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Top 40 tops $10 billion

The total revenue of the Top 40 defence contractors was up by 11 per cent on the 2015 total of $9.24 billion. Credit: ADM

The result of this year's Top 40 survey reveal a strong upward trend in Defence business.

Call to arms for PM’s Veterans’ Employment Program

Prime Ministers' Veterans' Employment Program. Krishaan Wright, former Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot, successfully transitioned to his civilian career as a Project Management consultant at EY.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Dan Tehan has called for more Australian businesses and ex-service organisations to step up and support the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Program.

Cyber security all clear for F-35 logistics system

A Marine maintains an F-35 aboard the USS Wasp during operational testing with an ALIS Portable Maintenance Aid. Credit: USMC.

The F-35A’s Autonomic Logistics Information System has achieved its first Australian Cybersecurity Accreditation.

Pyne: Complete the defence industry survey

Industry's unique perspective is vital to the success of the initiative. Credit: Defence

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has encouraged Australian companies with an interest in the Defence sector to complete the Defence Industrial Capability Assessment 2016 Company Survey.

Defence industry accelerator program launched

An example of a Techstars 'Demo Day'. Credit: Techstars

Techstars has graduated 900 startups in the US with a combined market cap of US$7.5 billion

Major steps for Future Submarine program

At the ceremony for the founding of DCNS Australian headquarters near Adelaide, (L-R) Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne; Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Defence; Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull; Hervé Guillou, DCNS CEO; and Sean Costello CEO DCNS Australia. Credit: DCNS Australia

DCNS Australia celebrated the founding of their Australian headquarters and France and Australia have signed an important inter-governmental agreement required for the building of the future submarines.

Fincantieri stakes its claim for Sea 5000

The Italian Navy’s FREMM Frigate Carabiniere is the fourth of 10 vessels in the class. Credit: Fincantieri

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which has been down selected by the Commonwealth for the Sea 5000 Future Frigates program, has established its local company and will open a new Australian headquarters in Canberra soon.

IOC declared for C-27J Spartan

Corporal Matthew Spriggs cleans a flight deck window on A34-005, No. 35 Squadron’s newest C-27J Spartan battlefield air lifter, at RAAF Base Richmond. Credit: Defence

Minister for Defence Marise Payne announced December 16 the achievement of Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the fleet of C-27J Spartan aircraft.

Defence tenders for MATV in service support

The MATV Sycamore on blocks in Haiphong, Vietnam, prior to its launch. Credit: Damen

The Royal Australian Navy is seeking to establish an arrangement for three years with two options of one year extensions for the purpose of Contractor support, maintenance, crewing and operation of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV).

Strong lineup for ADM2017, Pyne to speak at welcome reception

For the first time, the ADM Congress will feature an evening welcome reception the day before the main event.

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