Tag Archive for: "defence materiel"
Building technology’s edge

When I joined the Australian Army in the early 1990s, we used the latest binocular technology—electric binoculars that also provided GPS coordinates. These allowed us to see for kilometres, obtain coordinates and plan approaches. Today, …

Defence sustainment: low profile, but very important

Defence spent $8.3 billion on sustaining its equipment in 2016–17, compared with $9.3 billion on new capital equipment. But most of the words written on defence procurement (including mine) are about acquisition projects. Thankfully the …