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Space threat assessment 2020

This report reviews the open-source information available on the counter-space capabilities that can threaten U.S. space systems and which countries are developing such systems. The report is intended to raise awareness and understanding of the threats, debunk myths and misinformation, and highlight areas in which...
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Accelerating autonomy: autonomous systems and the Tiger helicopter replacement

The benefits of autonomous systems on the modern battlefield have been widely recognised, yet the Australian Defence Force has only slowly adopted them. This report recommends how Defence can jump start the transition to greater use of autonomous systems.
Policy report

The China defence universities tracker

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is building links between China’s civilian universities, military and security agencies. Those efforts, carried out under a policy of leveraging the civilian sector to maximise military power (known as ‘military–civil fusion’), have accelerated in the past decade, according to the...
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Sticking to our guns: a troubled past produces a superb weapon

As with earlier ASPI case studies on defence projects, this report is designed to help those in Defence, industry and parliament, and other interested observers, to better understand the complexities of the business, all with the aim of improving how Australia equips the Australian Defence...
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Outsourcing responsibility: human rights policies in the defence sector

This report argues that the defence sector urgently needs to develop robust human rights due diligence polices and processes, separate from those undertaken as part of government licensing assessments, that truly address the very serious human rights risks the industry routinely runs.
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Defence projects and the economy

This report examines what the national economy stands to gain from nearly $100 billion of planned investment in new defence capital equipment including submarines, frigates and military vehicles.
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Projecting national power: reconceiving Australian air power strategy for an age of high contest

This paper contends that an influence operations model will enable the Australian Air Force to focus on how to give priority to the strategic effects that it can deliver for government and to creatively reframe its thinking about how best to use the tools available...
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Cybersecurity of NATO’s space-based strategic assets

Almost all modern military engagements rely on space-based assets, but cyber vulnerabilities can undermine confidence in the performance of strategic systems. This paper evaluates the threats, vulnerabilities and consequences of cyber risks to strategic systems.
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Joint Strike Fighter — introduction into service and sustainment planning

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Defence’s preparations for the introduction of the Joint Strike Fighter into Australian service and its subsequent sustainment.
Policy report

Picking flowers, making honey

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is expanding its research collaboration with universities outside of China. Since 2007, the PLA has sponsored more than 2,500 military scientists and engineers to study abroad and has developed relationships with researchers and institutions across the globe.