under the broad umbrella of Plan Jericho, the Air Force’s roadmap towards a networked and 5th Generation future, Air Mobility Group (AMG) is increasing the capabilities of its C-130J-30 Hercules fleet. In conjunction with...

Government braces for Hayne recommendations

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison is urging careful responses to the banking royal commission’s final report, and officials have revealed that ADF personnel were involved in the deaths of up to 18 civilians...

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...

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