Factory of the Future to accelerate growth of advanced manufacturing

Fast-tracking manufacturing technologies and processes to support major defence projects such as the Hunter Class Frigate Program and boost South Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector are at the heart of a Flinders University “manufacturing accelerator” initiative which is being supported...

ABC News: Hawkei contract criticisms revealed after report previously sealed

ABC News in Australia is reporting that a previously sealed report into the Defence Department's handling of a A$1.3 billion dollar military contract for the Hawkei vehicle has been fully released. In 2018, Thales Australia applied for a Federal...

NUSHIP Supply gets formal acceptance

Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds announced the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP...

ADF aid to Fiji continuing to help with cyclone recovery

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel are progressing with operations to support the Fijian government with recovery efforts following Tropical Cyclone Yasa, delivering much-needed supplies to remote islands impacted by the category five cyclone. ADF personnel have been able to...

OPINION: The Federal response to the pandemic – where is Border Force?

Because of the structure of the Australian Federation, much of the day-to-day battle against COVID-19 has been left to the individual states.  While quite successful by world standards, there is room for improvement because – as the epidemiologists assure...

Major General Pearce completes tenure as Force Commander United Nations Force In Cyprus

After two years as the Force Commander United Nations Force in Cyprus, Major General Cheryl Pearce recently completed her tenure on 4 January 2021. Since January 2019, Pearce has commanded over 800 peacekeepers representing 15 nations, marking the first...

Australia to acquire 2 additional P-8A Poseidons for maritime patrols

The Australian Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with the country’s plans to to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14. The government has also approved sustainment funding...

New Defence grants released

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced the latest recipients of the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant program, helping small businesses overcome barriers to exporting. A total of A$361,116 in grants funding has been awarded to four companies: Advanced Power...

Australia concludes Middle East maritime security construct

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has concluded its contribution to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) in the Middle East Region. Personnel from the Australian contingent joined coalition partners in a formal flag lowering ceremony at the IMSC Headquarters...

STATEMENT: Foreign Minister on cyber summit

MARISE PAYNE Minister for Foreign Affairs AUSTRALIA STRENGTHENS GLOBAL DISCUSSION ON CYBER AND CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY The world’s premier summit on emerging, critical and cyber technologies will be established and hosted in Sydney in 2021 to help drive global discussion on the advances that...

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