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BAE Systems signs F-35 manufacturing contract

The new parylene technology will use gas to uniformly apply a coating on the parts, which is done in a vacuum chamber, at room temperature.

BAE Systems has recently signed an agreement to provide advanced manufactured components for the F-35 program as part of a long-term arrangement with Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Northrop Grumman and REC launch Australian VEX Robotics workshop

VEX Robotics Exhibition and Workshop. Pictured from left to right are Juliette Major, Joh Raymond (Yr 12), Federal Member Gai Brodtmann and Taria Fox (Yr 11).

The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in partnership with the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, recently launched the first Australia/NZ VEX Robotics Exhibition and Workshop.

Austal to build HSSVs for Oman

Rear Admiral Abdullah Al Raisi with members of the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Government & Austal.

Austal has commenced construction, on schedule, of two 72 metre High Speed Support Vessels for the Royal Navy of Oman.

Defence to charge industry for Security Vetting Services

From January 1, 2015 the Department will commence charging industry providers and contractors for security vetting services.

Upgrade to ADF navigation warfare capability

Minister for Defence David Johnston has announced Government approval of a critical project to upgrade and enhance the protected Global Positioning System capability of the ADF.

Australia and Singapore strengthen defence science cooperation

L-R, Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, Mr Tan Peng Yam, the Chief Executive of Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency and Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky at Parliament House, Canberra.

Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert has met with Tan Peng Yam, the Chief Executive of Singapore's Defence Science and Technology Agency, to discuss closer defence science and technology cooperation between Australia and Singapore.

Government announces mental health support for Reservists

Australian Defence Force Reservists and their families will benefit from a trial Reserve Assistance Program that offers a comprehensive range of support services for their mental health and wellbeing.

Heron rotation hands over to new team

Incoming Heron Detachment Commander, Wing Commander Phillip Parsons (left), signs the Transition of Authority with Wing Commander Matthew Bowers at Kandahar Air Field.

The 14th Rotation of the Heron Detachment at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan has handed over to a new team after five months deployed to Operation SLIPPER.

Rheinmetall to produce tank ammo for Greece

Leopard tanks of the German Army.

Rheinmetall has won a foreign order for large-calibre ammunition. Greece has contracted with the Düsseldorf-based defence contractor to supply the Hellenic armed forces with tank ammunition.

Africa's home-grown multi-role military aircraft

The AHRLAC is designed to carry surveillance equipment, weapons, radar and electronic warfare systems.

Claimed to be Africa's first home-grown military aircraft, the AHRLAC, is designed to integrate a range of military and civilian support technologies in one multi-role package.

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