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AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE COMPANY, XTEK, ACQUIRES AMERICAN BALLISTIC ARMOUR COMPANY

AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE COMPANY, XTEK, ACQUIRES AMERICAN BALLISTIC ARMOUR COMPANY Key Highlights:XTEK to acquire HighCom, a successful and profitable provider of body armour and personal protective equipment in the US market HighCom generated CY2018 revenue of A$10.5m, gross margin of...

Australian government upgrading Anglesea Barracks

Tasmania’s economy is set for a major $57.4 million boost after the Australian government approved a significant upgrade to the nation’s oldest Australian Army barracks. The Anglesea Paterson Project includes significant upgrades to infrastructure and facilities at Hobart’s Anglesea...

ARCTOS awarded $44 million Army logistics contract for rotary-wing parts

ARCTOS was awarded a multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (MA ID/IQ) contract for third-party logistics (3PL) of non-standard rotary-wing aircraft by the U.S. Army Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO).ARCTOS will procure and deliver materials including equipment, supplies and...
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APDR Podcast Episode 25 with host Kym Bergmann

 We finally had the chance to ask Defence Minister Richard Marles some questions about the proposed purchase of second-hand Virginia class submarines.  The answers are not very encouraging – details are still being worked through and apparently, everyone is...

HySpecIQ announces strategic advisory board

Hyperspectral imagery company HySpecIQ announced on Friday (17 December) the formation of a strategic advisory board that is composed of internationally recognised industry leaders who bring a depth of experience and leadership to the company. This announcement comes as...
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Sagetech Avionics demonstrates detect and avoid on UAV

Sagetech Avionics announced that it has completed a successful demonstration of Detect and Avoid (DAA) using its low SWAP ACAS X based DAA computer as part of a Phase 1 STTR for the United States Air Force."This technology is...
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Boxer MIV moves to customer verification and validation trials

From January 2024, the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme has moved into the start of formal customer Verification and Validation trials taking place at Millbrook Proving Ground, Bedford UK. These trials will qualify the design against the MIV technical...
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Australia’s Defence Force leads multinational team to support Nauru

As part of Operation Render Safe, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) led a multinational team to safely dispose of dangerous explosive remnants of war on the Pacific island of Nauru. A team of explosive ordnance disposal experts was deployed...
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Navy conducts first MQ-4C Triton test flight with multi-intelligence upgrade

The US Navy conducted its first test flight of the MQ-4C Triton in its upgraded hardware and software configuration on 29 July at NAS Patuxent River, beginning the next phase of the unmanned aircraft’s development.  The MQ-4C Triton flew...

US exercises option for 26 TH-73A ‘Thrasher’ helicopters

Leonardo said it welcomed the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a US$110.5 million firm-fixed price modification to the previously awarded contract for the U.S. Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification...

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