Australia could get missiles easier and have capacity to protect itself sooner if it bought direct from the US, rather than manufacturing them itself.
Japan's latest defence white paper warns of growing military tension around Taiwan and of technological and economic rivalry between China and the US.
A US warship that entered Chinese waters near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea has been driven away, China's military says.
The two-year inquiry will look at ‘systemic issues’ and common themes related to defence and veteran deaths.
The West Australian can reveal the full terms of the Royal Commission into veteran suicides are among the most extensive and far-reaching of any judicial inquiry into government administration.
In a bid to strengthen its defence against neighbour to the north, South Korea has approved plans for a $A3.4b missile interception system.
With more than 2000 Marines in Australia's north, commander USMC Colonel David Banning says the force isn't just in the Top End to train, it's ready for action.
‘I worked with you, let me in or I’ll be killed.’
Scott Morrison has discussed the troubled $90 billion submarine project with Emmanuel Macron during a meeting with the French president in Paris.
The contract is worth millions of dollars but who exactly will be responsible for the maintenance of Australia’s submarines?
School leavers are being given a taste of what working in the defence sector is like through a new program designed to lure teenagers who are unsure whether it is the right career for them.
The chance of military conflict is now “less remote” than it was in the past, Defence Minister Peter Dutton says.
The Federal Government will pump millions of dollars into new sheds at the Special Forces barracks in Swanbourne as part of an upgrade to facilities nationally.
Decorated soldier Ben Roberts-Smith has turned up to court for the first day of his high stakes defamation trial against Nine newspapers.
Indonesia's navy has ended its efforts to salvage a submarine which sank in waters off Bali, leading to the deaths of all 53 on board.
Paul Papalia says WA’s North West is one of Australia’s most vulnerable regions when it comes to an attack by a foreign power.
Building and developing defence industry supplies here in Australia should be our priority. If we don’t have required capabilities here, we must nurture and build those capabilities strategically.
Russian will bolster its military presence on its western borders to counter what it claims is a growing threat from Nato.
NATO troops, warships and aircraft are taking part in military exercises stretching across the Atlantic, through Europe and into the Black Sea region.
Australia is making a big investment to develop defence capabilities in space, with the Federal Government announcing that a “space division” would be created within the RAAF early next year.
Jim Chalmers is “incredibly concerned” about the deteriorating China relationship and the threat posed to Australian exports as the nation racks up record debt
The company is said to be close to finally buying a shipyard in the former US base of Subic Bay.
A Perth navy veteran appears to have been forgotten by the Department of Veteran Affairs after a funding decision stopped his in-home chemo treatment for terminal cancer.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in the Northern Territory to announce a $747 million defence infrastructure package.
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