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16 May 2019
A look back at Australia’s Chiefs of Defence Force (Part Two)
As General Angus Campbell, AO, approaches one year in the role of Chief of the Defence Force, Defence Connect is going to examine the history of the p...
16 May 2019
Contract cancellation fee and questions about the future of SEA 1000
Following the revelation of a $404 million cancellation fee and opposition promises of a review for the $50 billion SEA 1000 Attack Class submarine pr...
16 May 2019
WA Governor inspects world-leading WA-based UAV company
Kim Beazley, AC, Governor of Western Australia, was welcomed at Orbital UAV’s Perth-based facility to inspect its growing international business of...
16 May 2019
Local contractors secure work for RAAF Base Edinburgh
Assistant Minister for Defence David Fawcett has visited key capability works being delivered at RAAF Base Edinburgh by local contractors. ...
16 May 2019
TDA calls for Aussie export-ready companies to attend DSEI
Team Defence Australia (TDA) has announced that expressions of interest are now open for Australian export-ready companies interested in showcasing th...
16 May 2019
NIOA begins production at Benalla Munitions Factory
NIOA has confirmed that it has commenced manufacturing operations at the Commonwealth-owned munitions facility at Benalla in regional Victoria. ...
16 May 2019
RUAG Australia awarded Defence Industry Service Commendation
RUAG Australia’s senior manager additive technologies and engineering services, Neil Matthews, has been recognised for outstanding achievement and ...
16 May 2019
SAAB receives order for anti-submarine warfare training system
The UK’s Royal Navy has ordered Saab’s AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle system in collaboration with QinetiQ, with delivery expected to take...
15 May 2019
A look back at Australia’s Chiefs of Defence Force
As General Angus Campbell, AO, approaches one year in the role of Chief of the Defence Force, Defence Connect is going to examine the history of the p...
15 May 2019
Conventional deterrence triads – Developing a true ‘joint force’ ADF
The ‘joint force’ concept has emerged as one of the guiding lights for transforming and modernising the capabilities of the Australian Defence For...
15 May 2019
Government announces local SPH build, Labor agrees
The Coalition  has announced renewed plans to deliver a new, locally-built and sustained self-propelled howitzer (SPH) artillery system, with the opp...
15 May 2019
Global wrap-up: Two new destroyers for Chinese Navy; New Apaches for Qatar
This global wrap-up provides updates of industry developments across the globe, including new procurement deals, capability introductions and key anno...
15 May 2019
CAE wins P-8A flight trainer contract for RAF
CAE has announced Boeing has ordered simulator hardware for an additional P-8A operational flight trainer (OFT) for the UK Royal Air Force. ...
15 May 2019
Major milestone for Astra Aerolab site at Newcastle Airport
The first sod of soil at Astra Aerolab’s site at Newcastle Airport has been turned, while a major defence contractor has also signed on to lease lan...
15 May 2019
DST developed system keeps an eye on the sky
Cortex, a specialised system developed by DST, is taking a smart look at Defence’s satellite communications networks. ...
14 May 2019
Navy recapitalisation and is the Navy big enough?
As a maritime nation Australia is dependent on unlimited access to the ocean – as the regional paradigm changes, placing greater strain on the Navy ...
14 May 2019
From valleys of death to promises of stability: The opposition’s election promises
Labor’s history of defence expenditure and investment is often maligned – with emphasis placed on ‘valleys of death’ for naval shipbuilding, r...
14 May 2019
Defence Fellowship recipient presents findings on battlefield forensics
Dr Lauren Wilson’s battlefield forensics research has led to the proposal of a forensic and technical exploitation system within Defence.  ...
14 May 2019
HMAS Ballarat continues war on drugs in Middle East
Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Ballarat has intercepted 2.6 tonnes of illicit drugs while conducting a patrol in international waters in the Arabian...
14 May 2019
Air combat storm ramps up in the Top End
Air combat training has ramped up in Darwin for the Royal Australian Air Force’s next generation of Air Warfare Instructors with the completion of ...

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