The Return of the DDG

NUSHIP Hobart sails towards Sydney Harbour as she prepares to berth at Fleet Base East, Sydney for the very first time. Credit: Defence

The commissioning of the guided missile destroyer Hobart in just under a month will mark the revival of a proud tradition and RAN warfighting capability.

Chemring and DST Group to counter emerging missile threats

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky (L) at the signing with managing director Chemring Australia Joe Farrah. Credit: DST Group

Chemring shares a keen desire with DST Group to further work the two organisations have already done in the air-launched countermeasures space.

Bluebottle ASW USV trial success

BlueBottle ocean drone prototype Bruce heading East in Beaufort 0-1 conditions, using solar power, solarsail angled to the sun in the North. Credit: Ocius Technology

In September 2015, Defence invested $2.85 million in Ocius Technology to develop the demonstration, under Round 19 of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.

Harnessing Australia's STELaR talent pool

STELaRLab Director Dr. Tony Lindsay (left) demonstrated some of the lab’s work for Minister for Defence Industries Christopher Pyne. Credit: Lockheed Martin

STELaRLab director Dr Tony Lindsay believes the combination of Lockheed Martin’s global resources and Australian talent will produce systems that help defend Australia’s interests.

Focus of Regional Development Australia program intensified

RDA Committees will now pro-actively target, seek and negotiate with private companies, not-for-profits and governments of all levels to bring jobs and investment to their regions.

AMC’s AUV will offer Defence insights

The seven metre-long, one and a half tonne "nupiri muka" is lowered into the water. Credit: AMC Dr Damien Guihen

The $5 million polar vehicle is funded by the Australian Government through the Antarctic Gateway Partnership

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