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13 Jun 2019
Cubic wins contract to provide VDL for F-35 program
Cubic Corporation has announced its Cubic Mission Solutions business division has been selected by Lockheed Martin as the video data link (VDL) provid...
12 Jun 2019
Photo Essay: HMAS Melbourne returns home for final time
As the Royal Australian Navy’s oldest Adelaide Class frigate, HMAS Melbourne (III), returns home from her final overseas mission before her planned...
12 Jun 2019
Defining Australia’s area of responsibility
Since 2009, successive Australian governments have sought to slowly shift the nation’s focus away from the Middle East towards what has become known...
12 Jun 2019
Load sharing: Enhancing the Australia-Japan strategic partnership
As challenges to the modern economic and strategic balance of power in the Indo-Pacific continue to mount, closer collaboration between Australia and ...
12 Jun 2019
Defence Science Centre launches in WA
West Australian Minister for Defence Issues Paul Papalia has laid the foundation for the state to be at the forefront of cutting-edge science and inno...
12 Jun 2019
Navy work experience opens students’ eyes to defence careers
Six Casuarina Senior College students have gained valuable insight into Defence careers through a hands-on work experience week with the Royal Austral...
12 Jun 2019
Pentagon and Lockheed Martin agree on $49bn F-35 production contract
Lockheed Martin has announced it has reached a handshake agreement with the US Department of Defense for the F-35 Lot 12 production contract, with opt...
12 Jun 2019
Thales Australia welcomes GD-OTS rocket-assisted projectile contract
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) has been awarded a US$15 million contract for the prototype and process development of a 155mm...
12 Jun 2019
Frontline Manufacturing exhibits capabilities at ISDEF Expo
Queensland-based Frontline Manufacturing has participated at ISDEF 2019 with the intention of seeking out potential partners that need Australian indu...
12 Jun 2019
Four successful drug interceptions for HMAS Ballarat
Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized another four illicit drug shipments in three days while deployed to the Middle East region. ...
11 Jun 2019
Balancing the need for ‘green’ and ‘blue’ water naval capabilities
In recent weeks we have taken a closer look at how the shift towards the contested waterways of the Indo-Pacific, combined with advances in technology...
11 Jun 2019
Australia’s answer to NORAD: The growing need for continental IAMD
While AIR 6500 goes part of the way to introducing an Australian integrated air and missile defence and multi-domain battle management system, the gro...
11 Jun 2019
EOS Defense Systems USA in race to enhance US Army Strykers
The US subsidiary of Canberra-based EOS Defence Systems has secured funding to support the development of an up-gunned turret as part of the US...
11 Jun 2019
Success for Sikorsky with optionally piloted vehicle tech
A technology kit developed by Sikorsky was tested for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight contr...
11 Jun 2019
Government seeks feedback to support Aussie innovation
Innovation is a key driver for the defence industry. Recognising this, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has sought input from Austr...
11 Jun 2019
Cubic lands Indo-Pacific air combat support contracts
Cubic Corp has secured a series of training support and equipment contracts for an as yet undisclosed group of customers in the Indo-Pacific region. ...
10 Jun 2019
Defining the end goal for the Naval Shipbuilding Plan
Any good policy identifies an end objective then works its way back to the beginning. As Australia’s naval shipbuilding capability steadily grows, i...
10 Jun 2019
Back to the future: Combining a mothership with modern PT boats for sea control
PT boats combined high speed, swarming tactics and an arsenal to level the playing field against larger and more expensive surface ships during the P...
10 Jun 2019
Participating in Hunter Class gets easier with updated ICN Gateway
The Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway has been updated to include a taxonomy for the defence industry. The update comes in time for businesses...
10 Jun 2019
Boeing retains high frequency sustainment and enhancement contracts
Boeing Defence Australia has recently signed three-year contract extensions valued at more than $62 million to operate, maintain and enhance the Defen...

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