Negotiations for US Force Posture Initiatives conclude

The 2016 rotation of the US Marine Rotational Force - Darwin (MRF-D) begin to arrive in Darwin. Credit: Defence

Australia and the US will share the costs for more than $2 billion in infrastructure investment in northern Australia.

CASA releases new unmanned operations

New drone rules came into effect on 29 Septmeber, allowing operators to fly their sub 2kg drone commercially without the need to be certified. Credit: CASA

New CASA regulations for remotely piloted aircraft operations are now in effect with the aim of cutting red tape for smaller operators and provide increased flexibility for larger operations.

F-35 JPO issues RfIs

One of the first Australian F-35s at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Credit: Defence

The US Joint Program Office (JPO) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has released an RfI via the Australian JSF Division. Premium

Airbus debuts upgraded MRTT

The new version of the MRTT takes to the air for the first time. Credit: Airbus Defense and Space.

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT Premium

BAE Systems partners with PHM Technology for Land 400

MADe software will optimise the total cost of ownership by providing regular data throughout sustainment of the AMV35 were it to be selected for Land 400. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

BAE Systems Australia has selected Australian based engineering software company PHM Technology to support the design sustainment program for Land 400. Premium

CHC signs aeromedical contract for Army support

A CHC Bell 212 helicopter performs a winching demonstration at RAAF Base East Sale earlier this year. Credit: Defence

CHC Helicopter has announced the signing of a 21-month contract with Army to provide aeromedical evacuation (AME) and crash response support. Premium

ASC sub transformation program scoops engineering award

Senator Marise Payne Minister for Defence and Matt Williams member for Hindmarsh survey the maintenance progress of HMAS Collins in the Submarine Full Cycle Docking Production Hall. Credit: Defence

ASC's submarine transformation project took out two major awards at Engineers Australia's SA Excellence Awards 2016. Premium

New RNZN ship to feature unique bow design

An artist’s rendition of the design shows clearly the unique features of the wave piercing bow. Credit: Rolls Royce

The new polar-class logistic support tanker for the Royal NZ Navy (RNZN) will be the first naval vessel to feature the Environship wave piercing bow. Premium

Northrop Grumman demonstrates counter-UAS tech

During the Black Dart exercise, Northrop Grumman’s Drone Restricted Access Using Known EW (DRAKE) 'negated' a Group 1 UAS. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman recently took part in the annual US DoD Black Dart exercise for countering unmanned aerial systems. Premium

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