This document outlines the Australian government's ambitions and aspirations, and establishes the overall science and technology (S&T) priorities for Defence. This strategy seeks to ensure the national S&T enterprise is nurtured and leveraged to achieve scale in the resources that are applied to research problems.
This 2020 Force structure plan details the Australian government’s intentions for new and adjusted Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability investments to implement the new strategic objectives in the 2020 Defence strategic update.
This strategic update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for defence planning. It provides a new, strategic policy framework to ensure Australia is able to deploy military power to shape our environment, deter actions against our interests and, when required...
From concentrated vulnerability to distributed lethality — or how to get more maritime bang for the buck with our offshore patrol vessels
This report proposes a way for the Australian government to acquire maritime war-fighting capability quickly and affordably while promoting Australian industry and the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program.
Is Australia's defence spending as a ratio of GDP the lowest it has been since pre-World War II?
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull claims the previous Labor government let defence spending, measured as a share of GDP, fall to pre-World War II levels.
This review will offer an opportunity to strengthen the delivery of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), clarify its role and assess its capacity to continue to support small and regional businesses looking to enter the defence market or grow their industry footprint.
This fact sheet highlights the regional and national military expenditure data for 2019 and trends over the decade 2010–19. The data is from the updated SIPRI Military Expenditure Database, which provides military expenditure data by country for the years 1949–2019.
The change of focus to strategic competition is an inflection point for America's special operations forces. This paper experts explain how policymakers must give clear policy guidance and make decisions about ongoing conflicts and priorities to use these forces effectively.
This independent performance audit in the Department of Defence considers the current phase of design and construction of 12 new submarines (the ‘Future Submarine’ fleet) the largest Defence procurement in Australia's history.