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defence acquires world class surveillance and reconnaissance capability
1 Jun 2017
Defence acquires world-class surveillance and reconnaissance capability
Defence has announced a $101 million investment into Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) that will create up to 10 new jobs in Canberra and others in...
initial industry involvement figures were  lost in translation   dcns
1 Jun 2017
Initial industry involvement figures were ‘lost in translation’: DCNS
There has been much speculation of the $50 billion Future Submarines, particularly the percentage of Australian industry involvement. Ninety per cent...
1 Jun 2017
MRH90 and NH90 investigations ongoing
Senate estimates this week have discussed the recent briefings Australia has had over various issues facing both the MRH90 aircraft and New Zealand'...
1 Jun 2017
Global Security Intelligence Centre opens in SA
South Australia yesterday celebrated a milestone in the state's cyber security capabilities, with the opening of IT giant NEC's Global Security Intell...
1 Jun 2017
Australia investing in more UAS
The Australian government is expanding the nation's Unmanned Aerial Systems capabilities, with the release of request for information (RFI) and expre...
1 Jun 2017
DMTC flags evolving role to bring in research, innovation into defence strategy remit
The role of the Defence Materials Technology Centre has seen dramatic change over the past few years, having developed a keen sense of the need to int...
31 May 2017
IDC reaches new agreement with prime in National Reconciliation Week
The Indigenous Defence Consortium (IDC) and BAE Systems Australia have announced a new Strategic Relationship Agreement (SRA). ...
31 May 2017
ARH Tiger acquisition under the microscope
Senate estimates has seen the Airbus ARH Tiger aircraft heavily scrutinised, with one senator questioning if the original acquisition was a “poor d...
31 May 2017
Navy lays out LHD issues in Senate estimates
The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ships, also known as Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), have been the focus of much examination the last few month...
31 May 2017
NSW to capitalise on defence industry growth
The NSW Legislative Council’s standing committee on state development is looking to seize on potential opportunities within Defence by conducting an...
31 May 2017
CAE ‘here to stay’ as it builds trust with government
CAE Middle East and Asia-Pacific defence and security vice president and general manager Ian Bell has said the firm’s forward looking strategy glo...
31 May 2017
Xtek CEO on lessons learnt from Quickstep directorship
Xtek chief executive Philippe Odouard has identified some key learnings he gleaned during his tenure as executive director of Quickstep – an Austral...
31 May 2017
WA recognising local defence businesses
As the state looks to build up its defence industry and secure more national defence projects, Western Australia has unveiled a new award to recognise...
30 May 2017
SA all but ruled out for LAND 400 manufacturing location
South Australian Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has told Defence Connect the state is unlikely to be chosen as the build loca...
30 May 2017
South v West: Defence West targets SA shipbuilding work
The West Australian government has put South Australia on notice, publicly declaring its new advocacy office, Defence West, will be charged with fight...
30 May 2017
Budget measures to bring ‘rational’ approach to Defence
The 2017 budget revealed the Department of Defence would cut $300 million from spending on consultants and contractors, much to the disappointment of ...
30 May 2017
DMTC focus remains fixed on ensuring tech capability: Hodge
Although its activities have expanded significantly since its inception, the key focus of the Defence Materials Technology Centre remains on ensuring ...
30 May 2017
Shoalhaven defence industry to take flight
NSW's Shoalhaven region is on a new path to growth, with the expansion of the Albatross Aviation Technology Park. ...
29 May 2017
Second Cape Class Patrol Boat delivered to RAN
The Royal Australian Navy has received the Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Cape Inscription from shipbuilder Austal. ...
29 May 2017
OPV and Future Frigate projects good starting point for growing Australian manufacturing
Navantia Australia’s managing director has identified the Offshore Patrol Vessel and Future Frigate projects as a solid starting point for Australia...

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