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...
Australian defence professionals enjoying stellar reputation in US
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...
Relationships key to making it in the USA defence industry
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...
6 Oct 2016
Update on Joint Systems Division projects
Some of the work that my Division – Joint Systems Division – is involved in, includes supporting all of the Air Force’s, and the rest of Defence...
6 Oct 2016
Update on the Maritime and Anti Submarine projects
There is significant activity in the submarine/ship building space with a view to moving into a continuous build cycle. This is a nation-building prog...
6 Oct 2016
Update on the Joint Strike Fighter project
Australia will procure 72 F-35A Joint Strike Fighters. The first two Australian aircraft have been delivered and have now flown over 700 hours between...
23 Sep 2016
Future Submarines on East Coast
Former Submarine Commander (now managing director of Forgacs), Mike Deeks, believes that Newcastle could be the home of up to four of Australia's Futu...
22 Sep 2016
Collaboration not enough for defence industry SMEs
"There is a lot of talk about collaboration - like 'we need to collaborate' and 'collaboration is vital' - but it goes much further than that. Collabo...
22 Sep 2016
Interstate rivalries a challenge for Australian defence industry
"While the intentions of all players is good, the pressure for ‘early wins’ by some States and Territories may impact schedules," says Mike Kalm...
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