[LINK] Australia's upcoming defence strategy

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Aug 22 11:16:18 AEST 2014

Some History....
> The Royal Australian Corps of Signals (RASigs) is one of the 'arms' (combat support corps) of the Australian Army. It is responsible for installing, maintaining and operating all types of telecommunications equipment and information systems.
> Australia has the unique distinction of having had the first regularly formed signal unit in the British Empire...

> The 1st Australian Wireless Signal Squadron was a unit of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) which served in Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) during World War I. Formed in late 1915, it took part in the Mesopotamian Campaign from 1916 to 1918, providing communications to British forces. Later, elements of the squadron served as part of Dunsterforce in 1918 and 1919, and in Kurdistan in 1919. The unit was also known as the 1st Wireless Signal Squadron and 1st Australian and New Zealand Signal Squadron.

Australians  in Mesopotamia (Chapter 1, The Signal Units, 1916-17)


Tom Worthington wrote:
> On 19/08/14 23:19, Stephen Loosley wrote:
>> ... technology and specifically ...
> The "Future Land Warfare Report 2014" from the Australian Army's 
> Directorate of Future Land Warfare Headquarters said "Military cyber 
> operations can be as effective as precision-guided munitions against 
> either a nation-state or a non-state actor": 
> http://www.army.gov.au/~/media/Files/Our%20future/Publications/FLWR_Web_B5_Final.pdf
> My suggestion was an "Australian CyberWarfare Battalion", made up of 
> reserve personnel working in the IT industry: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2013/08/australian-cyberwarfare-battalion.html
> Also Australia could order four additional P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol 
> Aircraft, fitted with CEA Technologies' Australian phased array radar 
> technology, for electronic warfare and surveillance: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2014/03/maritime-patrol-aircraft-with.html
> Australia has already ordered EA-18G "Growler" Electronic Warfare 
> variants of the F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2012/09/australia-purchaing-electronic-warfare.html
> Also Australia should limit it purchase of submarines to six 
> conventionally powered ones, smaller than the current Collins class. 
> Instead investment could be made in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles 
> (AUVs) to be launched from the submarines. The AUVs can use technology 
> from the one person submarine made in Sydney for James Cameron: 
> http://blog.tomw.net.au/2014/08/james-camerons-submarine-made-in-sydney.html

Marghanita da Cruz BSc (Computer Science)
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