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17 Sep 2020
Defence to benefit from Lockheed Martin AEHF-6 protected comms satellite
The Australian Defence Force is set to benefit from Lockheed Martin’s sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) protected communications sa...
17 Sep 2020
RAF, US Marine, Air Force fighters join NATO allies for joint exercise
Fighter aircraft from the Royal Air Force, US Marines, US Air Force and the Royal Netherlands Air Force have joined forces to conduct large scale air ...
16 Sep 2020
‘Reshoring’ industry as a means of enhancing and building national security?
COVID-19 has plunged the Australian and global economy into a major recession and revealed a startling vulnerability to easily constrained global sup...
16 Sep 2020
There needs to be some compromise in the relationship: Paul Kelly
Despite a growing war of words turning into very real efforts to economically and politically coerce Australia into compliance, there could be room f...
16 Sep 2020
Australian steel to support Hunter Class frigate prototyping
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced that ASC Shipbuilding has signed a contract with South Au...
16 Sep 2020
Naval Group opens largest apprenticeship call as rapid jobs ramp-up continues
Naval Group Australia has called for applicants for this latest round, which is expected to see at least 13 new apprentices commence in early 2021 an...
16 Sep 2020
EOS secures European Remote Weapon System contract
Canberra-based EOS Systems has secured two contracts totalling $4.25 million for the supply of R400 Remote Weapon Systems to a European NATO country....
16 Sep 2020
Start your engines! Engine fires up for first Loyal Wingman aircraft
Boeing Australia powered up the commercial turbofan engine on the first Loyal Wingman aircraft in September, as part of ground testing and preparation...
16 Sep 2020
Navy show of force ahead of training, sea qualification and surveying tasks
A fleet of six Royal Australian Navy warships, including HMAS Adelaide and the fleet's newest destroyer HMAS Sydney, have departed Sydney Harbour ...
16 Sep 2020
COVID-19 inquiry to examine defence and development issues
Chair of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee, senator David Fawcett, has announced parliamentary inquiry into the impact o...
16 Sep 2020
BAE secures EW contract to enhance F-35 electronic warfare system
BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for the production and delivery of additional electronic warfare (EW) systems for Lot 1...
15 Sep 2020
Opposition MP calls on government to reconsider Darwin port deal
Northern Territory MP Luke Gosling has called on the Commonwealth government to conduct an in-depth review of the Chinese acquisition of the Port of ...
15 Sep 2020
Beware the wolf: ASPI executive director issues renewed warning
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has issued a renewed warning for Australian policymakers: “Beware the wolf”, as Beijing steps up its econom...
15 Sep 2020
PODCAST: Working with industry to support AIC – Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry
Since their inception, Australian industry content (AIC) and sovereign industrial capability have served as key priorities for government, with varyi...
15 Sep 2020
Defence Industry Minister reveals changes to CDIC
Defence Connect can officially reveal the long awaited details of the government’s audit into the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, commission...
14 Sep 2020
Ahead of future fight, US reworks carrier air wing formation
As peer competitors increasingly challenge the supremacy of the aircraft carrier, the US Navy is responding with a range of modernisation and developm...
14 Sep 2020
Royal Australian Navy ships join Exercise Pacific Vanguard
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced that a detachment of Royal Australian Navy ships have joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 pe...
11 Sep 2020
Calls for Prime Minister to ‘balance’ nation’s relationship with two superpowers
Lowy Institute non-resident fellow Alan Dupont has issued a challenge to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling on the government to make a concerted ...
11 Sep 2020
PODCAST: Supporting Indigenous engagement and participation in defence – Norman Laing, Defence Indigenous Cultural Adviser
Indigenous Australians have a proud history of serving with the ADF, from World War I to the specialist recon units of NORFORCE. Now as government shi...
11 Sep 2020
Canberra-based cyber security firm secures $4.2m defence contract
ASX-listed cyber and information security firm archTIS has secured a 12-month contract worth $4.2 million to provide the Department of Defence with ...

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