Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd has been announced as the preferred supplier by the Australian Government to provide the new Tactical Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) to the Australian Army under Land 129 Phase 3.

Kongsberg Defence Australia has signed a $67 million acquisition contract with Hanwha for C4 systems and integration for the AS9 Self Propelled Howitzers and AS10 Armoured Ammunition Resupply Vehicles under Land 8116 Phase 1

Braking issues affecting the Thales Hawkei vehicles being manufactured for Army resurfaced in the ABC last week, revealing inconsistencies in Defence public statements that suggest someone may be trying to undermine the program.

North Queensland company TEi Services has reached agreement with Hanwha Defense Australia for a major fabrication package of work on the Hanwha Redback (IFV) should it be selected by the Commonwealth.

SYPAQ Systems (SYPAQ) has submitted the CorvoX system as a sovereign Australian solution for Land 129 Phase 4B, which will deliver a man-portable small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) for Army.

Rheinmetall and Frontline Manufacturing are demonstrating Australian sovereign capability with the manufacture of the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) hull, destined for the USA’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) campaign.

Leonardo Australia has signed an agreement with Collins Aerospace Australia to supply Type 163 Laser Target Designators (LTDs) to the Australian Defence Force.

The company will construct a new facility on a 20-hectare site at Avalon Airport in the Greater Geelong precinct some 60km west of Melbourne’s CBD.

The Republic of Korea Army has set up an action plan to trial the Redback developed by Hanwha Defense, as the tracked combat vehicle returns home after tests and evaluations in Australia.

Hanwha Defense will procure Bisalloy Steel for its signature land defence platforms, such as the Redback Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) and the K9 Self-Propelled Howitzer, for exports to international markets.

The Oshkosh Defense consortium, with support from Hanwha Defense Australia, will participate in the US Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle program Concept Design Phase.

EOS' Singapore subsidiary, EOS Defence Systems has announced its first remote weapon station (RWS) acceptance by the Thailand Defence Technology Institute (DTI).

KONGSBERG has passed Factory Acceptance Tests of the first Canister Launchers for Army’s National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability.

On 20 December, the US Defense Security Co-operation Agency (DSCA) announced that the State Department has approved a possible sale of up to 800 Lockheed Martin AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles to Australia, valued up to US$108 million ($A150 million).

On Monday, Minister for Defence Peter Dutton confirmed a $3.5 billion investment in the Main Battle Tank Upgrade (Land 907 Phase 2) and Combat Engineering Vehicle (Land 8160 Phase 1) projects.

The Australian Army and Microsoft announced on 16 December they are collaborating on a program that explores how modern digital technologies could transform command and control in the future.