Bell has announced that a new facility in Eagle Farm, Queensland will be the primary rotary blade repair centre for all Bell helicopters in Australia and the Pacific.

Austal USA has been awarded a US$44 million contract to develop autonomous capability in Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) 13.

Airbus and Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation (BHIC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to explore the joint development of military aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in Malaysia.

Almost $16 million and $34 million will be invested in the delivery of vehicle workshops, hardstands and shelters in Hobart, Tasmania and Swanbourne, Western Australia, respectively, to support the modernisation of the Army and RAAF vehicle fleet.

BAE Systems Australia has unveiled plans to introduce new technologies designed to enable strategic data-driven decision making in real time across the Hobart Class Destroyer Enterprise.

Kongsberg Defence Australia has announced that communications company Eylex has been selected by KONGSBERG to provide cable systems for an International National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) Program.

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully demonstrated in flight testing a two-way connection between the Bell AH-1Z Viper helicopter and a ground station using new Link-16 hardware and software.

With the final contracted capability for its Integrated Battlefield Telecommunications Network to be rolled out from next year, Boeing Defence Australia is now turning its attention to other opportunities to market the system at home and abroad.

RBI Hawker has announced that it has received Part 145 maintenance organisation approval from the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for its new rotary blade repair facility in Brisbane.

AeroPM has been recognised as the winners of the Employment, Training and Consultancy Services Category in this year’s Australian Achiever Awards, with a score of 93.36%.

For the first time in aviation history, the US Navy and Boeing have demonstrated air-to-air refueling using an unmanned aircraft – the Boeing-owned MQ-25 T1 test asset – to refuel another aircraft.

Raytheon Australia has partnered with Australian AI and robotics company Agent Oriented Software (AOS) to enhance battlespace capability.

Japanese troops have arrived in Darwin ahead of the trilateral Exercise Southern Jackaroo 2021, joining US Marines already undertaking training in the region.

German company RENK has announced its intention to expand an operational footprint into Australia should Rheinmetall’s Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) be selected for the Land 400 Phase 3 program.

The NSW Government’s Defence Innovation Network is funding a technology project for civilian and military intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) applications.

Thomas Global Systems has teamed with Global Defence Solutions to source locally developed and manufactured components for the Boxer CRV Immersive Tactical Trainer system under its Land 400 Phase 2 subcontract with Rheinmetall Defence Australia.