Budget + Policy

Following an interactive and competitive dialogue process with industry, the four successful MSP teams will be led by Jacobs Australia, Nova Systems Australia, Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR), and Downer EDI Engineering Power.

The challenge, in its first year, seeks proposals from industry and academia to address the ever-growing incidence of improvised threats to Defence personnel and the public.

It should come as no great surprise to anyone that the Government has decided to bring home RAAF combat 
aircraft from the Middle East, having run out of Islamic 
State (IS) targets worth bombing.

Applications by Australian defence exporters under the facility will be subject to a number of conditions.

Callaghan cited the successful application of the First Principles Review as the main driver in the company's growth and success of recent times.

The contracts covered work being performed in the fields of radar, sonar, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection, data encryption and electronic support measures.

The newly formed Command brings all ADF SIGINT and cyber personnel working within ASD together in a more refined command structure.

A $3.8 billion Defence Export Facility will be administered by Australia’s export credit agency Efic as part of the new strategy.

The NSW Government Veterans Employment Program has exceeded the target by 162 per cent, 18 months ahead of schedule.

The panel included former Defence ministers Brendan Nelson and Kim Beazley alongside Senator Linda Reynolds, David Feeney and BAE Systems UK chairman Sir Roger Carr.

Stakeholders are calling for the NSW Government to take the lead in delivering a coordinated approach to defence related advocacy and to prioritise projects which align with its key areas of advantage.

The SBIRD funding aims to get SMEs off the starting block so Defence can capitalise on their expansive potential for innovation and research capabilities.

Carter challenged the idea, much discussed of late, that the Commonwealth may turn to a foreign shipbuilder to construct the Sea 5000 Future Frigates.

In the 2017–18 financial year, the body will seek proposals aligned with the six capability streams identified in the Defence Integrated Investment Program.

Tony Abbott has a point. Bombing the heck out of Islamic State forces would be a whole lot more effective if there were some Australian special forces dispatched into Syria.