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We were given a teaser of the long anticipated announcement of naval shipbuilding plans this week as the Abbott government spruiked its $89 billion rescue programme. Premium

Continuous $89 billion fleet build: little mention of subs

The Abbott government plans to commence building of the Future frigates in 2020. Credit: Simon Casson

The Abbott government’s Defence team took Adelaide by storm this week, rolling in with the major announcements of 2,500 jobs, an $89 billion continuous naval shipbuilding plan and a “first prize” for Adelaide. Premium

RAND to help inform Sea 5000 CEP

NUSHIP Hobart on the blocks. The RAND report into naval shipbuilding is often quoted by Defence. Credit: Defence

When it comes to consulting support for naval programs, RAND seems to be the go to body for Defence. Premium

The threat posed by rogue UASs

Anti-UAS Defence Systems will be increasingly used to combat UAS approaching sensitive facilities and areas. Credit: Blighter Surveillance Systems

Anti-UAS Defence Systems will be increasingly used to combat UAS approaching sensitive facilities and areas. Premium

More robots for US Marines

The iRobot 310 SUGV – unlike a Dalek, it can totally do stairs. Credit: iRobot

iRobot has received a $US9.8 million order from the US Marine Corps Systems Command for 75 SUGV robot systems. Premium

Aegis tested for air warfare and ballistic missile defence capabilities

Credit: USMDA [Public Domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Lockheed and the USMDA's Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat system’s air warfare and ballistic missile defence capabilities Premium

Rheinmetall in new Scout Specialist Vehicle programme for British Army

Rheinmetall’s turret structure and weapon mount (TSWM). Credit: Rheinmetall AG

Rheinmetall has won a contract to procure a new generation of combat vehicles for the UK’s Armed Forces. Premium

Lockheed Martin appoints new leader for Tech Business in Australia/Asia

Credit: Lockheed Martin

Global technology company Lockheed Martin has appointed a new vice president & managing director to lead its technology business in Australia and Asia. Premium

SADI open for business under new management

The next round of SADI (Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry) is open for nominations, worth $5 million this time round. Premium