02 Feb 2012
After being assigned the Defence Materiel portfolio late last year, new minister, Senator Kim Carr gave his maiden speech in the role at the Pacific 2012 conference in Sydney this week.
Thales Australia and UK-based A&P Group and have signed an agreement to provide through life support services to HMAS Choules - the Royal Australian Navy's new Bay Class Landing Ship Dock.
BAE Systems has announced the formation of a specialist team to identify more opportunities for Australian firms to secure work within its global supply chain.
Thales Australia is demonstrating its innovative Fibre Laser Sensor (FLS) technology in Sydney Harbour this week as part of the Pacific 2012 International Maritime Exposition.
Last September, the Australian Government asked Skills Australia to work with the DMO to prepare a comprehensive workforce strategy for the Australian defence materiel supply industries.
Approval from the Australian government is anticipated shortly for a revised list that will double the number of countries for which export approval will be given for the Nulka ship-launched active missile decoy.
The DMO has awarded BAE Systems a six-year Nulka Through Life Support (TLS) contract with options for a further 18 years.
BAE Systems has started work ramping up in preparation for production to commence later this year on the recently awarded $270m Anti Ship Missile Defence contract.
The first land-based firing of an Evolved Sea Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) will take place in Norway in early May.
BAE Systems Australia has been awarded a $31 million contract by Raytheon Missile Systems for the continued production of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) components.
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