General

The War Memorial will go ahead with a private, nationally televised Anzac Day commemorative service. The traditional Dawn Service, National Ceremony and veterans’ march will not take place.

A rocket attack has hit the Taji Military Complex, home to Coalition forces and a combined Australia-NZ military training contingent.

Nova Systems Norway has been awarded a 2-year framework contract by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter program.

Deakin University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus.

Cirrus has won three new contracts with the Department of Defence.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has signed an agreement of intent to support the Australian Air Force Cadets’ ‘Pathways to an Aerospace Future’ program in 2020.

WA Premier Mark McGowan has announced the inaugural research grants during his opening address at the SubSTEC5 conference.

The Office of Naval Research Global opened a new office in Melbourne last week.

Australia’s Pacific relations took a hit last week after it was reported that the Solomon Islands Government is leasing the island of Tulagi to a Beijing-based company.

The P-3K2 Orion will be based in Japan for the deployment.

iXblue and L3Harris Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Pacific 2019.

Safran has outlined its research priorities to a number of academics at the University of Technology, Sydney as part of a national roadshow.

This year has been yet another busy period for the Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG), with a number of capital works projects progressing towards completion, others getting underway and the execution of never-ending responsibility for maintaining and running the Defence estate.

EM Solutions has been awarded two contracts from the Innovation Hub to develop next-generation satellite ground terminal capability.

UNSW will showcase its defence research capabilities to Australian and international force planners and defence companies at its latest defence research showcase.