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Defence industry calls for clearer, robust guidelines on major projects

Some of the 1800 local builders at ASC gather to watch the keel laying ceremony of the second Air Warfare Destroyer. Credit: Defence

Australian companies may miss out on contracts if there was no clear policy.

First Cape-class for RAN delivered

Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription will fill an availability gap in the RAN's patrol fleet.

Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription, which is expected to be delivered next month, will enable the Navy to meet its patrol requirements after a number of setbacks. Credit: Austal

Esteemed, plain speaking, Defence Secretary to retire

Credit: Defence

The retirement of the veteran of 48 years of public service opens up a vacancy for the high-profile position.

Ballarat engages with Chinese in trust building exercise

Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Ballarat and Chinese People’s Liberation Army-Navy (PLA-N) Jiangkai II class frigate 'Huangshan'. Credit: Defence

HMAS Ballarat has conducted a range of maritime exercises with PLA-Navy vessel Huangshan.

Cirrus to provide Navy EW simulation training

A navy sailor's EW rating badge. Credit: Defence

Navy is matching training to meet upcoming demand for its common electronic warfare sensor suite across the future fleet.

Marines' 6th Darwin Rotation most advanced yet

USMC MV-22 Ospreys landing during Ex Talisman Sabre 15. This year's rotation will mark the first time an Osprey detachment has been included. Credit: Defence

The rotation will include a detachment of four MV-22 Ospreys, five AH-1W Super Cobra helicopters, and four UH-1Y Venom helicopters.

CSIRO a Boeing Supplier of the Year

CSIRO's cost-effective topcoat technology is reducing environmental impact and improving worker safety in the aviation industry. Credit: CSIRO

CSIRO is one of 13 recipients of the Boeing Supplier of the Year Award, which recognises strong performance and close collaboration that helped Boeing exceed customers’ expectations in 2016.

$2 billion for NASAMS GBAD system

The Norwegian NASAMS program has been a success for Kongsberg and Raytheon. Credit: Raytheon

The tender will be released to Raytheon Australia in the first half of 2017 to develop its highly successful National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) for the ADF.

Fiji joins South Pacific Defence Ministers' Meeting

The biennial SPDMM was hosted by NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee in Auckland. Credit: @CDF_NZ via Twitter

SPDMM included Ministers and senior defence officials from Australia, France, Chile, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and for the first time Fiji.

Pyne says G'day to USA and Canada

Minister Pyne at the recent launch of the Next Generation Technologies Fund - highlighting innovation and Australian industry capability will be at the top of the agenda during his North America trip. Credit: Defence

The focus of the trip will be the G’Day USA United States-Australia Dialogue on Defense Industry

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