The Alliance for Defense Tech, Talent, and Innovation and the Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium have entered a partnership with the Defence Teaming Centre.

Saab Australia is expanding its office in Rockingham, Western Australia, to accommodate personnel attached to its naval combat systems business.

Lockheed Martin Australia has rebranded its Science, Technology, Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (STELaRLab) as Advanced Systems and Technologies.

Combat jets from 14 nations took to the skies over Australia’s Top End on Monday as Exercise Pitch Black 2024 got underway in earnest | Nigel Pittaway

Australian companies AIM Defence and Electro Optic Systems took part in the Canadian Department of National Defence’s Counter Uncrewed Aerial Systems Sandbox event.

Silentium Defence has delivered the first five Maverick Fortress-3D passive radar systems to Lockheed Martin Australia as part of Project Air 6500 - Joint Air Battle Management System.

Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory has jointed the Queensland Defence Science Alliance, bringing it into broader Australian Defence Science and Universities Network.

Thales Australia will build 15 additional Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles under a $45 million contract with Defence. 

Austal delivers 20th Guardian-class patrol boat

Austal Australia has delivered the 20th Guardian-class Patrol Boat to the Department of Defence.

Defence to procure new small uncrewed aerial systems

The government has announced that it will invest $100 million to procure two new small uncrewed aerial systems for the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force.

US Navy deploys F-35Cs to Williamtown

Four US Navy Lockheed Martin F-35C Joint Strike Fighters arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown on 8 June, marking the first ever deployment of the Carrier Variant (CV) to Australia | Nigel Pittaway

First RAAF 737 MAX 8 lands in Australia

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) first Boeing 737 MAX 8 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) arrived in Canberra on 12 July for the first time | Ben Felton

Defence Graduate Learning Program launched

The Defence Teaming Centre and Engineers Australia are collaborating to offer graduate engineers a professional development program to pave the way for their participation in opportunities on the horizon in the Defence sector.

Calls grow for greater defence ties with South Korea

Speaking at the ROK-AUS Defence Conference in Canberra prominent Korean and Australian representatives called for enhanced defence cooperation to offset the new alliance between Moscow and Pyongyang | Ewen Levick

Austal USA breaks ground on steel assembly facility

Austal USA started construction on a new facility in Mobile, Alabama. The expansion includes a new assembly building and shiplift and supports multiple Austal USA programs.

Saudi Arabia orders four more A330 MRTTs

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ordered four more A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Royal Saudi Air Force. Conversion of the aircraft will begin in 2026 so that they can enter into service in 2027. 

Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile to be integrated on RAAF Super Hornets

The Royal Australian Air Force is working to integrate the United States Air Force’s Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile with its F/A-18F Super Hornets | Ben Felton

Ashley Semmens to swim English Channel

Chief Petty Officer (ret’d) Ashley Semmens is set to become the first person to swim the English Channel like a Royal Australian Navy clearance diver would - by finning on his back for more than 15 hours.

Defence completes leadership transition

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed its leadership transition with the former Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), General Angus Campbell formally transferring command to the new CDF, Admiral David Johnston.

US Marines fly RAAF F-35As

Two US Marine Corps F-35B pilots flew Royal Australian Air Force F-35As during Exercise Magpie Lightning as part of ongoing interchangeability training.

BAE Systems Australia starts as Hobart class manager

BAE Systems Australia officially started as the Capability Life Cycle Manager for the Hobart class Guided Missile Destroyers on 1 July | Ben Felton

Government announces Switchblade 300 order

The Government has announced that it has ordered Switchblade 300 loitering munitions from US Company AeroVironment for the Australian Army. While the value of the order hasn't been disclosed, it's likely less than $37 million.

Project Sea 3000: What we know

The Royal Australian Navy’s new general purpose frigate program – Project Sea 3000 – is something of an oddity as it’s the government, not Defence or the RAN, that’s in the driving seat | Ben Felton

Previewing the 2024 Hunter Defence conference

This year’s iteration of the Hunter Defence conference will canvas a range of views about contemporary issues facing Australia and the Australian Defence Force | Sponsored