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Canberra-based EOS Defence Systems will field a 26 kW laser directed energy (DE) counter-drone capability in November, CEO Grant Sanderson has disclosed to ADM.

Saab has signed a contract with the Department of Defence to deliver deployable health modules for the Deployable Health Capability Program, Joint Project 2060.

The concepts of passive radar have been known since the 1930s, however the realisation of practical systems has only recently become viable as technology has matured, allowing real time processing of the received data.

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.