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The death of the Attack class reveals multiple efforts from within the Government to undermine its own defence programs and pin the blame on industry.

Sydney company GME, currently a leading manufacturer of civilian communications equipment, has unveiled a $5 million high security Zone 4 manufacturing facility aimed at diversifying to support a wide range of defence industry projects.

Leidos Australia has been awarded a contract by the Department of Defence to deliver a health knowledge management system to support healthcare services across the ADF under Joint Project 2060 Phase 4.

The Project Management category recognises the defence community’s most outstanding female individual working within project management.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has detailed plans for an additional 12 new MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters and 29 new AH-64E Apache Armed Reconnaissance helicopters to join Australia’s Navy and Army.

The People and Culture category recognises the defence community’s most outstanding female individual who has developed and/or administered initiatives to support women in the defence community.

Defence Minister Peter Dutton has confirmed the purchase of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) Block 2 capability for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

The US Navy has awarded a US$230.5 (A$324.6) million contract to Austal USA for the detail design and construction of its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship.

If selected to deliver the Army’s Land 8710-1A program, Raytheon Australia will lead the team to deliver the BMT-designed vessel, which will be built by Austal at the Henderson shipyard in Western Australia.

Anduril Industries and Defence are entering into commercial negotiations for a US$100m co-funded program for Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XL-AUVs) for the Royal Australian Navy.

Construction of the enormous Darwin tank farm is now well under way, with the finished facility to hold 300 million litres of aviation fuel to support US military training in the top end and, if necessary, US regional military operations.

The Engineering category recognises the defence community’s most outstanding female individual working within the engineering field. This category is open to all disciplines within the engineering community.

Defence has selected the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter uncrewed aerial vehicle to undergo a single source procurement process for the initial block of a $1.3 billion three-block maritime unmanned aircraft systems program for the RAN.

Fifty-six students from 11 high schools across south-east Queensland will converge on Griffith University’s Gold Coast campus to work with space industry experts to build and launch a satellite into space.

The Operations category recognises the the defence community’s most outstanding female individual working in deployed/remote areas with a focus on logistics, services and support roles.