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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defence Mark Esper hosted Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds on Tuesday in Washington.

Australia, Japan and the US are currently conducting a trilateral passage in the Philippine Sea on the way to participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) in Hawaii.

Hypersonic missiles, known for their high speeds and unpredictable trajectories, render most of the current generation of air defence systems useless.

Isotropic Systems has announced an antenna evaluation and development contract with the US Defense Innovation Unit to test the ability of its patented multi-beam antennas to unlock high-powered bandwidth aboard naval vessels.

Townsville-based company Cubic Defence Australia has secured a $5 million contract to deliver training services for the ADF.

Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) has begun construction of its shell forging plant in Maryborough.

Brisbane-based EM Solutions has recently closed contracts to deliver its Cobra Maritime Satellite Terminals to four navies.

Boeing Defence Australia has received approval for the second major release of capability for Defence’s Integrated Battlefield Telecommunications Network, being delivered under Project Currawong.

EPE securing a $10 million contract with Leidos Australia to deliver chemical and biological defence capabilities to the ADF.

The government has decided not to proceed with the 2020 Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) deployment given ongoing restrictions associated with COVID-19.

Defence has exercised a two-year extension of the Medical & Dental Logistics Support Service Contract with Serco.

SA company Silentium Defence has been awarded a $2 million contract to continue development of its MAVERICK M-Series passive radar for land tactical situational awareness.

Subsequent enquiries to Defence provided further information about the capabilities to be delivered under JATTS.

The critical services to be delivered by the JATTS contract includes aerial opposing force effects, manned and unmanned targets and sophisticated electronic attack.

Cutting edge 3D printing technology developed in Darwin and used by the RAN will now be used by the Army.

Australia’s role in the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan is evolving following progress made by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).