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3 Jan 2018
Navy could have had OPVs years ago through Malaysian JV
The government has now given the go-ahead for construction of new 80 metre offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) under the SEA 1180 program, but Australia c...
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3 Jan 2018
Newly released 1994-95 cabinet documents reveal PM concerns over Collins sub build
By late 1995, it was all too clear the project to build Australia’s new submarines – started with great fanfare in 1987 – had run into serious p...
3 Jan 2018
Speed and prioritisation central to SMEs’ defence offering: Livia Brady
Over the past few years, it has become much more difficult for Australian SMEs to work with the local defence industry, however you need to understand...
3 Jan 2018
Defence agencies behind on social media use as enemies seek to weaponsie it
The Australian defence sector has been falling behind some contemporary industry counterparts in the use of new digital technologies – including soc...
2 Jan 2018
Greater co-operation top of the agenda for 2018
As South Australia gears up for a naval shipbuilding boon, the state labor government has put the call out for greater co-operation with the federal ...
2 Jan 2018
Manufacturing front and centre for Ingleburn defence comms firm
Manufacturing itself remains the central business activity of Ingleburn-based defence communications company Rojone, while at the same time the SME h...
2 Jan 2018
AIDN NSW lauds promotion of local SME export potential
Australian Industry and Defence Network NSW president Medhat Wassef has praised the federal government’s renewed push to smooth the path for local d...
2 Jan 2018
Nicole Matejic: From Customs to social media expert
Nicole Matejic, chief executive of Australian social media strategy firm Info Ops HQ, has told Defence Connect of her fascinating career trajectory, f...
29 Dec 2017
Unmanned surface vessels ideal to fill capability gap
Robert Dane, chief executive of Sydney-based provider of unmanned surface vessels OCIUS, has tipped smart autonomous craft as a potential stop-gap so...
29 Dec 2017
The stories that sparked the biggest debate in 2017
Defence Connect often delivers stories that spark passion, objection, argument and disagreement. It’s what makes good news. ...
29 Dec 2017
The top 10 podcasts that got the industry talking in 2017
As it marks its first anniversary, the Defence Connect Podcast has given a new voice to Defence, defence industry and defence executives. ...
29 Dec 2017
Top events on the industry’s radar; are they on yours?
Industry’s appetite to attend defence events is often a window into the most lucrative business opportunities open for defence organisations – and...
28 Dec 2017
The defence stories that put social media into overdrive
Defence has been slower than many other industries in capitalising on the connectivity of social media, but a number of stories in 2017 have revealed ...
28 Dec 2017
Defence decides: What mattered most to you in 2017
Defence Connect has offered unparalleled coverage of defence industry this year. As we reflect back on 2017, we take a look at which capability priori...
28 Dec 2017
University students soar to new heights under internship program
More than 60 students will have the opportunity to put theory into practice after landing paid internships at a leading defence prime. ...
27 Dec 2017
The year that was: The most popular defence news in 2017
In what was a year of many milestones for the Australian defence industry, we take a look at what resonated the most with you. ...
27 Dec 2017
The year that was: The most popular advice and reflections from the experts in 2017
Looking back at the year that was, we reflect on the key issues, topics and advice the experts provided to Defence Connect that you found the most int...
27 Dec 2017
Australia's civil security sector to be recognised with new awards
A new slate of national innovation awards for Australia’s civil security professionals has been announced, with two cash awards of $15,000 up for g...
22 Dec 2017
Strike aircraft to return home
Australia’s six F/A-18F Super Hornets will return to Australia in January, marking the end of Australia’s air strike operations in Iraq and Syria....
22 Dec 2017
Defence recruitment campaign spend nears $200k
In a move to connect with Defence Force Recruiting’s target demographic, the department spent $187,000 on a campaign run through an image messaging ...

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