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CDIC opened, Defence Innovation Hub launched

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne with Kate Louis, first assistant secretary Defence Industry Policy, Paul Johnson, co-chair Centre for Defence Industry Capability and Kim Gillis, deputy secretary CASG at the newly launched CDIC HQ in Adelaide. Credit: Defence

Both the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) and the Defence Innovation Hub were respectively opened and launched on December 5.

Growlers part of GE support contract extension

One of the first RAAF EA-18G Growlers. Credit: Defence

Defence has signed a contract to provide sustainment for the engines of the newly acquired EA-18G Growler aircraft, as well as continued sustainment of the exisiting F/A-18F Super Hornets

RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

A design based on the OPV 80 (here the Chilean Piloto Pardo) by Fassmer is one of three that will be considered. Credit: Fassmer

Project Sea 1180 (Offshore Patrol Vessels) Requests for Tender (RFTs) have been released to the three shortlisted designers.

Shortfin Barracuda briefings commence

The DCNS design for the Shortfin Barracuda has been selected for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine Program. Credit: DCNS

The 'Submarine Industry Day' included a briefing and forum about promoting performance through innovation.

Cuttlefish counter surveillance gets the go ahead

NUSHIP Hobart during her sea trials earlier this year. The AWDs will surely benefit from the Cuttlefish technology. Credit: AWD Alliance

The Cuttlefish counter surveillance technology which BAE Systems has been developing for some time has at last secured $4.9 million of Government funding.

FFG enterprise recognised for operational improvement

Fine shot of HMAS Darwin as she sails out from Jervis Bay, passing Point Perpendicular, on her way to sea in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area (EAXA) to conduct FFG Upgade Contractor Trials after being recently fitted with the new VLS (Vertical Launch System). Credit: Defence

Deputy Secretary CASG, Kim Gillis, has congratulated the FFG Enterprise for winning the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management Innovation Award for Operational Improvement.

Naval Review ships divert to assist NZ earthquake effort

HMAS Darwin's S-70B-2 Seahawk loading stores from HMAS Kanimbla in 2003. Credit: Defence

NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the support of nations attending the International Naval Review to help with the response to the November 14 earthquake.

Land 400/2 industry workshops commence

Rheinmetall's Boxer CRV (L) will be put through its paces along with the BAE Systems/Patria AMV35 (R) for the Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle contract.

Australian companies are being given the chance to win work on the multi-billion dollar Land 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle program during a series of workshops to be held nationwide.

Israel ups active protection systems order

Trophy's radar and covered launcher. Credit: Zach Ievenor via Flickr

The Israel Defense Force has placed an order valued in excess of $35 million ($100 million sheqels) for hundreds of additonal Trophy active protection Systems manufactured by Israeli arms producer Rafael.

Awards for Defence Scientist and Weapons Training System team

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne presents the winner of the 2016 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science, Dr Brian Ferguson with his award during the 2016 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science and National Defence Science Lecture held at Russell Offices, Canberra on 10 November, 2016.

A Defence Scientist and a project team have won awards for their work to enhance Defence capability

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