Category Archives: Technology

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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Sea Control 28 – The F-35

As announced in Sea Control episode #26, this episode is the East Atlantic edition, hosted by Alexander Clarke, Principal Researcher of the Phoenix Think Tank. He is joined by Steve George, former engineer with the F-35 program and a Royal … Continue reading

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BAE Taranis UCAV At RAAF’s Woomera Airfield

Satellite imagery acquired by DigitalGlobe appears to show the BAE-built Taranis stealth UCAV at Australia’s RAAF Woomera Airfield. BAE Systems, a British defense and aerospace company, revealed earlier in February that the Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator successfully completed its … Continue reading

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Afrikas Luftwaffen rüsten auf

von Peter Dörrie. If you don’t understand German, then check out “Why Are African Countries Buying All These High-Tech Jet Fighters?” about the same topic, also written by Peter Dörrie, published on “War is Boring“. Afrikanische Streitkräfte sind derzeit auf … Continue reading

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V. Sicherheitspolitische Verlosung – Auflösung

Deutsch (click here for the English version) Zwischen dem 17.-24. März 2014 führen Offiziere.ch, die Facebook-Seiten “Sicherheitspolitik” und Army HQ mit Unterstützung von “Seidlers Sicherheitspolitik“, “Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik“, #carbine und CIMSEC eine weitere sicherheitspolitische Verlosung durch. Dieses Mal beschäftigen wir … Continue reading

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