Where is the outrage about job losses at Williamstown this time?

The yard in full swing with a near completed LHD forming the backdrop to Air Warfare Destroyer blocks. Credit: BAE Systems

When BAE Systems announced in August this year that they were cutting 200 jobs at their Williamstown shipyard, media camped out at the site. Premium

The big new player in the naval shipbuilding game

Civmec workers secure one of the 250 tonne suction piles to a crane inside the large Civmec facility at Henderson, WA. Credit: Civmec

Civmec’s announcement was proof the heavy engineering and construction services provider is establishing itself as a company with clear ambitions in the defence sector.

Combat System Integrator role for Sea 1000

Operators at the Combat System Consoles onboard HMAS Collins control room. Credit: Defence

A limited Request For Proposal for the role of combat systems integrator (CSI) for the Future Submarine under Sea 1000 has been released. Premium

New Innovation Chair to promote cooperation and remove barriers

Bill Ferris says Australia is struggling to even stay within the top 30 OECD countries in terms of any commercialisation metrics. Credit: Philip Smart

Newly appointed Innovation Australia Chair Bill Ferris believes there is something of a dichotomy in Australia’s attitude to innovation. Premium

Fincantieri supports Italian Deputy Defence Minister’s Canberra visit

The general purpose variant Carlo Bergamini, lead ship of the FREMM class in Italian Marina Militare service. Credit: Fabius1975 licensed under Public Domain via Commons

This week Italian FREMM frigate builder Fincantieri showed its support for the Italian Deputy Defence Minister’s visit to Australia. Premium

Keel Laid for NUSHIP Sydney

(L-R) Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and AWD Apprentice William (Billy) Hewitt lay the keel of NUSHIP Sydney. Credit: AWD Alliance

The keel-laying for the third ship is the latest in a series of important achievements across the project. Premium

Refreshed tanks delivered to School of Armour

Australian Army M1A1 Abrams tanks from A Squadron, 1st Armoured Regiment, leave the parade ground at RAAF Base Edinburgh, South Australia, on Sunday, 15 November 2015, after celebrating the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai. Credit: Defence

The first of 10 ‘refreshed’ M1A1 Abrams tanks has been delivered to the Army’s School of Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria.

Rheinmetall awards integration and support contract to Penske

Head Land Systems Major General Paul McLachlan with Mr Pietro Borgo CEO, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, at the contract signature event for Project LAND 121 3B ‘Project Overlander’ on 23 July 2013. Credit: Defence

Penske will provide integration services and spare part supplies for a new fleet of over 2,500 medium-weight and heavy-weight military logistic vehicles.

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Shipbuilding in Australia is certainly one of the most trumpeted topics in defence of late, and for good reason. Premium