Category Archives: Technology

Civilian aviation remains a target

Text by Dr. Andrew Davies. Dr. Andrew Davies is Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). He is also the Director of Research, managing ASPI’s publications and research program. This article was published there at first. The downing … Continue reading

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Projekt BODLUV 2020

Am 18. Mai 2014 hat die stimmberechtigte Bevölkerung der Schweiz mit 53,4% Nein-Stimmen entschieden, dass es keinen Fonds zur Beschaffung des Gripen E geben wird. Dieses Resultat hätte mit einer geeigneten Kommunikationsstrategie, ohne die etlichen Pannen im Eidgenössisches Departement für … Continue reading

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Tested @ RIMPAC 2014 (part 1)

RIMPAC 2014 is taking place between June 26 and August 01, 2014. The different exercises provide a good opportunity to test military equipment, which is still under development. For example Boston Dynamics Legged Squad Support System (LS3), also known as … Continue reading

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India’s P-8I at INS Rajali, Tamil Nadu

Recent satellite imagery acquired by Astrium on 19 March 2014 shows one of India’s latest acquisitions, the multi-mission P-8I  maritime  patrol aircraft. Parked on the apron at Tamil Nadu’s INS Rajali, India’s new platform is a variant of Boeing’s P-8A Poseidon originally built … Continue reading

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Book Review – Grounded: the Case for Abolishing the United States Air Force

by Jeong Lee, a freelance writer. In the aftermath of the sequestration in place since last year, the United States Armed Forces find themselves struggling to justify their raisons d’être. This was precisely the argument I made when I advocated … Continue reading

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Sea Control 33 – LCS Replacement

The idea behind Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) is that of a asymmetric adversary, who poses a threat from the littorals. The main characteristics of the LCS should be: networked, agile and stealthy. LCS should be easy to reconfigure for different … Continue reading

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Sea Control 31 – 3D Printing

Matthew Hipple discusses the military application of 3D Printing with James Lambeth from the Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA) Dam Neck. The CNO’s Rapid Innovation Cell, in partnership with CDSA Dam Neck is dedicated to bringing 3D printing to the … Continue reading

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The unmanned underwater future

Text by Rosalyn Turner. Rosalyn Turner is an intern of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) with research interests in counterterrorism, international security and emerging defence technologies. This article was published there at first. As Australia wrestles with the difficult … Continue reading

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Sea Control 30 – Australian Submarines

As announced in Sea Control episode #26, this episode is the Asia-Pacific edition, hosted by Natalie Sambhi of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Currently, Australia has six diesel powered Collins-class submarines, in which only about two are fully operable … Continue reading

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HMAS Canberra LHD To Be Handed Over Q3 2014

The latest satellite imagery shows the HMAS Canberra LHD at the fitting out pier at BAE’s Williamstown shipyard located in Victoria, Australia. The Canberra class amphibious assault ships are the largest vessels ever constructed for Australia, and it appears the Royal … Continue reading

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