The collapse of the US operation in Afghanistan means the day might come when Australia needs access to the design of the weapons it uses.
The visit by Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto is unlikely to lead to significant defence industry cooperation between the two countries.
Australian-based companies get a good share of Australian defence contracts, but not the Australian owned ones, and much of the work is mere subcontracting.
If the Coalition wins the election, Reynolds will replace the departing Christopher Pyne as defence minister.
Can Indonesia’s defence industry attain self-sufficiency?
We are witnessing the transformation of the existing defence business into one which embraces the new.
Australia’s long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has two interconnected weaknesses when it comes to sovereignty.