Inaugural CIVSEC 2016 Conference

The inaugural CIVSEC 2016 opened with a high-level strategic summit titled “Protecting Our Communities Against Threat – Safety, Security and Sovereignty in the 21st Century”. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

The inaugural Civil Security (CIVSEC) conference was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 31 and June 1

Indonesia’s Leopards arrive

An Indonesian Leopard A4 RI at Rheinmetall’s Land Forces symposium. Credit: Rheinmetall Defence AG

Indonesia has now received eight of 61 Leopard 2 RI main battle tanks ordered in December 2012.

Cyber Security Strategies 2016 – Under Fire

A month on from the release of the Federal Government’s cyber strategy, there is a lack of qualified staff for Cyber Warfare and poor understanding of the foundation skills required, according to a seminar held in Sydney on 31 May. Premium

Astronauts to be welcomed in Adelaide

Next year Adelaide will host the world’s largest astronautical conference.

In September 2017 Adelaide will host one of the world’s largest and most prestigious space events. Premium

Australia approved for SM2 Block IIIB missiles

If the FMS goes ahead, Australia will use the Block IIIBs for combat systems testing of the AWDs. Credit: Raytheon

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles at an estimated cost to the Commonwealth of $416 million.

Marand wins F-35 engine removal trainer contract

An F135 engine is prepared for installation into an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Marand Precision Engineering has been selected as the supplier for a global contract to build F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) training aids for program partners to use world-wide.

Local Sydney company trained for Link modifications

Formal presentation sealing the DRS and Bellinger relationship: (L-R) Jeffery Rang, chief engineer, Naval Tactical Data Links, DRS Technologies; Douglas Jankovich, senior manager, Business Development, DRS Technologies; Bob Ferrari, CEO Bellinger Instruments

Bellinger Instruments has completed the first step in establishing an Australian-based full depot repair capability for Link-11 and Link-22 Data Terminal Set systems.

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