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Author: DFNS

Armed UAV decision near

A key Defence decision to be made this year is likely to be the selection of an armed medium altitude long endurance unmanned system under the $1-2 billion Project Air 7003 Phase 1. Although...

Asian airpower – striving for 5th Generation

Among the impressive military fighter aircraft on display at the 2018 Singapore Airshow in February, were two of the first operational Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to be based in the Asia-Pacific region....

Australia’s ballistic missile defence options

North Korea’s ongoing ballistic missile testing highlights how important such rockets are to many modern military forces. Many have sizeable surface-to-surface missile forces intended for a variety of tactical and strategic roles. For these...

Triton on track for acquisition approval

A formal decision on whether to proceed with the acquisition of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned long endurance maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability is expected to occur before the end of...

America’s Air Power Revolution

Air forces the world over closely watch America’s latest airpower innovations. These have often revolutionised the employment of airpower. Now, the Americans are again innovating and working towards a new airpower revolution. In time,...

ISREW – Warfare in the electromagnetic spectrum

As air forces around the world embark on their transition to the so-called ‘5th generation’ capabilities of modern, highly-networked, platforms such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and their Chinese or Russian...

Enhanced capabilities for C-130J Hercules

The Royal Australian Air Force’s C-130J Hercules airlifters have quietly been undergoing a series of technology inserts in the last couple of years, which are designed to make the aircraft not only more survivable...

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