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LAND 121 Phase 3B

LAND 121 Phase 3B Truck contract – is this finally the end? Byline: Kym Bergmann / Canberra One of the most drawn out evaluations in the history of Australian defence acquisitions reached a merciful climax on July 23 with contract signatures in...
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LAND 400 Phase 3 – Infantry Fighting Vehicles – a possible Australian...

LAND 400 Phase 3 - Infantry Fighting Vehicles – a possible Australian and Republic of Korea joint procurement?   This utopian scenario for South Korean giant Hanwha Defence might seem at first glimpse to be rather optimistic – but there are...

COVER STORY: IS IT TIME TO INCREASE DEFENCE SPENDING?

Is it time to increase Defence Spending? This might seem an unusual question to ask in an edition for the Land Forces conference, which will feature displays of the massive amount of hardware that Army is in the process of...
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LAND 400 Phase 3 – Armoured Fighting Vehicles competition begins in earnest

LAND 400 Phase 3 Armoured Fighting Vehicles competition begins in earnest The release of the Request for Tender (RFT) for up to 450 armoured fighting vehicles (also called infantry fighting vehicles) on August 24 was followed by Army’s much anticipated and...
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NIOA EXPANDS DEFENCE TEAM

NIOA EXPANDS DEFENCE TEAM NIOA continues to strengthen its Defence and Law Enforcement team with the recent addition of Jackson Nioa as Corporate Development Manager. As Corporate Development Manager, Jackson will be supporting strategic initiatives and growth activities within the Government...

Rheinmetall – NIOA joint venture to establish munitions capability in regional Queensland

Rheinmetall – NIOA joint venture to establish munitions capability in regional Queensland Rheinmetall is pleased to announce it will establish a new artillery manufacturing facility in regional Queensland under an agreement with munitions partner NIOA and the Commonwealth of Australia...
Australian Army soldier, Private Matt Wood, prepares to launch a PD-100 Black Hornet Nano unmanned aircraft vehicle during Land Trial 02-18 at the Townsville Field Training Area in North Queensland.

Innovation – Army going through a “step change” in capability

Innovation - Army going through a “step change” in capability   Speaking to APDR at Army’s Innovation Day on October 25, Major General Kath Toohey, Head of Land Capability, explained that with technology evolving rapidly the required skill level of personnel...
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AUSTRALIAN MUNITIONS MARKS 75 YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR THE ADF

AUSTRALIAN MUNITIONS MARKS 75 YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR THE ADF  Thales’s Australian Munitions business is celebrating 75 years delivering key sovereign industrial munitions capability to support the Australian Defence Force  The new long term strategic agreement on munitions manufacturing...
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Rheinmetall and Defence Science and Technology sign research partnership for autonomous systems

Rheinmetall and Defence Science and Technology sign research partnership for autonomous systems Rheinmetall Defence Australia has signed a five year strategic research and development alliance agreement with Defence Science and Technology (DST) to work collaboratively to develop autonomous vehicle systems...
Thales Australia unveils the future of Lithgow Arms Factory

Thales Australia unveils the future of Lithgow Arms

Thales Australia unveils the future of Lithgow Arms Thales Australia is seeking to build on Lithgow Arms’ distinguished heritage to create a precinct to develop and manufacture the next generation soldier weapons systems for the future Australian Defence Force. Thales will...

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