While the first of Australia's future submarines is at least 12 years from hitting the water, the vessels are getting a name change.
The Australian government approves the export of dozens of shipments of military items to to Middle Eastern countries embroiled in the bloody Yemen war, a conflict dogged by accusations of war crimes and indiscriminate civilian killings.
The first of Australia's next-generation fighter jets have touched down at their new home at Williamtown RAAF base in NSW.
Iranian criminals were the likely culprits seeking to make money from hacking into Perth-based shipbuilder Austal, cyber security authorities believe.
West Australian-based Defence shipbuilder Austal announces to the stock exchange its data-management system has been targeted by an unknown offender.
Australia has an "enviable economic record", according to an international report published today, but it could be jeopardised by its heavy reliance on Chinese trade and its quick turnover of prime ministers.
With Donald Trump pulling the US out of a key nuclear treaty with Russia, and China on the rise, is it time for Australia to start thinking about nuclear weapons? And what would be the cost?
Japan's visiting Foreign Minister says his country would still be prepared to export its submarines to Australia if protracted contract negotiations between Defence and French company Naval Group eventually collapse.
A new partnership between an Adelaide university and one of the world's largest arms manufacturers is described as "disgraceful", with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) joining the fight against militarisation of Australian universities.
Cross-party political consensus on the ambitious Future Submarines program is beginning to splinter in South Australia, where construction on the $50 billion project is scheduled to begin in 2022.