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27 May 2020
Sovereign Industrial Capability Grant success for RUAG Australia
F-35 program partner, RUAG Australia has secured a Department of Defence Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grant – the grant allows R...
26 May 2020
Secretary Pompeo’s warnings shouldn’t fall on deaf ears
Over the weekend, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo levelled a stark and foreboding warning to Australia – Victoria’s pursuit of funding under the...
26 May 2020
Navy remains committed to Defence Reconciliation Action Plan
The Royal Australian Navy has appointed a full-time Navy Indigenous Adviser and Navy Indigenous Champion from the senior leadership team as part of Na...
26 May 2020
The UK’s Marshall Aerospace and Defence pulls out of Wedgetail conversion
The UK’s Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has confirmed that they have withdrawn from a project to convert five Boeing 737NGs into E-7A Wedget...
26 May 2020
European conglomerate commences initial MGCS architecture study
A European industry conglomerate, including Rheinmetall, Nexter and KMW, has kickstarted the development of the initial architecture for the Main Grou...
26 May 2020
EOI sought for next-gen maritime electronic warfare capabilities
Defence is seeking expressions of interest to support the research and development of next-generation maritime-based electronic warfare capabilities, ...
26 May 2020
USAF Indo-Pacific bombers demonstrate prompt strike capacity
Despite growing concerns about the continued presence of US strategic bombers at Guam, a flight of two B-1 Lancer strategic bombers conducted a quick ...
25 May 2020
Op-Ed: Australia will need to develop its own Space Force
Australia’s ongoing Defence planning review, culminating in a new Force Posture Review and eventually a new Defence White Paper, will have to factor...
25 May 2020
The Italian Job: Italian Navy completes F-35B upgrade of Cavour aircraft carrier
The Italian Navy has celebrated a major milestone in the life of its LHD/aircraft carrier hybrid, the Cavour, following a 16-month complex overhaul ...
25 May 2020
Industry partner congratulates Navy on commissioning of HMAS Sydney
Lockheed Martin Australia has officially congratulated the Royal Australian Navy on the commissioning of the third and final Hobart Class guided-mis...
25 May 2020
ASC Shipbuilding gears up for Osborne handover
Construction works associated with the $500 million upgrade of Adelaide’s new high-tech frigate shipyard are nearing completion. Despite the COVID-...
25 May 2020
Grounded RAN personnel assist with COVID-19 response
Royal Australian Navy personnel have been working alongside their Army colleagues in urban and regional Queensland, contributing to border and quaran...
25 May 2020
SA industry on hunt for global export contracts
Even as COVID-19 restrictions continue to roil industries around the country, the South Australian defence sector is searching for global export oppo...
25 May 2020
Uni collaboration MoU to develop defence AI capability
The University of South Australia and University of Wollongong have signed a collaborative research arrangement set to boost Australian defence indus...
25 May 2020
Northrop Grumman builds US Navy very lightweight torpedoes
Northrop Grumman has successfully manufactured and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the US Navy. The prototype torp...
22 May 2020
Op-Ed: Additive manufacturing shifting the ground for local defence supply
For the first time since World War II, Australians have been forced to live in virtual isolation – borders have been closed to non-essential travel ...
22 May 2020
Startling Raptor availability raises the question, please sir, can we have some more?
There are those who say it will never happen, but with the revelation that the US Air Force is only capable of deploying 33 combat coded F-22 Raptors ...
22 May 2020
BAE and ASC Hunter Class shipbuilding briefing steams ahead
Ahead of ASC Shipbuilding awarding contracts to Australian businesses to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program’s (HCFP) prototyping phase, which ...
22 May 2020
L3Harris Technologies, Ultra Electronics and Indianic Group form local alliance for SEA 1350 bid
L3Harris Technologies has announced an alliance agreement with Ultra Electronics and Indianic Group for the development of the Royal Australian Navy...
22 May 2020
Defence prepares for US Marine Rotational Force – Darwin
Arrangements in the Northern Territory are in place to ensure the safe and effective conduct of the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin this year. ...

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