Australia’s Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels program marked an important milestone with a keel-laying ceremony for the third ship in the fleet (Pilbara) – and the first to be built in Western Australia - last week.

archTIS Limited has entered into a substantial contract with Joint Capabilities Group within Defence.

Work on the Hunter Class Frigate Program is progressing, as the prototyping phase of the program approaches.

Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study into the development of an automation system for the launch and recovery of the General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin 9.

Naval Group Australia has opened the call for its largest apprenticeship intake to date with applications open for apprentice fabricators to start in 2021.

Axalta is partnering with Flight Youth Engineering (FYE), an organisation offering a unique science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education experience for secondary school students – learning how to build and fly an aeroplane.

Comtech has delivered over 200,000 Blue Force Tracking (BFT) terminals for use on land, sea and air platforms, with more opportunities in the pipeline.

RUAG Australia’s hydraulic actuator manufacturing Centre of Excellence is leveraging Industry 4.0 standards to position the business for continued and sustainable growth.

Boeing Australia powered up the commercial turbofan engine on the first Loyal Wingman aircraft this month, as part of ground testing and preparations for first flight.

The review into the Centre for Defence Industry Capability has been released. It has recommended a series of changes aimed at boosting support for Australian defence businesses, according to Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds.

Lockheed Martin Australia has now signed five contracts with this Melbourne SME for their satellite work.

Austal USA has purchased more land and facilities around their Mobile, Alabama yard.

An Australian-built Canberra bomber has recently been extensively refurbished at Avalon Airport, home of the Australian International Airshow, in time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAAF in 2021.

GE Aviation and TAE Aerospace will support advanced engine work in Australia for the US Navy’s fleet of F414 engines.

A $42.2 million overhaul of facilities at the Singleton Military Base is due to start this week.

SMEs are now able to apply for grants of up to half a million dollars after Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price relaunched the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants program.