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RUAG Australia has signed a contract with US company VRC Metal Systems to deliver a mobile Supersonic Particle Deposition (SPD) Unit for US Navy trials in 2019.

A report released this week by the Lowy Institute has called for Australian policymakers to focus on developing a shared maritime vision with Indonesia, potentially involving defence industry collaboration.

Australia is continuing its commitment to regional maritime security through an upgrade of wharf and shore-based infrastructure at PNG’s Lombrum Naval Base on Manus Island.

The Re-Engineering Australia Foundation and Regional Development Australia – Hunter have been awarded this year’s Schools Pathways Programme Grants.

Warfare is changing, and governments are being forced to adapt their military vehicle fleets to keep up.

UNSW Canberra has announced it is seeking to establish a new Defence and Security Innovation Precinct as part of its proposed new city campus in Canberra’s CBD.

Anthony Fraser has been appointed as the head of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.

News has emerged that Russian arms company Rostec is in the late stages of developing a UUV armed with an assault rifle.

Technology using a pure sapphire crystal to accurately measure time has taken out the 2018 Defence Science and Technology (DST) Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia.

CASG head Kim Gillis used his valedictory remarks at the recent Defence and Industry conference to deliver some home truths, both positive and otherwise, as he heads towards retirement.

Last week's political upheaval has seen new PM Scott Morrison conduct a reshuffle of Defence ministerial portfolios.

Recognised scholars and experts have been exchanging written views on whether Australia’s strategic future should include nuclear capabilities. A recent op-ed has unchained a similar debate in Germany.

The UK Ministry for Defence (MoD) has recently released a report into the contribution of Defence to the economic prosperity of the UK.

A who’s who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry have signed a global pledge to “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.”

Defence has submitted feedback to the Defence Trade Controls Act review calling for greater control over Australian tech exports that contribute to national security.