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Breaking the cyber cycle
Dec 9 2016

Breaking the cyber cycle

Australian businesses need a major shift in their attitudes towards cyber security, according to ANU’s National Security College senior ad...
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Sky’s the limit for potential exports
Australian-built sensor systems have been snatched up by US agencies and demand ...
Dec 9 2016
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First Austal-built Cape Class vessel ready for RAN lease
Global prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal has rolled out the first ...
Dec 9 2016
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Strike & Air Combat

Nanotechnology to aid Air Force
Dec 5 2016
Air Force to unearth new tech businesses to drive transformation
High-end technology companies and academics have been encouraged to work with the Royal Australian ...
Plan Jericho hunting for SMEs and Academia
Dec 2 2016
SMEs, academia central to Plan Jericho success: GPCAPT Mitchell
With the arrival of the JSF in 2018 – a 5th generation fighter – the RAAF has recognised the n...
Plan Jericho open for business
Dec 1 2016
PODCAST: Plan Jericho open for business
RAAF Group Captain Pete Mitchell joins Defence Connect director Phillip Tarrant and editor Paul Robi...

blogs

In search of operational effectiveness
In search of operational effectiveness
Will the Australian Defence Force become the most operationally effective military in the world by 2025, asks Inmarsat's president of global government Andy St...
Rob Kremer
Be an attraction business
Defence businesses need to constantly analyse their industry reputation to attract the best talent coming from uniform, writes Kinexus director Rob Kremer. ...
Rear Admiral Tony Dalton
Acquiring and sustaining Defence capability
RADM Tony Dalton explains CASG’s path to creating an organisational framework with less red tape and being easier to do business with.  ...

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Be an attraction business
Nov 18 2016
Defence businesses need to constantly analyse their industry reputation to attract the best talent coming from uniform, writes Kinexus dire... read more
Insider’s guide to winning defence work
Oct 6 2016
KPMG partner Mike Kalms discovers what the most successful SMEs are doing to win defence contracts and thrive. ... read more
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Land & Amphibious

Bushmaster gets weapons upgrade
Dec 5 2016
Bushmaster gets weapons upgrade
In an announcement made by the Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, the Army's Bushmaste...
LAND400 Phase 2
Nov 14 2016
LAND 400 Phase 2 work open for Australian business
Australian companies are being given the chance to win work on the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 Pha...
Thales Hawkei
Oct 6 2016
Update on Land Combat & Amphibious Warfare projects
At the HunterNet Defence Conference I touched on a couple of programs where Hunter-based industries ...

Intel & Cyber

Sky’s the limit for potential exports
Dec 9 2016
Sky’s the limit for potential exports
Australian-built sensor systems have been snatched up by US agencies and demand is expected to increase. ...
Dec 9 2016
Breaking the cyber cycle
Australian businesses need a major shift in their attitudes towards cyber security, according to ANU’s National Security College senior ad...
Dec 8 2016
Future security capabilities to be tested by elite 360° Cyber Game
The Australian National University (ANU) today will host a cyber security game with over 90 influential stakeholders across government, bus...

Maritime & Antisub

First Austal-built Cape Class vessel ready for RAN lease
Dec 9 2016
First Austal-built Cape Class vessel ready for RAN lease
Global prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal has rolled out the first of two Cape Class Pa...
ASC and Odense Maritime Technologies to partner up at Osborne
Dec 8 2016
ASC and Odense Maritime Technology to partner at Osborne
Danish maritime company Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) has been given the green light for major in...
Offshore Patrol Vessel rivals given Australian input mandate
Nov 30 2016
Offshore Patrol Vessel rivals given Australian input mandate
The three short-listed companies bidding for the Offshore Patrol Vessel builds, Fassmer (Germany), L...

Key Enablers

CDIC IP strategy brings balance to the force
Dec 8 2016
CDIC IP strategy brings balance to the force
The recently launched Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) has started out on the front foot to move beyond the previously one-side...
Dec 8 2016
Top End offers billions for forward-planning SMEs
The federal government is set to spend $20 billion on defence infrastructure in the Northern Territory over the next 20 years. ...
Dec 7 2016
CDIC a gamechanger for academics, start-ups
The establishment of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), headquartered in Adelaide, has been well received by the nations’ ...

careers

Defence technology is leading edge
Nov 14 2016
Recruitment challenges for the defence industry
There are always going to be challenges in attaining the right staff in any business, but for an ind...
Recruiting the perfect team
Nov 14 2016
Laws of attraction – Engaging and recruiting the perfect team
With the February release of the 2016 Defence White Paper and the associated Integrated Investment P...
Soldier provides security
Nov 14 2016
Life after the uniform - Morals, ethics and education
Thinking about life after the uniform? The Australian defence industry are looking to hire ex-Defenc...

Sea and Air lift

East Coast Innovation Hub leads the way
Resource company cracks Defence supply chain
Resources and mining company, Fibre Tech Solutions, has paved a new way into the Defence supply chai...
RAAF Hercules fly out for Operation Christmas Drop
RAAF Hercules fly out for Operation Christmas Drop
Australia, the US and Japan have joined forces again in Guam for the humanitarian mission – Operat...
Final 6 helicopters delivered for ADF Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS)
Final 6 helicopters delivered for ADF HATS
Airbus Helicopters has achieved factory acceptance of the last six of the EC135 T2+ for the helicopt...

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First Austal-built Cape Class vessel ready for RAN lease
Dec 9 2016
First Austal-built Cape Class vessel ready for RAN lease
Global prime defence contractor and shipbuilder Austal has rolled out the first of two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) at its Henderson faci...
Sky’s the limit for potential exports
Australian-built sensor systems have been snatched up by US agencies and demand is expected to increase. ...
ASC and Odense Maritime Technology to partner at Osborne
Danish maritime company Odense Maritime Technology (OMT) has been given the green light for major infrastructure upgrades at the ASC Osborn...
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