Australian companies Mission Systems and Solutions from Silicon have met with international mine countermeasures leaders during the 16th International Mine Warfare Technology Symposium, held in San Diego, California.

The New Zealand Defence Force’s Night Vision Equipment program is delivering a range of new systems over the next 18 months that will improve the NZ Army’s ability to conduct operations and fight at night | Tim Fish.

Sovereign Australian computer vision company, Visionary Machines has won a Defence innovation contract for Counter Drone and Robotic and Autonomous Systems technology. 

Despite lofty goals, Defence by and large is still failing to attract and retain the skilled uniformed personnel it needs. The 2024 Federal Budget, released on 14 May offers an insight into how bad the problem is | Ben Felton and Kylie Leonard

DroneShield has received a repeat order worth $5.7 million from an undisclosed US Government customer for a number of its Counter-UxS systems.

Birdon has announced the appointment of Mark Albertson as the new Executive General Manager of Maritime, effective from 1 July 2024.

Bombardier Defense has opened a South Australian office at Lot Fourteen.

Lockheed Martin integrates PAC-3 MSE with Virtualized Aegis in test

Lockheed Martin launched a PAC-3 MSE interceptor from an MK-70 containerised launch platform. The test marks the first time PAC-3 MSE was launched in this configuration, utilizing the Virtualized Aegis Weapon System, to intercept a live target.

TEi Services awarded $10m plus Huntsman contract

Townsville-based TEi Services will manufacture armoured doors, hatches, and covers at its Townsville workshops and deliver the completed items to Hanwha Defence Australia’s facility in Avalon, Victoria, for integration onto Huntsman vehicles.

AM3LD leases two Arcemy system to US Submarine Industrial base supplier

US company Laser Welding Solutions (LWS) has leased two Arcemy Small Edition 2600 systems for 12 months, with an option to buy, from AML3D for $700,000. 

Craig International Ballistics joins Hunter class program

Queensland manufacturer Craig International Ballistics will supply ballistic protection windows for the first three Hunter class frigates under an agreement with BAE Systems Maritime Australia.

Silentium Defence appoints co-founder as Executive Vice President of US subsidary

Simon Palumbo, co-founder of passive radar company Silentium Defence, has been posted to the US to lead the company's US subsidiary Silentium Defense Corporation.

NZ defence spending boost targets pay and projects

The increase in New Zealand’s defence budget by NZ$571 million over the next four years is a welcome sign when most government departments in New Zealand are facing significant budget cuts | Tim Fish

Global Defence Solutions gears up to deliver secure container to Defence

Global Defence Solutions is set to deliver a Zone 4 certified deployable secure container tailored to meet the stringent requirements of the Australian Defence Force.

US and Japan agree to cooperate on counter-hypersonics development as Europe advances HYDIS2 program

Both Europe and Japan have progressed their respective counter-hypersonic programs with entry into force of various agreements on 15 May.

Government hands down 2024 Budget

The Government handed down the 2024 budget on 14 May with a range of implications for Defence and defence industry | Max Blenkin

BMT examining feasibility of bringing Australian-built Philippine Coast Guard vessels back into service

Under a $508,000 contract from the Department of Home Affairs BMT Defence and Security Australia is examining the feasibility of restoring several of the Philippine Coast Guard vessels to operational service | Ben Felton

Sentinel Boats to provide RHIBs to Ukraine

A consignment of state-of-the-art Sentinel 830R Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats will form part of the $100 million military assistance package for Ukraine recently announced by the Australian Government.

Alkath Group opens new facility in Nowra

Alkath Group has opened a new Product Showcase centre in Nowra that brings together a range of solutions from its subsidiaries Global Defence Solutions, Mellori Solutions and Resilience Logistic Solutions under one roof.

Nominations open for WIDA 2024

Australian Defence Magazine is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the Women in Defence Awards 2024!