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Defence export success

Although the estimated value of Australian defence export permits in FY 2020-21 dipped to around $2.7b and 3,600 applications, total value in 2021-22 is expected to improve as industry continues to adjust to challenges stemming from the pandemic.

Defence has confirmed to ADM that Tony Fraser has resigned as the head of Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

The government is giving Australia’s defence industry the opportunity to put forward innovative proposals on how it can play a key role in the way Defence tests and evaluates its equipment.

Advanced digital design and visualisation technologies are at the heart of a landmark new initiative called “Innovation Central Adelaide” being launched virtually by Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price.

As Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) launches the largest operational commitment to date in support of flood recovery operations, it is asking Defence businesses to volunteer the time of their highly capable and skilled workforces to help.

In recent years there has been increasing interest in the dark arts of Electronic Warfare as militaries become increasingly reliant on the Electro-Magnetic spectrum and step up efforts to deny or disrupt an adversary’s use of the same.

Defence research underway at the University of Southern Queensland has been recognised with the University granted membership to the Federal Government’s Defence Industry Security Program (DISP).

Under the proposed $38 billion plan, the number of ADF personnel will increase by around 30 per cent by 2040, taking the total permanent ADF to almost 80,000 personnel.

The Eggler Institute of Technology (EIT) has entered into a partnering agreement with the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) to deliver a broad range of specialist defence education and training courses though the NDIA Business Institute.

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine nears the end of its fourth day, the profound geopolitical consequences of Putin's decision are beginning to crystallise.

Serco has launched the Serco Australian Industry Portal, through veteran-owned BenchOn, to enhance engagement with Australian businesses.

No doubt our readers will have seen the news that Russian forces are engaged in a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. As a defence-focused media organisation, it’s important that I share with you ADM Group’s editorial strategy as this tragedy unfolds.

Defence confirmed in a statement released on Saturday that on 17 February the P-8A Poseidon detected a laser illuminating the aircraft while in flight over Australia’s northern approaches.

Veteran owned and independent Australian SME, Mirragin, partnered with AGB Events and Intel to deliver the largest drone sky show ever produced in the Southern Hemisphere.

A United States delegation will visit bases and facilities in Australia to progress the AUSMIN 2021 commitments.

A round-up of events making news across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region this month.