Australian shipbuilding landscape: from famine to feast

The DCNS design for the Shortfin Barracuda has been selected for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine Program. Credit: DCNS

The last two weeks have been busy for the Australian shipbuilding industry. Premium

Mulwala still a mess: ANAO

The Mulwala facility in southern NSW. Credit: ANAO

When it comes to the manufacture of domestic munitions and explosives, Australia is not exactly known for getting value for money. Premium

RAAF ‘Normalising’ Heron Operations

The RAAF is making history at RAAF Amberley this month as it operates the Heron Remotely-Piloted Aircraft for the first time from a major Australian base. Credit: Defence

The RAAF has recently concluded a two-week flying program with its Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from RAAF Base Amberley. Premium

The lighter touch for Navy’s UAS

The S-100 Camcopter is looking to provide an interim capability for Navy’s Maritime Tactical UAS. Credit: Schiebel

Recently ADM reviewed both the Fire Scout and Skeldar offerings for Navy Minor Project 1942 (Maritime Tactical UAS – Interim Capability).

The rise of the airship

Lockheed Martin’s P-791, a fully functional, manned flight demonstrator, successfully demonstrated the technologies required for operational Hybrid Airships as early as 2006. Credit: Lockheed Martin by Denny Lombard

Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works has moved outside its comfort zone to develop a heavier-than-air Hybrid Airship for cargo transport. Premium

Alastair MacGibbon the new cyber security Czar

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull effectively appointed a new czar to oversee Cyber Security. Premium

Elbit to supply thermal weapon sights

The sight weighs only 450 grams and offers full tactical and high performance during day and night operations. Credit: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Australia has been awarded a $40 million contract by the Commonwealth of Australia for the supply of XACTth65 sights. Premium

Harris Corporation selected for Battlespace Communication System

Harris Corp has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia for the Land 2072 Phase 3 (Tactical Communications Network) program Premium

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