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10 Jul 2017
Key ways for SMEs to better engage with defence
Electrotech executive Stephen Renkert has identified some tips for SMEs seeking to better engage primes. ...
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10 Jul 2017
Research program offers pathway to defence work
A partnership program between Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and CSIRO’s ON accelerator has allowed research teams to develop and disco...
10 Jul 2017
DMTC accredited for quality standards
The Defence Materials Technology Centre’s business model has been given the tick of approval, with independent verification granting them ISO Certif...
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...
7 Jul 2017
Subcontracting background and heritage beneficial to OPV bid
One of the three tenderers for the $3 billion Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) contract has touted its history as a subcontractor and its strong family h...
7 Jul 2017
Balancing need and speed in simulated training
Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems managing director Peter Freed has outlined some key challenges and opportunities around the need to balance the r...
7 Jul 2017
RFT for electronic warfare training services faces more delays
The Australian government has advised that the release of a request for tender (RFT) for the provision of electronic warfare training services (EWTS) ...
7 Jul 2017
Defence company reaches finals of Business Awards
A Brisbane-based small arms supplier has been named as a Queensland finalist for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards. ...
6 Jul 2017
Naval Group: Nuclear submarines not on the agenda
Former prime minister Tony Abbott put the nuclear submarine debate back on the table last week, creating much political discussion, but the platform ...
6 Jul 2017
Defence industry needs “more thinking”
The opposition spokesman for Defence has called for continued bipartisanship around the defence industry and has cited the need for deeper thought in ...
6 Jul 2017
Defence accepts upgraded Hawks
The first cohort from the Royal Australian Air Force’s 79 Squadron has commenced training with the latest digital standard of Hawk advanced jet tra...
6 Jul 2017
Two Wedgetails to receive full upgrade by 2019
Following the government’s announcement of the $582.5 million upgrade of the Royal Australia Air Force’s (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail aircraft yesterd...
6 Jul 2017
Integrated equipment a defence industry disruptor
Electrotech managing director Stephen Renkert has nominated a growing and pervasive trend towards embracing the integration of equipment as the main d...
6 Jul 2017
Western Australia hosts Defence Minister
Minister for Defence Marise Payne visited Australian Defence Force personnel and facilities in Western Australia, and witnessed a capability demonstra...
5 Jul 2017
F-35 ‘nerve centre’ opened at RAAF base
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has unveiled the first of the Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighter facilities at R...
5 Jul 2017
Valley of death inevitable without strong export industry
The Australian naval shipbuilding industry’s ‘valley of death’ has been at the forefront of many political debates over the last few years, and ...
5 Jul 2017
Defence ministers slammed for poor communication
South Australia’s Minister for Defence Industries has taken aim at the federal government for its lack of communication regarding the $25 million Na...
5 Jul 2017
Cirrus to remain small scale, focus on company culture
Managing director of software development company Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems Peter Freed has said the firm is content to work within a relati...
5 Jul 2017
R&D group makes leadership appointments
One of the largest public-funded research & development (R&D) groups in Australia has made new senior appointments to its leadership team. ...
5 Jul 2017
West Australian SMEs to be recognised with new award
Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Western Australia has announced a new award for the state’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ...

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