Australia to acquire 75 M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams heavy tanks from the United States

While some aspects of Australian arbitrations are questionable, there is no doubt that the country has committed significant resources to modernizing its defense tool. While the LAND400 competition between Rheinmetall's Lynx and South Korean Hanwha's AS21 Redback in the field of infantry fighting vehicles continues, and the Australian authorities announced in December the acquisition of 30 AS9 Huntsman self-propelled guns, Australian designation of the South Korean K9, and 15 AS10 armored munitions carriers for an amount of $730m, this time it is the turn of the heavy armored component to be modernized, with the announcement of an order for 75 heavy tanks…

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The Australian Army urgently deactivates its Israeli-born battlefield management system

In 2010, as part of the LAND 75 and LAND 125 programs, the Australian Army had selected the Israeli Elbit to provide its Battle Management System or BMS, allowing to digitize the static and dynamic information of the field of battle and thus greatly improve the conduct of military operations. The system, including in particular a certain number of kits to equip command vehicles, combat vehicles and infantry personnel, was gradually deployed in the years that followed, in order to overcome certain weaknesses noted in particular during deployments in Afghanistan. From 2019, however, questions and doubts…

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The Australian Armies are also bracing for the worst in the years to come over Taiwan

A few weeks ago, Admiral Phil Davidson, commander of the American forces deployed in the Pacific, publicly considered that from now on, it was to be expected that Beijing would begin military action with a view to taking Taiwan by force, and this by 2027. According to the American general officer, the People's Liberation Army will indeed have the necessary military means to accomplish this mission in the next few years, thanks to a specific global effort by the Chinese authorities to achieve it. Obviously, the Australian armies share the same concerns, and have begun strategic thinking, as well as exercises, to deal with them. Thus, the…

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