China Threatens Surveillance of Canada & Australia

With the participation of Australia and Canada, the US-led Five Eyes alliance has conducted a new trick to provoke China and test the resolve of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by carrying out aerial close-in reconnaissance near China, analysts said on Tuesday, with data showing dozens of such flights were conducted in the East China Sea and the South China…

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Cellula Robotics of Burnaby Working on Australian Project

Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) is pleased to announce we are six months into a contract with Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), to develop the next generation of fuel cell powered, Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV). Funded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and in collaboration with sovereign sub-contractors, project SeaWolf is set to debut the first 12m XLUUV hull in the…

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RAN Exercise Kakadu 2022 Will be Largest to Date

This year’s Exercise Kakadu is expected to be the largest international maritime engagement activity hosted by the Royal Australian Navy in its history. Exercise Kakadu has grown significantly since it began in 1993 with the involvement of four navies, 15 ships and submarines, and 2000 personnel. The depth and history of the exercise was explored during the Sea Power 2022…

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ASPI: Hunter Class Frigate Program Must be Stopped & Redirected

From ASPI Australia and an appropriate analogy for Canada’s Type 26/CSC aspirations. In 2009, Australia’s government decided that it would replace eight Anzac-class frigates with nine ships optimized for antisubmarine warfare (ASW). There was no justification in the Royal Australian Navy capstone doctrine for acquiring and optimizing a frigate for ASW, which it regarded as among the most difficult of…

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Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 Officially Ends

August 1, 2021 – After three weeks of intensive training and complex maneuvers across three states, around 17,000 military personnel from seven nations are ready to say goodbye. Exercise Talisman Sabre (TS21), Australia’s largest bilateral defense exercise with the United States, officially concluded today at a ceremony in Townsville. Commander Deployable Joint Force Headquarters, Major General Jake Ellwood, said the…

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Canada, Romania & NATO partner Australia Join Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

November 20, 2020 – Canada and Romania and NATO partner Australia joined the Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative on 20 November 2020. The Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative aims to strengthen the ability of navies to operate in a multinational context above, on, and under the water, in an increasingly complex maritime domain. Together with the National Armaments Directors of the other…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes nations defence ministers

October 16, 2020 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defense ministers from the Five Eyes nations, chaired by Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Mr Wallace joined defense ministers from Australia, Canada, and the United States. New Zealand were represented by a senior official, due to the ongoing New Zealand general election. Ministers highlighted…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes Defence Ministers’ Meeting

Joint statement from: Hon Ron Mark, New Zealand Minister of Defence; Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Australia Minister for Defence; Hon Harjit Sajjan, Canada Minister of National Defence; Rt Hon Ben Wallace, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence; and Dr Mark Esper, United States Secretary of Defense. June 23, 2020 – The defense ministers from the Five Eyes…

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