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Leidos secures US$700m NSA tech contract
December 19 2023
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has announced a single, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract worth US$700 million (AU$1.04 billion)...
WA government commits $900k to defence research
Western Australia’s Defence Industry and Veterans Issues Minister, Paul Papalia CSC, has announced six research and development grants worth a total of $900,000 as part...
January 02 2024
Boeing delivers first Orca XLUUV to US Navy
Boeing has successfully delivered the first Orca extra-large uncrewed undersea vehicle (XLUUV) to the US Navy following acceptance testing completed in December 2023.
January 03 2024
US Navy awards Raytheon US$80m to prototype ‘advanced’ EW for Super Hornets
The US Navy has awarded Raytheon an US$80 million (AU$117.38 million) down-select contract to prototype Advanced Electronic Warfare or ADVEW, for the F/A-18 E/F Super...
January 03 2024
US Army signs $50m contract with BAE for new M777 structures
The US Army and BAE Systems have signed an undefinitised contract action agreement currently worth US$50 million (AU$74.5 million) for new M777 lightweight howitzer major...
January 05 2024
US Space Force X-37B lifts off for seventh mission
The US Space Force has confirmed the seventh successful launch of the Boeing-built X-37B autonomous spaceplane to support the USSF’s knowledge of the space environment...
January 05 2024
Leonardo secures $3bn contract for US Navy Columbia Class
The US Navy has awarded Leonardo DRS a US$3 billion (AU$4.47 billion) contract to provide integrated electric propulsion system products for the US Navy’s Columbia...
January 12 2024
US Space Development Agency to acquire next-gen missile tracking satellites
The US Space Development Agency announced three prototype agreements to build 54 missile warning/missile tracking (MW/MT) infrared sensors satellites with L3Harris...
January 17 2024
Expanding Black Hawk, Apache fleets to boost Australian industry, Army capability
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Richard Marles and Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy have announced an $830 million package that will create hundreds of local...
February 07 2024
CPB selected to provide Army Aviation Program works at Townsville
Defence has selected CPB Contractors, part of CIMIC Group, to provide the Army Aviation Program of Works at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville.
February 09 2024
Australian Navy joins US, Japanese counterparts for Indian Ocean exercise
Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga has joined with US Navy destroyer USS Halsey and Japanese destroyer JS Sazanami and conducted two days of combined training in the...
February 22 2024
US Army orders $219m worth of additional Precision Strike Missile units
The US Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a US$219 million (AU$333.4 million) contract to produce more Early Operational Capability (EOC) Precision Strike Missiles.
March 08 2024
ASEAN’s ‘Melbourne Declaration’ strengthens partnership, hints at expanded future partnership
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have announced the “Melbourne Declaration”, reaffirming...
March 08 2024
General Atomics, US Air Force Research Lab successfully test XQ-67 Off-Board Sensing Station
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) successfully completed the first flight of the XQ-67A Off-Board Sensing Station for the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)...
March 11 2024
Navantia, Saudi Arabia commission fifth corvette
Saudi Arabian Chief of Staff General Fayyad bin Hamed al-Ruwaili, the Chief of Saudi Naval Forces, Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily, and president of Navantia Ricardo...
March 11 2024
Honeywell cooling tech to support next-gen F-35 power systems
Honeywell has announced the successful demonstration of upgrades to the current cooling capacity of the F-35’s Power and Thermal Management System (PTMS) to 80kW.
March 14 2024
ASD, Microsoft partnership to enhance Australia’s cyber defence capabilities
Defence Minister Richard Marles has announced a world-first initiative between the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and Microsoft designed to further strengthen...
March 19 2024
Coalition unloads on government over National Security Committee revelations
Deputy chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Andrew Wallace has led the charge against the government following revelations that most senior...
March 19 2024
Government reveals response, recommendations to Defence Controls Act review
Defence Minister Richard Marles has revealed the Albanese government’s response to the review into the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012, marking major reforms for...
March 21 2024
Raytheon secures $1.2bn contract to provide Patriot defence system to Germany
Raytheon has been awarded a $1.2 billion contract to supply Germany with Patriot air and missile defence systems to augment Germany’s existing air defence...
March 22 2024