defence

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Australia's unexpected move to nuclear submarines and the AUKUS alliance raises challenges with China and cost blowouts, say UNSW experts on defence and international relations.

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The AUKUS partnership puts Australia in a uniquely strengthened position, says UNSW defence expert Paul Maddison.

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These issues matter to our strategic allies, particularly in the Pacific. Dutton's climate change scepticism and attitudes toward First Nations people could be damaging.

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The Australian Maritime Development Centre will play a vital role in the nation's naval future.

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Australia's decision to spend $7 billion on six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft revives the nation's involvement with drones – and the ethical questions that come with them, writes Jai Galliott. 

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UNSW Canberra has launched a new Defence Research Institute to deliver world-class research to enhance Australia's security.

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Australia should play to its strengths to develop and increase exports of its existing expertise in cyber security rather than other military exports, writes Greg Austin.

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UNSW Canberra's Professor Greg Austin says that to be prepared for a major war, Australia needs a new cyber military industrial strategy that is independent of the United States.

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UNSW has joined six other universities across NSW to undertake collaborative research to help find solutions to some of Australia’s biggest defence technology challenges.

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Despite the hype about its capabilities, there are questions about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's operational readiness, writes Steven L. Jones. 

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