Netherlands orders 12 new Bushmasters

Dutch Bushmaster APV with raven-400 SRCWS

A dozen life-saving Bushmasters are going into production in Bendigo for export to the Netherlands, after the country’s Ministry of Defence ordered new vehicles from Thales Australia.

NIOA services LHD 25mm cannons

NIOA recently completed armourer training and Serial Inspections of the cannons protecting HMAS Canberra – the OrbitalATK M242 25mm Chain Gun.

Airbus Group acquires New Zealand’s Safe Air

Rear from left we have: Trevor Hughes (AirNZ General Manager Commercial & Business Development Operations); Bruce Parton (AirNZ Chief Operations Officer); and Ken Millar (Airbus Group Australia Pacific Vice President Fixed Wing).

Airbus Group Australia Pacific has announced that it has finalised the acquisition deal to acquire the through-life-support provider with Safe Air’s former owners, Air New Zealand.

Quickstep’s first Qure contract nearing completion

Advanced manufacturing company Quickstep Holdings has announced that its €4.24 million ($6.2 million AUD) contract to deliver the first Qure technology for a commercial client is nearing completion.

BMT secures research grant for Australia’s next-generation submarine

BMT Design & Technology (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), has secured funding through the Australian Defence Science Institute’s Collaboration Research Grant Scheme which, this year, attracted more than 30 high quality research proposals seeking over $1.4 million in funding.

Rheinmetall Defence Launches Australian Hub Under New Managing Director

Rheinmetall's newly appointed MD, Andrew Fletcher

Rheinmetall AG today announced the appointment of Andrew Fletcher as Managing Director of Rheinmetall Defence Australia in a significant step that will see Germany’s biggest defence company expand its commitment to the region by establishing a new Australian head office.

Chief of Navy visits Pacific 2015 stand at IMDEX

Australia’s Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett with representatives from Pacific 2015

Australia’s Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett visited the PACIFIC 2015 stand at IMDEX last week to review the current floor plan.

Metromatics announces release of new Acromag XMC Modules

Acromag's new XMC-7K Family of XMC mezzanine modules enhanced with Xilinx Kintex -7 FPGA

Brisbane-based Metromatics has announced the release of Acromag's new XMC-7K Family of XMC mezzanine modules enhanced with Xilinx Kintex -7 FPGA for low-power consumptions and exceptional processing performance.

Hands free testing just got smaller

Harwin’s new SMT, EZ-Test Points are low in profile with a small PCB footprint

New to the market, Harwin’s SMT, EZ-Test Points are low in profile with a small PCB footprint, making them ideally suited to applications where space is at a premium.

Team 21 of Lockheed Martin, Pilatus and partners is the winning team.

The Pilatus PC-21

ADM's Editor Katherine Ziesing reported today that numerous sources had confimed that BAE Systems Australia has received calls from the Commonwealth to the effect that neither their off base (Tamworth) or on base (RAAF East Sale) options for Air 5428 Pilot Training system have been successful.

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