The USI - ACT is temporarily suspending their program of events in its current form. 'We look forward to recommencing our monthly speaker presentations and other member events when the Government deems it prudent and safe to do so."
Now fully open at the Anzac Memorial Sydney.
Lectures including those delivered remotely during the pandemic available online
New members are most welcome to join. You can join in your State on-line using the on-line Membership Application Form
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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia (RUSIDSS-A) aims to provide and promote a professional and balanced informed debate to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security.
The Institute gratefully acknowledges the valued support received from the Department of Defence in its mission.
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RUSIDSS-A is a Company, whose Members are independently constituted Australian state and territory chapters, headquartered in Canberra, ACT. It is a non-profit organisation registered with the ACNC and is a Company limited by Guarantee managed by ACNC and ASIC. It provides educational, research and related services through its library services, website, journals and periodicals, regular presentations, conferences and seminars and visits to military installations. It has a long tradition of serving the community by promoting a better understanding of defence and national security. This includes an understanding of Australian defence strategy, contemporary and historic conflict, developments in military science and technology and all aspects of defence and security as they relate to Australia now and into the future. It has several thousand members in all states and the ACT and include serving and retired members of the Australian Defence Force and other interested in defence and national security.
Membership is open to all who have an interest in national security and defence. Members join one of the constituent Bodies, and can do so through this website, or directly with one of the state bodies. State bodies conduct an extensive program of guest speaker presentations and other activities
United Service Goes National
United Service is now our National Journal, replacing the now defunct Journal of the Royal United Services Institute of Australia.
Initially, RUSI NSW will continue to manage, edit and publish United Service and will maintain the high standards inherent in publishing a professional journal. Over time, all State and Territory RUSIs will join a National Journal Policy Committee and submit articles for publication in United Service. DOWNLOAD the first national edition of United Service.
Earlier editions of United Service can be accessed HERE.
The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria (RUSIV) is holding an endowed essay competition on the topic “Ethics for the Australian Defence Force”.
This annual essay competition, judged by an independent panel, is open to all Australian citizens. The prize is $2000. Entries are due by 30 November 2022.
RUSIV is a non-partisan apolitical body that aims to inform the public on defence and security issues.
Further details can be obtained from Bob Hart on email@example.com
At the RUSI of NSW Lunchtime Lecture, 29 March 2022, GPCAPT Matthew McCormack and GPCAPT Chris Hake spoke on Air Combat Capability - F35 and Ghost Bat Program.
The presentation was amazing. Did you know that we are designing and building autonomous air vehicles in Australia?
Checking out this video is a MUST.
RUSI Queensland April 2022 Lecture
The fall of the Afghan government: Lessons for peace diplomacy and security policy
Shuja Jamal Ahmad
Wednesday 20 April 2022-1200 for 1245 hrs
Australian Designed Prototype Attack Drone
Access to Defense News Report
RUSIDSS-A is aware of an assertion that the report
‘Australian Defence Capability Analysis Project LAND
4504- ARH Replacement Program’ was commissioned by the Australian Defence Force. That allegation is incorrect.
The Department of Defence /
ADF had no involvementin the development of the report. Furthermore, the
report only used open source material available to the public. RUSIDSS-A had
final editorial control of the report and applied four independent reviews for
accuracy and avoidance of unreasonable bias, while acknowledging that the
report represents the views of the author. RUSIDSS-A aims to promote
informed debate to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and
national security. The report has certainly generated relevant debate and we
welcome the provision of alternate views, such as that provided by AIRBUS below.