Adelaide anchor for Skynet online

The Australian facility extends an existing chain of teleports in France, Germany, Norway, the UK and the US, providing global coverage in both fixed and mobile satellite services. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

After making a 67,000 kilometre journey last year, the Skynet 5A satellite from Airbus Defence and Space is in place over the Asia Pacific. Premium

Embracing the new manufacturing mindset

Dr Jens Goennemann at National Manufacturing Week, Sydney Olympic Park. Credit: AMGC

The managing director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre shared with the audience the means by which the organisation would help industry to bridge the commercialisation “valley of death”.

Senate inquiry into JSF closed

Desk and chairs of a Senate committee room, Australia's Parliament House. Credit: hamiltonstone via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks to the wonders of a double dissolution election, all Senate enquiries are hereby dead – or more officially – ‘lapsed’. Premium

Why the Danes selected the F-35

The Danish flag has been painted on the F-35 from the outset as Denmark was one of the original development partners. It has now become the 11th operator. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Last week the Danish government, upon advice following a type selection between three fighter aircraft, recommended to parliament that the country acquire the F-35 for its New Fighter Program. Premium

SA Defence Industry Leader Stepping Down

The ex-serviceman and defence businessman Chris Burns has been a vocal advocate for defence industry in Australia. Credit: ADM David Jones

South Australia’s peak defence industry body, the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) announced on Saturday that CEO Chris Burns will step down at the end of June.

Kick starting a drive for innovation, employment and growth

CEO Lockheed Martin ANZ Raydon Gates speaking at the Securing Australia’s Defence Industry Forum on 18 May. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Senior leaders from the industry, defence and academic communities confirmed the need for greater collaboration to unlock the full potential for defence industry as a driver of innovation, employment creation and growth.

US subs to deploy reconnaissance UAS

Artist's impression of a US submarine launching the Blackwing. Credit: Aerovironment

AeroVironment announced on Monday the US Navy plans to deploy its small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system from both attack under the surface of the sea, on attack and guided missile submarines. Premium

Cyber Defence – More than just the technical protection of systems

Cyber criminals, hackers, hacktivists and foreign intelligence services are deploying increasingly sophisticated methods of accessing the online services of organisations. Premium

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