Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has announced three more Defence Innovation Hub contracts, investing $7.8 million in promising counter-UAS, electronic warfare, and autonomous aircraft technology. Read more
NIOA has recently acquired 300 acres of industrial zoned land adjacent to the government owned munitions manufacturing plant at Benalla Victoria.
Australia’s sovereign submarine sustainer, ASC, will work with asset management experts to strengthen its life-cycle management execution of the Collins Class submarine fleet.
The government has approved the Defence Fuel Transformation Program, but the issue of fuel security remains largely unaddressed.
The NSW government has announced $11.7 million in funding to create a defence, aviation, aerospace and technology precinct in the Hunter region.
A series of initiatives are currently underway to enhance training areas in Central and North Queensland.
First pass approval to progress a range of soldier combat-related capability elements under Project Land 125 Phase 4 is imminent, although details of what will be involved are still being finalised.
Whilst numbers show there has been a boost in the confidence for Australian businesses to reach for opportunities in foreign defence markets, the news comes as ASC gets set to cut up to 93 jobs at shipyards in Adelaide.
The P-8A Poseidon simulator and training systems at RAAF Base Edinburgh, the largest outside the US, have been officially handed over to the RAAF.
In the month before Land Forces kicked off, Army quietly introduced the concept of Accelerated Warfare as their next future statement, complementing the ‘Army in motion’ idea from new Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr.
With his feet barely under his new desk, Chief of Army LTGEN Rick Burr spoke to ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing about the Army he’s to lead for the next four years.
Eighteen Australian defence innovators, including four Young Innovators, have been shortlisted for the Land Forces 2018 Industry Innovation Awards from a record 31 entries.