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  • Navy to hold ‘Drone Wars 2021’ in the Pacific

    Drones in the air, drones underwater and drones on the surface. That’s right — they’re coming, and it will be the biggest unmanned fleet exercise to ever happen in Pacific waters. According to Rear Admiral Robert Gaucher, director of maritime headquarters with the US Pacific…
  • Germany wades into the Indo-Pacific fray

    In a move that promises to rile China, Germany has officially joined the “Indo-Pacific” geopolitical club as outlined in a new 40-page policy guideline. The document makes Germany the second European nation, along with France, to adopt a formal strategy for the region. Though falling…
  • Quad Countries Could Formalise an Arc of Democracy in Indo-Pacific

    Australia, America, Japan, and India could formalise their quadrilateral strategic security ties at an in-person ministerial meeting in Delhi in the coming weeks. Attending an online seminar at the annual U.S.—India Strategic Partnership Forum on Aug. 31, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. State Department…
  • Autonomous Naval Robots to Help Detect Threats: Defence Minister

    Research in autonomous naval robots will be accelerated to assist Australian defence personnel with mine detection and clearance. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced on Aug. 25, that the government was investing $15 million, over a five-year period, into the research and development of technologies in…
  • US flexes muscle in Indo-Pacific with bomber sorties

    And so, the battle of the Indo-Pacific — a battle of military one-upmanship between China and the US — just added a new chapter. According to Defence Connect online, bomber and fighter aircrew assigned and deployed to Pacific Air Forces launched four B-1B Lancers, two…