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31 Mar 2020
Request for tender out on LAND 8140
Australia’s defence industry has been invited to put forward its business case in the government’s multimillion-dollar investment to modernise the...
31 Mar 2020
Two-year extension to Serco’s ADF Health Services contract
Defence has announced they will continue their long-standing partnership with Serco by exercising a two-year extension of the Medical and Dental Logi...
31 Mar 2020
S&P rating a show of strength for Defence Bank
Standard and Poor’s has affirmed Defence Bank’s credit rating as BBB/Stable/A2 – one of the highest S&P ratings assigned to only a select fe...
31 Mar 2020
Aussie SME awarded global supply chain contract
Gold Coast-based Laserdyne has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply its laser rangefinder to Thales Netherlands. The contract was mad...
30 Mar 2020
US Marine Corps rebalances force to counter great power competition
US Marine Corps has released the ‘Force Design 2030’ review report outlining a major restructure in the Corps and its forces as the Marines seek t...
30 Mar 2020
Op-Ed: Does COVID-19 provide an opportunity for further geo-strategic disruption?
The advent of COVID-19 has presented a major challenge to the established global economic, political and strategic order, revealing the fragility of m...
30 Mar 2020
NUSHIP Sydney arrives at Garden Island
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest guided-missile destroyer, NUSHIP Sydney has officially arrived at Fleet Base East, Garden Island ahead of its f...
30 Mar 2020
Support announced for defence industry
The government has announced a support plan for Australia’s defence industry amid the continued economic downturn. Though the release does hint at ...
30 Mar 2020
HMAS Farncomb returns to Fleet Base West after east coast deployment
HMAS Farncomb returned to her homeport of Fleet Base West earlier this month, after a five-week deployment to the east coast of Australia. ...
28 Mar 2020
BAE secures US$339m US Army armoured vehicle, munitions contract
The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a US$339 million ($556 million) contract modification for the production of 48 vehicle sets of M109A7 self-propel...
27 Mar 2020
Angel investors, or demons? Pentagon warns struggling contractors against foreign support
As primes through to family-owned defence companies strain under the weight of the COVID-19 outbreak, US lawmakers and Defence officials have warned t...
27 Mar 2020
Construction kicks off in WA for first Arafura Class OPV
Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has confirmed a major milestone in the delivery of the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA 1180 Arafura Class offsho...
27 Mar 2020
RAAF, industry celebrate a decade of Super Hornet
The Royal Australian Air Force and Australia’s defence industry have come together to celebrate a decade of operating the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet a...
27 Mar 2020
Nova Group celebrates 20 years of business
Australian owned and operated Nova Group celebrates 20 years in business this year. The company has grown from the original two founding partners to ...
27 Mar 2020
Operation Bushfire Assist concluded
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and PM Scott Morrison have announced that Defence has formally ceased Operation Bushfire Assist on 26 March 2020, hav...
27 Mar 2020
US defence industry to receive COVID-19 support
Analysts expect the US$2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package currently being hashed out in Washington to provide significant support to the country’...
27 Mar 2020
Competitors announced to prototype US next-gen attack helicopter
On 25 March, the US Army announced that two defence contractors have been selected to design and test prototypes for the Future Attack Reconnaissance...
27 Mar 2020
Navy hydrographer completes first placement with Peruvian Navy
Navy Hydrographer Lieutenant Danielle Britton has embarked on a six-week voyage to Antarctica’s South Shetland Islands on-board Peruvian Navy polar ...
26 Mar 2020
A case of rose-coloured glasses? Looking back the F-111 and Australia’s ‘strategic strike’ workhorse
The F-111 is viewed as one of the nation’s most effective tactical and strategic force multipliers, however, as debate continues to evolve about Aus...
26 Mar 2020
Accenture awarded LAND Simulation Core 2.0 and ASD contracts
Consulting firm Accenture has been awarded two multimillion-dollar contracts with the Department of Defence. ...

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