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18 Jul 2018
How much does an SME need to know about Defence policy and the strategic environment?
The answer to this question three or four years ago would have been… not much or nothing at all.  ...
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11 Jul 2018
Transformation of the Australian defence industry – From competition to collaboration
The world of manufacturing has traditionally been a highly competitive and often cut-throat business. In the past, price has been one of the key drive...
25 Jun 2018
Leading the race to integrate space
With the launch of the Australian Space Agency imminent, there is understandably a growing sense of excitement around all things space. ...
20 Jun 2018
Quality systems in the defence supply chain: Quality holds no compromises in defence applications
There has been an increased focus on Australian defence industry capability recently, with the inclusion of key projects that will greatly support Aus...
31 May 2018
The best frigate of whatever design: BMT
Bottom line: the best frigate is the one you have. The best frigate will ultimately be the one we select and build because they will become ours. Once...
30 Apr 2018
Endeavour Centre showcases Australian ingenuity and innovation
Lockheed Martin Australia recently opened the doors of its new state-of-the-art Endeavour Centre to showcase the work of Australian defence industry s...
16 Apr 2018
NSW companies hit the world stage at Defence Services Asia 2018
Tucked away in Kirrawee, south of Sydney, is a manufacturer that designs and produces some of the most advanced military armour in the world. ...
13 Apr 2018
SA businesses working to build the future of Australia’s defence
South Australia is fast becoming the focus and hub for defence manufacturing in Australia. Once referred to as “a big country town”, Adelaide cont...
12 Mar 2018
The value ex-service personnel bring to your workforce – A HR perspective
Managing any mid-life career change can be challenging, but for ex-service personnel, returning to civilian life is a bigger change than most. However...
12 Feb 2018
A focus on percentages will not alone achieve sovereign shipbuilding capability in Australia
Whether it be a debate around the Future Submarines or Future Frigates (did we forget about the OPVs?!), we have become fixated on attaining a particu...
20 Dec 2017
Buccaneer cube satellite a milestone for Australian industry
The launch of the UNSW Canberra Buccaneer cube satellite is a significant milestone in Australia’s next-generation space capability. The cubesat its...
20 Nov 2017
SME trade control
As articulated by the Commonwealth government’s Defence Industry Innovation and Defence Export agendas, a large part of the future economic success ...
12 Oct 2017
Seizing the day: Navigating the jobs of the future
Australian workers and suppliers have a great opportunity to participate in the federal government’s $35 billion SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Th...
14 Sep 2017
5th generation capabilities – 5th generation challenges
Military supremacy in the 2020-2050 era will be dictated by a force’s ability to effectively employ fifth generation (or later) capabilities throug...
9 Aug 2017
Naval Shipbuilding Plan – First and next steps
The May 2017 release of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan is an essential step in this vitally important national endeavour. To fully achieve its ambitious ...
28 Jun 2017
Training our forces in cyber self-defence – getting brilliant at the basics
‘Cyber’, when the word is said many images come to mind, power stations out of control, Hugh Jackman in the movie swordfish, the wanna-cry style r...
6 Apr 2017
Three steps to achieving ‘operator centric acquisition’ for defence projects
The Australian defence sector is currently booming. With $195 billion committed to Defence over the next 10 years, industry participants can all b...
10 Mar 2017
Building defence capability: The vital role of collaboration
The importance of collaboration cannot be understated during this time of change. In fact, KMPG believe that it is the foundation for success. As the ...
20 Feb 2017
Don’t underestimate the power of proactive student engagement
In an increasingly competitive job market, the pathway for engineering graduates to obtain work in the defence industry out of university is perhaps ...
4 Jan 2017
Defence ERP insights and the need for veteran involvement
2016 was a seminal year for the Australian Defence Industry. The Whitepaper, First Principles Review, an inaugural Minister for Defence Industry and a...

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