Last week, Rockingham welcomed key government figures and a wide range of local and global contractors to its first ever Defence Industry Forum.

Australian company SPEE3D has released SPEE3DCraft; the first end-to-end metal manufacturing training-based simulator which allows users to explore genuine metal 3D printing technologies and processes directly from their PC.

Lockheed Martin and Thales Australia have finalised a teaming agreement that will advance the delivery of an Australian guided weapons manufacturing capability in support of a sovereign national guided weapons enterprise.

Coincident with the Chief of Army Symposium, the Army Innovation Day, Army Robotics Exposition and Quantum Technology Challenge provided an insight into emerging technologies the service is seeking.

German launch services provider Exolaunch has introduced its space tug program, featuring a new line of orbital transfer vehicles (OTVs) that will launch satellites to custom orbits in an environmentally responsible way.

The Joint Agency Task Force Operation Sovereign Borders is supporting the Sri Lankan Police to establish an aerial drone surveillance capability.

NSW-based SMETEC Services has achieved German Government qualification to cut armour steels utilising fibre laser for Rheinmetall Defence, as part of preparations to manufacture the Army’s new military vehicles in Australia.

Airbus and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) have launched a programme to develop a laser communication terminal demonstrator for aircraft, known as UltraAir.

Trusted Autonomous Systems, SmartSat CRC, and RAAF Air Warfare Centre in association with Sir Lawrence Wackett Defence and Aerospace Centre at RMIT have introduced the High-Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) Challenge for Australian companies.

Northrop Grumman’s Firebird optionally-manned surveillance aircraft has recently concluded a demonstration tour of the US, which included a maritime surveillance mission off the Florida coast.

Defence has two massive shipbuilding programs on its books; the Attack class submarine at $90 billion plus and the Hunter class frigate program at $45 billion for nine ships. The submarine side of the equation has been examined at length but Hunter less so.

InnovaeroFOX has advanced to the next stage of its test flight program — successfully completing a series of challenging flight tests on schedule.

The Royal Australian Navy is going through a massive period of growth when it comes to every single capability they operate. ADM Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Chief of Navy to take a closer look.

SpaceLink and Gilmour Space have executed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together on implementing communications service for next generation small satellite platforms.

European launch services company Arianespace is organising a contest for satellite projects by space technology startups, labs or universities, in conjunction with the Viva Technology 2021 innovation show.

InnovaeroFOX has advanced to the next stage of its test flight program, successfully completing a series of challenging flight tests on schedule.