Mysterious outback aviation drone incident linked to UK Defence

Reports emerge of reconnaissance-style drone crashing in outback Western Australia as Airbus says one of its aircraft was involved in an incident in the region.

Japanese F-35 wreckage found in Pacific, but authorities are scrambling to find missing pilot

Search and rescue teams found wreckage from a crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter in the Pacific Ocean close to northern Japan, but authorities continue searching for the missing pilot.

Secret deal struck for Australian weapons systems bound for Saudi

The Australian Government is providing tens of millions of dollars to a Canberra defence company exporting a next-generation weapons system destined for Saudi Arabia, a country accused of complicity in war crimes in Yemen and the brazen murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

‘My crystal ball is clouded’: World politics may dictate if Darwin’s troop numbers grow

The number of serving ADF members in the NT has dips from 6,868 in 2010 to 5,015 by 2018, according to NT Treasury Department figures — but a major, multi-billion dollar spend in the region could turn that around.