Defence Minister on New Subs

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith speaking at the ADM2012 Congress.

In his address to the ADM2012 Congress Defence Minister Stephen Smith covered Defence's operational commitments, including the progress of equipment projects and procurement reform. Premium

New project approvals

The ADF were approved to receive two additional Chinook helicopters.

Defence Minister Stephen Smith pointed out that during 2011 the government had approved a record 49 first pass, second pass and other approvals for major projects. Premium

Minister gives JSF update

Australia has committed itself to acquiring 14 Joint Strike Fighters, the first two of which will be delivered in 2014.

In response to a question on the Joint Strike Fighter at the ADM2012 Congress, Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the following comments. Premium

Senator Carr asks tough question at ADM Congress

Defence Materiel Minister, Senator Kim Carr addresses the crowd at the 2012 ADM Congress.

In his address to the ADM 2012 Congress, Minister for Defence Materiel, Senator Kim Carr asked the question, "What are we trying to achieve?" in regards to Australia's position on Defence procurement. Premium

Release of new PIC health checks

Defence Materiel Minister, Senator Kim Carr said government, defence and industry needed to work together to sustain important defence capabilities in Australia.

Two defence industry 'health checks' confirmed Australia is well-placed to support essential military software, and to help avoid detection of defence equipment. Premium

Awards recognise Defence and Industry teams

Craig Sweet (Daronmont) and Clint Van Dorssen (GTESPO) accept the Essington Lewis trophy for SME/DMO Team of the Year from Defence Materiel Minister, Senator Kim Carr.

A team working to improve missile defence for the ADF won the top award this week at the Australian Defence Magazine Awards Dinner. Premium

G-wagon contract negotiations finalised

Negotiations to acquire G-Wagon four wheel drives under Land 121 Phase 3A were now completed.

Defence Materiel Minister Senator Kim Carr recently announced that negotiations to acquire 2,146 G-Wagon four wheel drives and 1,799 matching trailers were now completed. Premium

Team Australia: Defence Industry mission to Turkey and Middle East

The Defence Export Unit will be leading a mission for interested companies to Turkey, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Oman from April 23 to May 8, 2012. Premium

Potential Export Business Opportunity

A Canadian company in the field of ISR and othe defence sectors is wanting to work with Australian companies for opportunities in Australia, Canada and other markets. Premium

BAE wins contract for Wheatstone Project

The Wheatstone Projec tis one of Australia’s largest resource projects.

BAE Systems has been awarded the contract for the telecommunications integration package associated with the Wheatstone Project's offshore gas processing platform. Premium

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From the Source: Harris Defence Australia MD Alan Callaghan

In mid last year, Harris bought Exelis for roughly $US4.5 billion, creating one of the biggest dedicated communications companies in the world. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Harris Defence Australia president and managing director to see what the business is up to in Australia.