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Steady advances in technologies from robotics to power generation and artificial intelligence have made the concept of the military exoskeleton tantalisingly close to reality, but fully powered ‘Iron Man’ suits are still a way off and only small, but...

UAS maker AeroVironment introduces new loitering missile systems

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) maker AeroVironment announced the introduction of its family of loitering missile systems, featuring the new Switchblade 600. Switchblade 600 builds on the battle-proven track record of Switchblade 300 to define a new category of extended...
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Rheinmetall to build new ammunition plant

Rheinmetall is building a new factory at its Unterlüß site in the Lüneburg Heath in Lower Saxony, further enhancing the country’s self-reliance in ammunition production. In future, Werk Niedersachsen will produce artillery ammunition, explosives and rocket artillery components. The...
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Embraer delivers second KC-390 to Portugal

Embraer has delivered the second KC-390 multi-mission aircraft to the Portuguese Air Force (FAP). The platform includes standard NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) equipment already integrated into the aircraft and meets the requirements set by the National Aeronautical Authority...
Intelligence and Security Committee endorses criminal listing of eight terrorist organisations

Applications open for younger veteran grants

Improved community services and support for younger veterans and their families will be the focus of the latest round of the Australian government’s A$1 million Supporting Younger Veterans (SYV) grants program, which opened Monday (30 November). Applications for the...
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Australia’s maritime defence capability to be strengthened in the north

Defence maritime capability and industry jobs will be bolstered in Australia’s Top End with a new contract to deliver a strategically important defence maintenance hub. NORSTA North Pty Ltd has been awarded the Regional Maintenance Provider contract for a...

Thales completes first production lot of Australian-made air dropped munitions

Thales Australia Limited has completed the first production lot of Australian-made BLU-111  air-dropped munitions which can be utilised by the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters of the Royal Australian Air Force.The 500-lb (227-kg) munitions, which are being manufactured...
Boxers ready to fight

Boxers ready to fight

In an important milestone for the Australian Defence Force, the Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle has reached Initial Operational Capability on schedule under Project Land 400 Phase 2. The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Simon Stuart said the Boxer was tested...

Exail orders simulated sonar data from Mission Systems for AI-based recognition system

Exail has finalised its first large-scale order of simulated sonar data from Mission Systems Pty Ltd, a pivotal step that launches the Australian research and development-focused SME into the international defence supply chain. The order focuses on the large-scale...

UVision awarded deal for Hero-120 for US Marines

UVision Air Ltd. - a global leader in aerial loitering munitions systems of all sizes for a variety of missions, and the design and production company of the Hero-120 system, has been awarded through its Business Development partner, Mistral...