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11 Aug 2020
EA-18G Growler jammer to benefit from US partnership
Australia has expanded its partnership with the US to develop the Next Generation Jammer system for the EA-18G Growler – one of the world’s most ...
11 Aug 2020
Government commits to boosting Australia’s cyber resilience
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton have announced further boosting for Australia’s cyber defence and resilie...
11 Aug 2020
DARPA to pit human against AI fighter in AlphaDogfight trials
The third and final competition in DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trials will take place virtually on 18-20 August instead of in person due to the ongoing C...
11 Aug 2020
Darwin-based Marines successfully complete quarantine
More than 1,000 US Marines attached to the Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D) have completed quarantine in the Northern Territory, with training ...
10 Aug 2020
2021 Australian Defence Sales Catalogue open for submissions
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has encouraged Australian defence industry businesses to submit their applications for inclusion in the the 2...
10 Aug 2020
ASPI swipe at subs program hides call for industry policy
Cost overruns, build rates and concerns about Australia’s industrial capacity have all coloured the political and public view of Australia’s multi...
10 Aug 2020
Government invests in Army’s autonomous vehicle fleet
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced a $12.2 million investment into Australian industry designe...
10 Aug 2020
HMAS Watson works to reap local industry benefits
Work has begun on the $430.5 million HMAS Watson redevelopment, marking a major milestone for a project set to deliver significant benefits and hundr...
10 Aug 2020
Retired Air Vice-Marshal reflects on history of Exercise Pitch Black
As Air Vice-Marshal (Ret’d) John Quaife looks back on a long association with the RAAF's biennial capstone exercise, he reflects on changes to Pi...
10 Aug 2020
BAE Systems fatigue testing proves Hawk lead-in fighter good for decades
Structural testing carried out by BAE Systems Australia and Defence Science and Technology (DST) on the Royal Australian Air Force’s lead-in fighter...
7 Aug 2020
Defence to acquire new anti-submarine training capability
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced an $11 million acquisition of the new Saab AUV62-AT, Intermediate Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Targe...
7 Aug 2020
Aussie sovereign C4 SMEs secure Army contract for new defence industry co-operative model
Seventeen Australian companies have joined the C4 EDGE (Evolutionary Digital Ground Environment) Communications Program, to scope the demonstration of...
7 Aug 2020
Navantia Australia’s role in supporting Hobart Class Aegis combat system upgrades
Navantia Australia will play a central role in supporting the combat system upgrade of the Royal Australian Navy’s Hobart class guided missile destr...
7 Aug 2020
F-35 diversion training carried out into RAAF Base Richmond
Plans for three Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft from No. 3 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown to conduct diversion training into...
7 Aug 2020
Defence sector deal confidence ‘vanishes’: Market report
The prospects of mid-market merger and acquisition activity in the defence and government sectors in the next 12 months have dwindled, according to a...
7 Aug 2020
Veteran Mental Health GP Assistance Hotline unveiled
The establishment of a new Veteran Mental Health GP Assistance Hotline comes as part of a $1.4 million investment package directed towards addressing ...
7 Aug 2020
MyBusiness to host 100% virtual, entirely free event for all business owners
Defence Connect sister brand MyBusiness is bringing together an impressive line-up of decision makers, dignitaries, business owners and mental health...
7 Aug 2020
Austal USA’s future USNS Newport completes US Navy acceptance trials
Austal has confirmed the successful completion of US Navy acceptance trials for the future USNS Newport, the fleet’s 12th Spearhead Class expedit...
6 Aug 2020
BAE Systems Australia partners with Smith Family to build youth STEM capability
BAE Systems Australia has announced a $100,000 partnership with The Smith Family to support schools to participate in the Young ICT Explorers program,...
6 Aug 2020
RAN commences exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei
Part of a Royal Australian Navy contingent has begun multilateral exercises with warships from Singapore, Brunei and the US, while sailing to Hawaii t...

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