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While much of the hype around hypersonic flight talks of Mach 7 cruise missiles and three-hour airline flights to anywhere, an Australian consortium’s plan to launch small satellites may herald the first commercial hypersonic operation in history, in as little as seven years.

Luerssen is still engaged in contract negotiations with Civmec subsidiary Forgacs Marine and Defence and Austal regarding the build of 10 of the OPVs in WA from 2020.

A Taylor Bros team has been embedded into Navantia Australia’s design and production teams for the Sea 5000 program.

The MR6 has a new hull and driveline features and represents the sixth production run for the PMV, with 1,150 now delivered to eight customers during the five previous runs.

The 12-month collaboration agreement will aim to strengthen ASC’s roles as builder and sustainer of Australia’s submarine fleet, the Collins Class

In May 2017 Saab Australia partnered with UniSA to form the Defence Technologies Institute to focus on collaborative research and teaching opportunities in the SA defence sector.

Electro Optics Systems (EOS) is nudging at being Australia largest exporter with the announcement of a new $600 million contract for 30mm remote weapons stations (RWS) to an unnamed customer.

The joint research will explore opportunities for space infrastructure and ground-based space facilities in Australia that could be beneficial for a range of space-related activities.

ACT engineering company ECLIPS has shaken off its former Sea Box International name, thanks to an October rebrand that focused on a decade of providing Australian-designed purpose-built deployable habitats based on shipping containers.

This MoU includes the commissioning of specialist Ships Visual Landing Aid test and support facilities in Sydney, previously only available overseas.

Currently a maintenance workforce of over 220 skilled trades personnel and engineering professionals is mobilised.

NIOA has picked up two major ammunition supply contracts within a period of only a few months.

Babcock will partner with the ADF to deliver improved availability and operating cost savings across the 3,000-plus asset GSE fleet.

A new Acting CEO has been appointed as Mark Lamarre steps down after three years of significant achievements.

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said as many as 100 scholarships would be offered to workers.