• Get on board with unmanned systems

    Malcolm Davis     |      November 19, 2019

    The Department of Defence needs to consider the role of unmanned systems, not just as a niche capability akin to a small recoverable torpedo, but as an entirely new class of primary military capability for the Australian Defence Force.

  • Australia’s expanding navy helps us play a larger regional role

    Brendan Nicholson     |      October 9, 2019

    The Royal Australian Navy is building relationships with allies and gaining experience in an increasingly complex and uncertain Indo-Pacific region.

  • Do it right in defence

    Andrew Davies     |      August 2, 2019

    Australia must think hard about the capabilities that will best enable our forces to prosecute the most vital missions against our most likely adversaries.

  • Flying the flag in the Pacific

    Brendan Nicholson     |      May 27, 2019

    Amid growing concern about potential threats to peace in the Indo-Pacific, a Royal Australian Navy task force has completed a three-month tour of seven key nations, underlining Australia’s commitment to the region.

  • Mice that roar: patrol and coastal combatants in ASEAN

    John Coyne     |      August 12, 2018

    ASPI’s border security program has released a special report which explores the diverse approaches to maritime sovereignty in the region and the implications for Australian policymakers.