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LAUNCH OF THE DEFENCE INDUSTRY SKILLING SURVEY

Australian businesses and organisations will be given the opportunity to have their say about the workforce challenges and skills-related barriers affecting their contribution to the modernisation of Australian Defence Force capabilities.

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Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On Demand Mobility

New collaboration between Bell and Safran on the development of innovative hybrid electric propulsion systems for future air taxi and VTOL systems.

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FINCANTIERI’S FREMM FRIGATE - A TRUE CAPABLE PROVEN WARSHIP

The ITS Alpino, a Fincantieri-built frigate has concluded its tour of the east coast of the United States.

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Thales Sonar Upgrades to Extend Australia’s Collins Class Submarine Capability

Australia’s strategic priority on enhancing its submarine capability will be supported by Thales through major upgrades of the sonar systems on all six Collins class submarines.

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PACIFIC VIST TO STRENGTHEN REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne will visit the Kingdom of Tonga and Solomon Islands on 13 and 14 June 2018.

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Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins for avionics support on CH-47F Chinooks

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract

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ADF BIDS FAREWELL TO FIJI FOLLOWING ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES

HMAS Ships Adelaide and Melbourne have farewelled Fiji following a successful port visit as part of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE).

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AUSTRALIAN BODY ARMOUR MANUFACTURER LEADING THE CHARGE FOR EXPORT SUCCESS

Queensland-based Craig International Ballistics has marked another step towards export success by signing a joint venture agreement with the United Kingdom’s Cooneen Protection Limited.

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GE to Support Royal Navy Type 45 Fleet Update to Enhance Its Power Resilience

As part of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Power Improvement Project (PIP), GE’s Marine Solutions has recently been chosen by BAE Systems to provide a number of marine electrical solutions to support the delivery of additional power generation to the Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyers and enhance the fleet’s power system resilience.

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MINISTER PYNE LAUNCHES RHEINMETALL-SUPASHOCK INNOVATION

MINISTER PYNE LAUNCHES RHEINMETALL-SUPASHOCK INNOVATION

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PPG coatings specified for EA-18G jet tails for 100th anniversary of Royal Australian Air Force No. 6 Squadron

TULLAMARINE, Victoria, Australia, June 11, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it was selected by Boeing Defence Australia to supply coatings for repainting the vertical stabilizers of an EA-18G GROWLER® aircraft for the No. 6 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

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MINISTER TO VISIT BRUSSELS

Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne will visit Belgium from 7-9 June 2018 to attend the NATO Defence Ministers’ Meeting and a meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh (ISIL).

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THREE FROM THREE FOR HMAS WARRAMUNGA

HMAS Warramunga, currently deployed to the Middle East under Operation Manitou, has seized three separate hauls of illicit narcotics over three days, with a total value of approximately AUD$294.3 million*.

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ANAO report misses the target

The ANAO report Naval construction programs—mobilisation released on 14 May is a worthy attempt to summarise the issues that must be addressed as Australia ramps up its huge acquisition program for offshore patrol vessels

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LOCAL COMPANIES URGED TO GET INVOLVED IN SUBMARINE PROGRAM

In another positive sign for local industry, Aussie companies are being invited to supply equipment for the Future Submarine Construction Yard at Osborne in South Australia.

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Are we preparing to fight the wrong war?

Are we preparing to fight the wrong war? That’s the question being asked increasingly frequently by Australian defence planners

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