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SA all but ruled out for LAND 400 manufacturing location
May 30 2017

SA all but ruled out for LAND 400 manufacturing location

South Australian Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has told Defence Connect the state is unlikely to be chosen as the ...
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South v West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
The West Australian government has put South Australia on notice, publicly decla...
May 30 2017
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Budget measures to bring ‘rational’ approach to Defence
The 2017 budget revealed the Department of Defence would cut $300 million from s...
May 30 2017
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Strike & Air Combat

May 30 2017
Shoalhaven defence industry to take flight
NSW's Shoalhaven region is on a new path to growth, with the expansion of the Albatross Aviation Tec...
F-35 program welcomes new leader
May 26 2017
F-35 program welcomes new leader
The leadership of the F-35 Lightning II program has passed from a United States Air Force veteran to...
Defence aviation sector to be hit by changes to 457
May 26 2017
Defence aviation sector to be hit by changes to 457 visas
The abolition of the temporary work visa (457) may see the Australian aviation community face serio...

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3 steps to achieving ‘operator centric acquisition’ for defence projects
Three steps to achieving ‘operator centric acquisition’ for defence projects
The Australian defence sector is currently booming. With $195 billion committed to Defence over the next 10 years, industry participants can all be part of ...
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Building defence capability: The vital role of collaboration
The importance of collaboration cannot be understated during this time of change. In fact, KMPG believe that it is the foundation for success. As the scale and ...
Don't underestimate the power of proactive student engagement
Don’t underestimate the power of proactive student engagement
In an increasingly competitive job market, the pathway for engineering graduates to obtain work in the defence industry out of university is perhaps not as str...

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Land & Amphibious

SA all but ruled out for LAND 400 manufacturing location
May 30 2017
SA all but ruled out for LAND 400 manufacturing location
South Australian Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has told Defence Connect the...
Army receives new generation of military vehicles
May 17 2017
Army receives new generation of military vehicles
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne welcomed the first delivery of a new generation of t...
SA company to develop innovative tech for military vehicles
May 17 2017
SA company to develop innovative tech for military vehicles
An Adelaide suspension and technology company has partnered with an international prime to develop a...

Intel & Cyber

Israeli firm trusted with protecting President Trump plans Australian expansion
May 25 2017
Israeli firm trusted with protecting President Trump plans Australian expansion
An Israeli firm that assisted in providing protection to US President Donald Trump during his visit to Israel is expanding into the Australi...
May 17 2017
Defence not infallible to cyber threats
The NSW Small Business Commissioner Cyber Scare 2017 report has revealed cyber crime in Australia is at an all-time high, with defence busi...
May 17 2017
Perth tech startup readies for ASX listing
West Australian tech startup Takor Group, which offers a range of mobile geospatial applications, is poised to list on the Australian Securi...

Maritime & Antisub

South vs West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
May 30 2017
South v West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
The West Australian government has put South Australia on notice, publicly declaring its new advocac...
May 29 2017
Second Cape Class Patrol Boat delivered to RAN
The Royal Australian Navy has received the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription from ...
OPV and Future Frigate projects good starting point for growing Australian manufacturing
May 29 2017
OPV and Future Frigate projects good starting point for growing Australian manufacturing
Navantia Australia’s managing director has identified the Offshore Patrol Vessel and Future Frigat...

Key Enablers

May 30 2017
Budget measures to bring ‘rational’ approach to Defence
The 2017 budget revealed the Department of Defence would cut $300 million from spending on consultants and contractors, much to the disappoi...
May 30 2017
DMTC focus remains fixed on ensuring tech capability: Hodge
Although its activities have expanded significantly since its inception, the key focus of the Defence Materials Technology Centre remains on...
May 29 2017
Defence West office officially launched
Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan and Defence Issues Minister Paul Papalia announced the state government would soon meet its election...

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Canada sets sights on Australian workers
Apr 12 2017
Canada sets sights on Australian workers
One of North America’s largest shipbuilding companies is headhunting Australian workers to join ...
Australian subcontractors sought after by Northrop Grumman
Apr 11 2017
Northrop Grumman targets Australian subcontractors
Global aerospace and defence technology company Northrop Grumman is seeking to identify potential Au...
Defence technology is leading edge
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Recruitment challenges for the defence industry
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Sea and Air lift

Prime sets up repair facility at Adelaide RAAF base
On the back of announcing it is investing $50 million to develop an advanced defence electronics ma...
Australian Army achieves global first with Tiger ARH
Australian Army achieves global first with Tiger ARH
The Australian Army's Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) #001 has become the first of any T...
Defence backs gender diversity in aviation sector
Defence backs gender diversity in aviation sector
Lockheed Martin Australia, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have throw...

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South vs West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
May 30 2017
South v West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
The West Australian government has put South Australia on notice, publicly declaring its new advocacy office, Defence West, will be charged ...
Shoalhaven defence industry to take flight
NSW's Shoalhaven region is on a new path to growth, with the expansion of the Albatross Aviation Technology Park. ...
Second Cape Class Patrol Boat delivered to RAN
The Royal Australian Navy has received the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription from shipbuilder Austal. ...
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