Australia to procure 35 M777 towed howitzers

October 20, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given Second Pass Approval for a A$493 million project to provide the next generation artillery system for the Australian Army. Senator Faulkner said the first phase of Land 17 (the Artillery Replacement Project) will provide the...

Thales submits bids for New Zealand Defence Force's logistics and support services

October 13, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Thales has today submitted its proposal for New Zealand's Project Alexander - the provision of logistics and support services for the New Zealand Defence Force. As a leader in logistics support services, Thales has global expertise and extensive experience in ensuring the availability and serviceability of mission critical materiel...

Australia awards satellite communications contract to BAE systems

September 15, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced the awarding of a defence contract that will lead to improved global communications for our deployed forces. “The contract, awarded to BAE systems, is for the construction of three new Satellite Communications Earth Terminals at the Australian...

Plasan Sasa, Thales tie up for Australian Army light protected vehicle

August 31, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Israeli company Plasan Sasa - the world leader in armour and survivability systems for military vehicles - is partnering with Thales - a global technology leader for the defence market - to develop a new Light Protected Vehicle for the Australian Army and the international market. Under Defence project...

QinetiQ Group wins $19.3 million from Australian DoD for TALON robots

August 25, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

QinetiQ Group PLC, a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions, has secured a AUS$23m ($19.3 million) contract from the Australian Department of Defence for TALON robots and replacement parts to support Australian Defence Forces deployed on operations

ITT tie up with two Australia-based enterprises for EW systems bidding

August 5, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

ITT Corporation announced today that it is partnering with two Australia-based enterprises to pursue electronic warfare systems awards on Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyer program. These ships will perform area air defense, capable of engaging enemy aircraft at more than 150 kilometers

BAE Systems, Australian Aerospace, DMO sign contract for enhancement of AP-3C Orion...

July 28, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), BAE Systems Australia and Australian Aerospace have signed a contract to provide a range of enhancements to the AP-3C Orion aircraft and associated ground support systems. Mr Combet said the contract will provide a range of enhancements on the AP-3C Orion aircraft including improved Electro-Optic/Infra-red systems, Tactical Common Data Links, and upgrades to ground-based support systems

Austal launched first patrol craft for Trinidad and Tobago

May 19, 2009 @ 12:00 AM

Austal has successfully launched the first of six 30 metre aluminium fast patrol craft being built for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard at its Western Australian shipyard. Ordered in April 2008, construction of the vessels is currently ahead of schedule, with delivery expected in early 2010

Acceptance of the First MRH90 Assembled In Australia

December 18, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

The Hon. Greg Combet, MP Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, today announced that the first Australian assembled Multi Role Helicopter (MRH90) has been formally accepted at the Australian Aerospace facility in Brisbane

Meeting Reaffirms Australia-United States Defence Agreement

December 4, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP, and US Ambassador Robert McCallum Jr, met today to discuss and exchange documents to amend the Chapeau Agreement

Australia to Change Its Mind About JSF?

November 28, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

We were aware of the Australian Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon touring Europe and visiting Spain, getting briefed on Eurofighter by our friends of EADS CASA in Getafe.>> But now Australian media start to report about it

Lost in Space? Setting A New Direction for Australia's Space Science and...

November 17, 2008 @ 12:00 AM

The committee's interim report summarised what it saw as the key questions that need to be answered to assess in what ways, if any, the government needs to act to optimise Australia's capabilities in space science, industry and education.>> In this, its final report, the committee seeks to answer those questions and provide its conclusions and recommendations