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US approves foreign military sales of F-16 equipment
June 07 2024
The US State Department has approved two separate foreign military sales of F-16 parts to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office. ...
Modern challenges require modern solutions: National Service to enhance Australia’s hard and soft power
The concept of National Service being reintroduced has well and truly set a cat among the pigeons; however, tweaking a traditional approach to embrace modern sensitivities...
June 07 2024
Australian Defence Force, US Marines Corps combine for Exercise Rhino Run 2024
More than 1,400 personnel from the Australian Defence Force and US Marine Corps have participated in the combined arms Exercise Rhino Run 2024.
June 07 2024
Sydney advisory firm appoints voluntary administrators for certain Insitec entities
Sydney advisory firm McGrathNicol Restructuring has announced the appointment of voluntary administrators of certain Insitec entities.
June 07 2024
Australian trust in China continues downward slide
Public trust in the People’s Republic of China continues to fall into historically low levels, according to data from a new report released by the Lowy Institute.
June 06 2024
Loyal deputy or regional anchor? ANZUS provides our strategic centre so we can provide the regional foundation
Since 1951, the ANZUS Treaty has empowered Australia to bolster regional security and stability. However, despite our significant contributions, we’re frequently...
June 06 2024
Israeli Air Force acquires third F-35 squadron under new US agreement
The Israeli Air Force will acquire a third squadron of F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft under an agreement with the US government.
June 06 2024
Australian Redback IFVs to be fitted with Mk44 chain guns
Hanwha Redback infantry fighting vehicles will be fitted with Mk44 Stretch Bushmaster chain guns under an industry partnership announced this week.
June 06 2024
Saildrone, Hanwha, Airbus and Tata Group named in 100 Most Influential Companies list
International defence companies Saildrone, Hanwha Group, Airbus, and Tata Group have landed a coveted spot in TIME magazine’s Global 100 Most Influential Companies of...
June 06 2024
NIOA opens office at the US Army’s Picatinny Arsenal
Australian-owned firearms, weapons and munitions company NIOA announced that it has opened an office at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey, home to a workforce of over 6,000,...
June 05 2024
New round of grants open for SA industry and researchers
The Defence Innovation Partnership has confirmed it will be accepting applications for grants as part of its Activator Fund.
June 05 2024
No Tomahawks and optronics upgrades scrapped as Commonwealth approves Collins LOTE
Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy confirmed that the government has approved a life-of-type extension program for Australia’s six Collins Class submarines while...
June 05 2024
Downer announces strategic partnership with Kompozition
Downer Professional Services has entered into a strategic partnership with Australian digital engineering software scale-up Kompozition.
June 05 2024
Ventia earns national recognition as a Veteran Employer of Choice
Australian Defence Force industry partner Ventia has earned national recognition as a Veteran Employer of Choice.
June 05 2024
Russian multipurpose unmanned ground vehicles enter field testing
The Russian defence industry has announced an anti-tank missile carrying unmanned ground vehicle platform has entered field testing.
June 05 2024
Austria, Sweden request Black Hawk helicopters in separate US sales
The governments of Austria and Sweden have both requested to buy a dozen UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters each in two separate US foreign military sales.
June 05 2024
Beijing’s navy continues to expand fleet, capability amid mounting tensions
In the past few weeks, Beijing has rapidly accelerated its coercion campaign against the island democracy of Taiwan, raising concerns that they move sooner rather than later,...
June 05 2024
US announces US$1.9bn contract modification for HIMARS
The US government has announced a US$1.9 billion contract modification for High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) with American defence prime Lockheed Martin.
June 05 2024
Industry competition launched to supply FPV drones to Ukraine
The United Kingdom and Latvia have launched an industry competition to supply thousands of first-person view (FPV) drones to Ukraine.
June 05 2024
DroneShield opens new HQ, commits to tripling R&D and manufacturing capacity
ASX-listed DroneShield has opened its new headquarters in Pyrmont, committing to triple its research and development and manufacturing capacity to AU$400 million annually.
June 04 2024