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Feb 22 2018

Politicians out in force as LAND 400 Phase 2 decision looms

Victorian federal politicians have come out in support of BAE Systems Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 bid, as rumours circulate that the gove...
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AIDN responds to DTC defection
While industry speculates over rumours of rifts and tensions between the Austra...
Feb 22 2018
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State opposition campaigns on defence policy
As the South Australian state election edges closer, the opposition has committe...
Feb 22 2018
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Maritime and Undersea Warfare

Feb 20 2018
Global supply chain opportunities under FFG(X) project
The US Navy has funded five potential designs, including one from Austal, for its future guided miss...
Feb 19 2018
US awards Austal contract for frigate concept design
Shipbuilder Austal has celebrated the US$15 million fixed price contract for the Guided Missile Frig...
Feb 20 2018
Politically driven OPV decision sets a dangerous precedent
As major contract winners are set to be determined by the National Security Committee, the unprecede...

Strike & Air Combat

Feb 22 2018
Wedgetail fleet receives upgrades
The first phase of upgrades to Australia’s E-7A fleet has been completed, with the aircraft receiv...
Feb 21 2018
Physiological episodes hit RAAF aircrews
The US Navy is investigating the cause of physiological episodes affecting its own aircrew, as well ...
Feb 20 2018
Defence dragged into Barnaby Joyce scandal
The political scandal gripping Australia has now thrown light on Barnaby Joyce’s use of defence fo...

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A focus on percentages will not alone achieve sovereign shipbuilding capability in Australia
Whether it be a debate around the Future Submarines or Future Frigates (did we forget about the OPVs?!), we have become fixated on attaining a particular percen...
Buccaneer cube satellite a milestone for Australian industry
The launch of the UNSW Canberra Buccaneer cube satellite is a significant milestone in Australia’s next-generation space capability. The cubesat itself was co...

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Land & Amphibious

Feb 22 2018
Politicians out in force as LAND 400 Phase 2 decision looms
Victorian federal politicians have come out in support of BAE Systems Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2...
Feb 22 2018
PODCAST: Building long-term capability for defence and industry through LAND 400, Brian Gathright, vice president of business development, BAE Systems Australia
LAND 400 Phase 2 will deliver the Australian Army 225 highly-capable combat reconnaissance vehicles ...
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Intel & Cyber

Feb 21 2018
Defence forum showcases emerging technology research
The University of Newcastle hosted the Australian Defence College (ADC) Simulation Forum to showcase leading research on emerging virtual an...
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Key Enablers

Feb 22 2018
State opposition campaigns on defence policy
As the South Australian state election edges closer, the opposition has committed to developing a workforce plan in an effort to cash in on ...
Feb 22 2018
Force Support Element 8 troops deploy to Middle East
New Minister for Defence Personnel Michael McCormack has travelled to Queensland to visit RAAF Base Amberley and to farewell troops deployi...
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AIDN responds to DTC defection
While industry speculates over rumours of rifts and tensions between the Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) and the Defence T...

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Feb 22 2018
Politicians out in force as LAND 400 Phase 2 decision looms
Victorian federal politicians have come out in support of BAE Systems Australia’s LAND 400 Phase 2 bid, as rumours circulate that the gove...
State opposition campaigns on defence policy
As the South Australian state election edges closer, the opposition has committed to developing a workforce plan in an effort to cash in on ...
Force Support Element 8 troops deploy to Middle East
New Minister for Defence Personnel Michael McCormack has travelled to Queensland to visit RAAF Base Amberley and to farewell troops deployi...
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