Thales opens new site in Townsville

Thales has strengthened its support to the Australian Defence Force with the opening of a new facility in Townsville, Queensland.

New Joint Military/Industry Helicopter Support Centre commissioned

In a move designed to optimise capability support for the Australian Defence Force fleets of Tiger armed reconnaissance and Taipan multi role helicopters, Airbus Group Australia Pacific and the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) have commissioned a joint support centre on Brisbane Airport to be staffed by civilian and Defence personnel.

Solar Airfield Lighting Solutions in Defence Applications.

C17 at Trenton

Orion Solar has been supplying Carmanah solar powered aviation lights in Australia for more than ten years which meeting the requirements of a range of civil and military applications.

Tank tracks to aircraft brakes, MA Spares delivers for Defence

The MA Spares North Ipswich team. From left, Steve Drinkwater, Amy Szemes and Pete Bolton.

It may surprise some to know that operators of military hardware often face the same complications as their civil colleagues when sourcing spare components for ongoing maintenance.

Bartlett has our defence forces covered

C.E. Bartlett’s inflatable tanks have helped the Australian Army maintain its troops and equipment on the move.

In 1956 sail maker Cliff Bartlett began repairing tarpaulins in his family home. It was a natural extension, using the same canvas handling skills honed in providing motive power for sailboats.

Going Mobile in Classified Military Environments: Time to leave Old Practices, not Devices, at the Door

Ask a civilian how they imagine their government’s intelligence agencies’ communication systems work and they’ll likely conjure up a James Bond-like world of advanced gizmos that can quickly access everything from classified satellite images to the location of friendly forces in the field.

Sunshine Refuellers now Refuel International

2014 has been a considerable year of change at Sunshine Refuellers Pty Ltd with the divestment of Liquip International and Beta Fueling Systems

SOS Marine saving lives by design

Australian Customs Service officers are among a myriad of public security agencies using SOS Marine safety vests.

Marine safety equipment has an unglamorous life – designed to stay out of the way as much as possible until a life-threatening emergency. Then it has to work perfectly, first time, every time.

Quickstep third quarter report

Upgrade costs of C-130J's go through the roof

In its latest market update, Quickstep has revealed sales of A$28.5 million for the nine months to 31 March 2015

Tarpaulins, tank tracks, safety equipment and how to go mobile in a classified environment

With this more comprehensive PDF edition, I wanted to bring you some stories about our hard-working and often under-appreciated defence suppliers.

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