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8 Aug 2017
$9m contract to enhance NSWC
The Royal Australian Navy’s Sydney Navy Synthetic Warfighting Centre (NSWC) will be improved, with the government awarding a four-year contract to...
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8 Aug 2017
Third Australian F-35A nears completion
Australia’s third F-35A Joint Strike Fighter, A35-003, is edging closer to production completion, receiving its Australian-made vertical tail. ...
8 Aug 2017
SA pursues WA's OPVs
South Australia’s Minister for Defence Industries has hinted at pursuing more than the two Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) the state has been promise...
8 Aug 2017
NSW targets exports and opportunities for SMEs
New South Wales will doggedly pursue export opportunities and developing SMEs and skills for the future under its NSW Defence and Industry Stategy, th...
8 Aug 2017
Qld SME's satellite terminals unveiled on Navy vessels
Less than six months after the first prototype terminal underwent initial sea trials, a Queensland-based SME’s satcom solution has been delivered a...
8 Aug 2017
State focuses on space and cyber sector
South Australia, the self-described ‘Defence State’, is flexing its muscles and taking its defence know-how into related fields with an ongoing fo...
8 Aug 2017
New book details Churchill’s post-WWII plans to stop Soviet push
A new book about some lesser-known events that occurred during the last days of the Second World War claims that wartime British prime minister Winst...
7 Aug 2017
Australia progresses on naval export vision
Australia could soon be exporting Navy vessels to Asia and the Middle East regions according to one of the German Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) tender...
7 Aug 2017
Steel experience and company culture deciding factors in OPV partnerships
While export capabilities and shipbuilding heritage have been touted as strong reasons for some Offshore Patrol Vessel contenders and their partnering...
7 Aug 2017
NSW defence SME reigns supreme at awards night
A NSW SME has taken out two awards at the Liverpool Local Business Awards for its work across the defence and commercial sectors. ...
7 Aug 2017
Fear of communism saw Nazis resettled in Australia
According to Frank Walker’s new book ‘Traitors’, an overwhelming fear of communism saw some of the most reprehensible Nazis helped to resettle i...
4 Aug 2017
SA calls for homegrown defence capabilities
The home of the Future Submarine and Future Frigates construction has called for more clarity from the federal government, with South Australia's Mini...
4 Aug 2017
Hornet sustainment contract extended
Support for the Royal Australian Air Force's Classic Hornet fleet has been extended, with the government awarding a $145 million sustainment contract...
4 Aug 2017
Northrop Grumman to capitalise in Australian market
After successfully securing the $223 million JP 2008 Phase 5B2 project, Northrop Grumman Australia chief executive Ian Irving has his sights set on g...
4 Aug 2017
Export capabilities give one OPV tenderer leading edge
As the industry awaits the release of the government’s Defence Export Strategy, one Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) contender has backed its already ex...
4 Aug 2017
NSW looks for opportunities in defence industry
The NSW Legislative Council’s standing committee on state development heard from key defence industry personnel yesterday, as part of the state gove...
4 Aug 2017
UAS provider notches up 1 million hours
An unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) company, and provider of ScanEagles to the Australian Defence Force, has achieved an enormous milestone, marking up...
4 Aug 2017
Cold War thinking led to Anzac betrayal
Defence Connect sat down with author Frank Walker to discuss his latest book, Traitors: How Australia and its Allies Betrayed our Anzacs and let Nazi ...
3 Aug 2017
PODCAST: Cyber security and the modern battlefront – Mohan Koo, Dtex
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, Dtex co-founder Mohan Koo discusses cyber security as the new face of warfare and gives insight into t...
3 Aug 2017
Capability gaps present opportunities for SMEs and start-ups
The Commonwealth’s $89 billion naval buildup has forced Australia to take stock of its capabilities, and lack thereof. And while key industry player...

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