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Aussies At Impasse With France Over New Sub; Japan May Win

Posted by Robbin Laird on

JS Hakuryu (SS-503) arrives Pearl Harbor in 2013

France and Australia must resolve major differences over the Aussies’ new submarine program before a new Australian government is elected next year, and the most obvious alternative is Japan.

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Eyeing China, Australia Busily Buys Up Frigates, Drones, and Sub-Hunting Planes

Posted by Paul McLeary on

Australia looking to protect its home waters, while sending a signal to Washington that it is one of the allies that is trying to pull its weight in defending itself.

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‘No Classified F-35 Info’ Stolen: Defense Contractor Hacked In Australia

Posted by Colin Clark on

WASHINGTON: An unnamed contractor in Australia was hacked by an unattributed hacker who stole what the BBC says was “sensitive” information about the F-35 and other Antipodean weapon systems. “It could be one of a number of different actors,” Christopher Pyne, the minister for defense industry, told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Thursday. “It could be… Keep reading →

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