Rheinmetall proposes military vehicle vision for Australasia

(L-R) Rheinmetall’s vehicle platform for Land 400 Phase 2 the Boxer CRV with HX77 and HX2 trucks delivered under Land 121 Phase 3 and the proposed Lynx IFV for Land 400 Phase 3. Credit: Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia will announce today a proposal for the establishment of a national infrastructure asset for military vehicles in Australia, to underpin a 50-year strategic relationship between the Commonwealth, the Australian Army and defence industry. Premium

Civmec’s big plans for expanded Henderson facility

The existing Civmec site at Henderson, with the BAE Systems and Austal facilities situated in the background. Credit: Civmec

WA based engineering services company Civmec will lease an additional seven hectares adjoining its Henderson facility and plans to commence building a massive shipbuilding hall on the site in the second quarter of next year.

‘The Steel Cat’ floats again

NUSHIP Brisbane was launched at the Techport facility at Osborne, SA. Credit: Defence

The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program reached a significant milestone in Adelaide on December 15 as the second of three destroyers was formally named and launched into Australian waters for the first time.

AMGC lays out plan to boost manufacturing

Credit: AMGC

The AMGC has released its first Sector Competitiveness Plan detailing how the manufacturing sector along with its supported industries can add up to $36 billion to the national economy over the next ten years. Premium

Nurturing the UK-Australia Defence relationship

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon met with Defnce Industry Minister Christopher Pyne in the UK. Credit: MOD

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon met with Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne on Tuesday to discuss defence cooperation and the fostering of defence innovation. Premium

Northrop Grumman demonstrates value of LVC for RAAF training

Operating from the CAE KC-30 simulator at RAAF Amberley, No. 33 Squadron pilots approach a US KC-135 simulated aircraft with refuelling boom extended. Credit: Defence

Northrop Grumman Australia has successfully provided a proof-of-concept demonstrating the value of a distributed network environment between two RAAF simulators and a Northrop Grumman test lab in the US. Premium

Frazer-Nash keeps the focus on the bottom line

Director Australian business Jonathan Armstrong Credit: Frazer-Nash Consultancy

ADM spoke with director of the Australian business Jonathan Armstrong, who took over the role a year and a half ago. Premium

Modernising NZDF logistics

SGT Madsen is the Senior NCO in charge of RNZAF's No.3 Squadron’s Forward Support Section, which provides logistics support to the NH90 and A-109 helicopters. Credit: www.nzdf.mil.nz

NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced Wednesday that approval has been given for the NZDF to progress work on the Consolidated Logistics project at a cost of NZ$130 million over five years. Premium

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