23 Feb 2012
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.
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.
In response to a question on the Joint Strike Fighter at the ADM2012 Congress, Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the following comments.
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.
Two defence industry 'health checks' confirmed Australia is well-placed to support essential military software, and to help avoid detection of defence equipment.
A team working to improve missile defence for the ADF won the top award this week at the Australian Defence Magazine Awards Dinner.
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.
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.
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.
BAE Systems has been awarded the contract for the telecommunications integration package associated with the Wheatstone Project's offshore gas processing platform.
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