15 May 2014
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From a Defence point of view, the Abbott Government's first budget since gaining office is 'encouraging' according to Australian Strategic Policy Institute Analyst Mark Thomson.
In his Defence budget statement this week, Defence Minister Senator David Johnston noted that the Government had already approved the acquisition of key capabilities that will support the ADF for decades to come.
Data security company Vormetric, a leader in data security for physical, virtual and cloud environments, this week announced the results from its first Australian Insider Threat Report.
According to Grant Turnbull writing in Army-Technology.com, the Australian government is close to making a decision on its ambitious Land 400 project which aims to replace much of the Land Force's existing armoured vehicle fleet.
Australian Submarine Corporation is working on a plan with South Korea to design and build two or three Aegir 18As, 180m long warships with hospitals, self-defence systems, flight decks and hangars.
Newcastle firm Forgacs has signed a contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation to build a 30-metre landing craft as a gift to Tonga from the Australian government.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is collaborating with the RMIT University, to study airworthiness requirements for operating unmanned aircraft systems in Australia.
Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat's highly impressive 98 metre wave piercer, HSV 2 SWIFT is a vessel that incorporates an impressive array of capabilities including a top speed of 48 knots, a range of 8,350 nautical miles, a gross tonnage of 5,936, a 2130 m2 roll on roll off cargo/mission deck and importantly, it can operate in shallow water.
14 May 2014
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