Lockheed Martin officials celebrate the opening of the new Melbourne facility.

New ICT hub for Lockheed Martin in Melbourne

Lockheed Martin has established an Asia Pacific Information Communications Technology (ICT) engineering hub in Melbourne.

First Airbus A400M for Germany runs its engines

The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter for the German Air Force has begun final tests towards its delivery.
Chief of the Army Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, delivers the opening address at the Chief of Army's Exercise 2014 in Brisbane. [Photo: Defence]

Chief of Army's exercise concludes

The 2014 Chief of Army's exercise have concluded in Brisbane following two days of discussions with international and Australian military personnel and academics.

BAE Systems showcases its latest direct fire support weapon system

BAE Systems this week showcases its fully integrated 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher System at Land Forces 2014.

Northrop Grumman announces 2015 AAA fellowship award

The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the recipient of the 2015 Northrop Grumman Foundation-American Australian Association Fellowship for advanced research and study in science and technology.

Doubts over proposed naval build solutions: Thales

Serious doubts about the capabilities likely to be delivered by what appears to be the government's favoured options for the multi-billion Future Submarine and Future Frigate programs have been expressed by one of Australia's foremost naval technical experts. Premium

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    Land Surveillance: JP129 – Surveillance in the Land domain post-Afghanistan | ADM July 2014

    Although the ADF’s UAV operations in Afghanistan were officially completed at the end of June, upgrades are in the pipeline for Army’s 18 Shadow RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical UAVs (TUAVs) and options for palm-sized micro-UAVs to equip infantry combat teams are being assessed. Premium

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      Defence Business: Preparing for the LHD | ADM July 2014

      Although IOC for the first of the RAN's two Canberra class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships is scheduled for mid to late 2015, the capabilities these 27,800 tonne vessels will deliver to the ADF have yet to be widely appreciated. Premium

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        Military Life: Looking after the wellbeing of Defence personnel | ADM July 2014

        Minister for Veterans' Affairs Senator Michael Ronaldson speaking at the launch on June 11.

        The Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defence will jointly fund a three-year five million dollar research program in to the mental wellbeing of contemporary service personnel and veterans.

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          Defence Business: Lifting the lid on LIF CAP | ADM July 2014

          Work on the first two aircraft to be modified under the validation and verification phase of the RAAF’s Hawk Mk.127 Lead In Fighter Capability Assurance (LIF CAP) program is now underway at Williamtown. Premium

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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