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Drowning in tiers: Understanding capability gaps in the Future Submarine Project
Since the Future Submarine Project came into being, classification of primes, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and the development of Australia’...
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7 Jul 2017
Northrop Grumman’s Australian focus fuels growth
In just four years, Northrop Grumman Australia has grown from five staff members to over 550. Chief executive Ian Irving joined Defence Connect to dis...
Reconfiguring Victoria's defence industry
28 Jun 2017
Reconfiguring Victoria’s defence industry
The release of the 2016 Defence White Paper marked the beginning of ongoing and significant investment in the defence industry by the federal governme...
26 Jun 2017
Electrotech MD recalls SME’s path into defence sector via first navy opportunity
Stephen Renkert, managing director of Sydney-based communications and navigation specialist Electrotech, met up with Defence Connect to revisit his ow...
23 Jun 2017
Standardisation key to successful OPV bid
As selection of the tenderer for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessels draws closer, Defence Connect spoke with the Dutch company backing its bid for...
21 Jun 2017
Australia falling behind in mastering complexity
An innovative defence industry has more wide-ranging benefits than just defence. Many of the most popular features in electronic devices have been fun...
3 May 2017
How life as a fast jet pilot equipped John Lonergan for a new stellar business career
John Lonergan – who transitioned from being an RAAF fighter jet pilot to heading innovative Australian military services provider Milskil – said t...
1 May 2017
Australian defence professionals enjoying stellar reputation in US
Australian defence personnel and business representatives are highly regarded in the US, says Vince Howie – aerospace and defense director at Oklaho...
21 Apr 2017
Relationships key to making it in US defence industry
While having a strong brand and excellent product are crucial to succeeding in the US defence industry, establishing good relationships is equally as ...
20 Apr 2017
Oklahoma open for Aussie defence businesses
Known as the Sooner State, Oklahoma may also be known as the defence and aerospace state of the US if Vince Howie has anything to say about it. ...
11 Apr 2017
Raydon Gates looks back on Lockheed Martin tenure
Defence Connect caught up with former Lockheed Martin ANZ CEO and newly appointed QinetiQ Australia non-executive director Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Rayd...
28 Mar 2017
Why a focus on sovereign industrial capabilities is central to a strong defence policy
The emphasis within Defence – and the wider defence industry – on building sovereign capabilities, both domestically and globally, is all pervasiv...
9 Mar 2017
Transforming defence business identity: Michael Lenton
Land and naval defence electronics company Leonardo is no newcomer to the defence industry, but the name may not be as well known as it should be. ...
28 Feb 2017
Impact of Defence White Paper on Australia’s near-term and future capabilities
Retired Major General Jim Molan has expressed concern around a potential failing of the 2016 Defence White Paper to meet Australia’s military and n...
22 Feb 2017
How the CSIRO interacts with Defence to add more SMEs to supply chain
The CSIRO is increasingly sharpening its focus around linking up with key Defence initiatives to boost the Australian economy by getting SMEs to be p...
30 Dec 2016
December - Editor's Pick
When the White Paper was released back in February, it was clear that 2016 was going to be a busy year for Defence and the industry as a whole. To cap...
14 Nov 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 industry about to receive an influx in project work, ...
14 Nov 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 Program, industry is preparing itself (or should be...
14 Nov 2016
Life after the uniform - Morals, ethics and education
Thinking about life after the uniform? The Australian defence industry are looking to hire ex-Defence personnel, says Kinexus director Rob Kremer. ...
6 Oct 2016
Update on Land Combat & Amphibious Warfare projects
At the HunterNet Defence Conference I touched on a couple of programs where Hunter-based industries have already had success winning significant eleme...
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