26 May 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 serious consequences, with key changes excluding worker...
No front-running state for SEA 5000 supply chain
26 May 2017
No front-running state for SEA 5000 supply chain
One of the three tenderers for the SEA 5000 Future Frigates Program has praised the Australian industry and the engagement across all states and terri...
LHD ‘mystery’ continues
26 May 2017
LHD ‘mystery’ continues
The investigation into the problems facing Navantia-built HMAS Canberra and HMAS Adelaide continue, with Navantia Australia’s managing director unab...
26 May 2017
WA minister uncertain OPV project will make its way from SA
West Australian Minister for Defence Issues Paul Papalia has questioned whether the federal government can be trusted to ensure 10 of the 12 Offshore...
26 May 2017
Takor Group warns of anti-Australian bias among defence stakeholders
A pervasive anti-Australian attitude on the part of the domestic defence procurement ecosystem could severely hamper local efforts to build innovative...
25 May 2017
Defence avoiding mining and energy sector mistakes
With the release of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, the Turnbull government aims to avoid errors made in the past by the mining and energy sector in rel...
25 May 2017
WA workers given new defence opportunities
With construction set to begin on an $80 million manufacturing and maintenance shed in Henderson, Western Australia, Forgacs is hoping to prepare WA l...
25 May 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 Australian defence...
25 May 2017
Industry veteran lauds potential benefits of drones
Defence Connect caught up with Ron Bartsch, president of the Asia-Pacific RPAS Consortium, to discuss all matters drone-related. ...
25 May 2017
Combining key roles as defence manufacturer and distributor
Xtek chief executive Philippe Odouard delves into how the firm balances its two-pronged business strategy as a defence manufacturer and third-party di...
24 May 2017
SA company secures multimillion-dollar export contract
A South Australian company has teamed up with naval industry leader Navantia Australia and landed a $2.8 million contract. ...
24 May 2017
Single supplier limited RFTs should be expected
In light of the government’s decision to opt for a single supplier limited request for tender (RFT) in the case of the LAND 19 Phase 7B project, in...
24 May 2017
Defence advocate proposes new procurement process
Victorian defence advocate Greg Combet has called for an overhaul of the current defence contract procurement process, proposing a system that will be...
24 May 2017
Naval Shipbuilding Plan hoping to attract female and Indigenous workers
The Turnbull government’s Naval Shipbuilding Plan has revealed it hopes to increase the number of women in the industry, as well as Indigenous compa...
24 May 2017
Underwater acoustics at the surface of new DST Group research
Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group has acquired new technology to aide its research into underwater acoustics. ...
24 May 2017
US warfighters are unique, only Israel remotely comparable: Takor
Australian provider of mobile geospatial products Takor Group has identified the US military approach to innovation and uptake of new capabilities as ...
23 May 2017
Multimillion-dollar investment for Aus universities to work with US counterparts
Australian universities will have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the United States’ top universities, with the announcement of a $25 mi...
23 May 2017
State v state tenders ‘inefficient’
Former parliamentary secretary for defence procurement and current Victorian defence industry advocate Greg Combet has lambasted the current bidding m...
23 May 2017
States in the dark on Naval Shipbuilding Plan
State governments have criticised the federal government following the release of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan, which they say “fell from the sky” ...
23 May 2017
Industry supports Victorian government SME initiative
The recently announced Victorian Defence Industry Supply Chain Program has been welcomed by key industry body the Australian Industry & Defence N...
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