Welcome to the July-August issue of Australian Defence Business Review which is now live online, while the hard copy magazines should be arriving in our subscribers’ mailboxes this week.
A huge thanks to our team of writers, designer, editors, and our printer for a massive effort to get the magazine done to its usual high standard during ongoing COVID lockdowns in NSW and VIC.
Inside this issue, we cover the following:
- A quick look at the decision to acquire Nuclear Subs for Australia
- A summary of the AIR 6500 strategic partner shortlist
- The role redefinition for the Royal Australian Air Force’s C-27J Spartan
- A update on the likely path for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1300 Phase 1
- The RAN’s Projects SEA 4000 & SEA 1448 Phase 4B hit some key milestones
- A summary of the Project JP9102 SATCOM industry teams
- An update on the RAN’s new Supply class AORs
- What the Australian Army’s Project LAND 8113 Long Range Fires solution could look like, and an update on the PRSM Program
- Capability updates on the US Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray UAS tanker and US Air Force’s KC-Y Bridge Tanker programs
- A summary of what air refuelling tanker aircraft are operated in the Indo-Pacific region
- A close look at Digital Sustainment and how it will make future sustainment activities more efficient
- A project and capability summary of the Nulka naval electronic warfare decoy
- An analysis on how Australia could defend itself from the PLA
- We ask how much the Human Advantage counts in an integrated air defence systems
- A close look at the western electronic warfare order of battle in the Balkans campaigns of the late 1990s
- An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the Defence Data Strategy 2021-2023
Plus our regular battlespace news summary, and the Sir Richard Williams Foundation’s On Target column.