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4 Sep 2018
‘We make the connections’: US FCT opportunities for Aussie businesses
The Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) mission is to find, assess and field world-class technologies to enhance the capabilities of the US warfighter w...
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24 Aug 2018
Sovereign industry key to enhancing undersea battlespace: Thales
With more than half of the world’s submarines expected to be operating in our region in the coming decades, Australia’s surface warships and subma...
16 Aug 2018
70 years young with eyes on the future: Lockheed Martin in Australia
Lockheed Martin Australia has a long and storied history of supporting the ADF. As chief executive Vince Di Pietro told Defence Connect, with 70 years...
10 Aug 2018
LHD success at RIMPAC highlights power of key platform: Navantia
They have been billed as a quantum leap for Australia’s amphibious warfare capabilities, and  now the Canberra Class of Landing Helicopter Docks (L...
16 Jul 2018
Allies scramble as POTUS unleashes
NATO allies have been sent into a tail spin as US President Donald Trump challenges the alliance structure, calling into question the wider global al...
25 Apr 2018
Veteran superannuation: an uphill battle
“The whole system – it’s proven beyond doubt – is killing people.” With all eyes fixed on the royal commission, the commission’s ...
9 Mar 2018
LAND 400 decision puts focus on force protection
When British academic and defence specialist Martin Shaw talks about the ‘new Western way of war’, what he’s referring to is force protection. A...
5 Mar 2018
The Australian ingenuity powering the US and Oman navies
The current fascination with the US Navy’s Independence variant of the littoral combat ship (LCS) project, has shone a light on the history of Aus...
25 Sep 2017
Australia and US defence relationship unparalleled: AmCham
Since the release of the 2016 Defence White Paper, the federal government has put the hard word on international primes hoping to win Australian defen...
11 Sep 2017
Crafting a leadership style in the world of defence
Diane Edgerton – chief executive of Tasmania-based components supplier Direct Edge – has unveiled some key aspects of her leadership style, also ...
5 Sep 2017
‘Swiping right’ on defence opportunities
Dubbed as Australia’s industrial dating service, the Industrial Capability Network (ICN) is matching Australian and international primes with their ...
14 Aug 2017
Leading the SYPAQ: Victorian SME lands multiple Defence projects
The Australian Army and Air Force are set to benefit from innovative solutions from one Victorian company, the first to be awarded multiple projects ...
14 Aug 2017
Strong leadership crucial to winning defence work
Whether you are a SME in the defence space or a prime with the backing of multibillion-dollar parent company, creating an environment with quality lea...
12 Jul 2017
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’...
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...
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...

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