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The NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation has become the first organisation to deploy antimicrobial ACTIVAT3D copper throughout their building to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Land Systems Division will be shaking up their contracting mechanism from July 1, which will affect SMEs during a time of great uncertainty.

Defence has concluded its support to Med-Con, a surgical face mask manufacturer.

Australia will struggle to maintain its national security in the face of climate change unless government departments and agencies are well coordinated and can work collaboratively with neighbouring countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

Axiom Precision Manufacturing commenced production of face shields for healthcare workers last week.

Applications are now open for WA State Government grants to support collaborative research that will help strengthen the state’s defence industry.

The ADF is moving to support the national response to COVID-19 by deploying additional personnel to assist state and territory health authorities.

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.