Minister for Defence Industry opens new Australian office

The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today opened the new office of QinetiQ Australia in Mawson Lakes for their expanded staff. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne MP opens new Australian office “South Australia has a strong Defence industry, and QinetiQ’s new office demonstrates their confidence in and commitment to Australia and Australian jobs,” Minister Pyne said. “QinetiQ provides a range of advanced services to Defence, recently acquiring RubiKon Group; it has 27 staff now in Adelaide.” “QinetiQ is experiencing strong growth across Australia and now…

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Saab Sign Contract to Protect Great Barrier Reef and Queensland’s Ports

Defence and security company Saab has been selected by Australian Maritime Systems Group (AMSG) to provide the Government of Queensland in Australia with a Vessel Traffic Management Information System (VTMIS). This system will serve the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland´s ports in Australia. The system will improve maritime safety and navigation efficiency, safety of life at sea, and protect the marine environment. “Queensland’s existing Vessel Traffic Service operations would undergo a major systems upgrade to help meet the modern demands of international shipping and environmental safeguards. Operators will be able…

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Data Analytics Collaboration To Improve Naval Capability

The Royal Australian Navy will use an innovative new data analytics system to improve fleet efficiency and capability as part of a new collaboration with GE and CSIRO’s Data61. The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the GE LM2500 gas turbines that power the Adelaide and Anzac class frigates will be fitted with new sensors and coupled with advanced algorithms that will improve operational effectiveness and reduce operating costs. “The collaboration between Defence, GE and Data61 would see the collection and analysis of gas turbine data to…

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Terma pursues new business opportunities in Australia

Terma has successfully delivered naval and surveillance systems for various Royal Australian Navy (RAN) programs. Pacific International Maritime Exposition, Sydney – Based on a series of successful deliveries of naval and surveillance systems for various Royal Australian Navy (RAN) programs, Terma continuously pursues new business opportunities on the Australian market. To secure this process, Terma collaborates with Jenkins Engineering Defense Systems (JEDS) on activities within sales, installation, support, and services. JEDS is trained in sustainment of Terma’s SCANTER 2001, 5000, and 6000 series radars and has participated in C-Guard setting…

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MBDA Showcasing Missile System Capabilities at Pacific 2017

MBDA is pleased to announce its presence at Pacific 2017 held in Sydney from the 3rd to 5th of October. At the exposition MBDA will be displaying a number of major developments, not only aimed at maritime operations but also for land and air. With Australia looking for a new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle under its Land 400 program, MBDA stands to offer the best Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (ATGW) available, MMP. MMP is the only fully qualified and proven fifth generation ATGW available, and MBDA has decided to use the opportunity…

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US Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt Celebrates 50 Years in Australia

It’s been 50 years since one of the key communications hubs for the submarine community opened its gates and created a remote Western Australian town in the process. More than 1,200 kilometers north of Perth, Naval Communication Station Harold E. Holt, in Exmouth, marked 50 years on 16 September with celebrations aplenty. Initially named U.S. Naval Communication Station North West Cape, the Station was renamed a year later in honor of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt who opened the facility but disappeared months later, assumed drowned. The Royal Australian…

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Australia Condemns DPRK Missile Launch

Australia strongly condemns today’s North Korean ballistic missile launch which flew over northern Japan and landed in waters to the east of Hokkaido. While this morning’s test is likely that of an intermediate range ballistic missile, it flew further than any previous test conducted by Pyongyang. This emphasises the grave and increasing threat North Korea poses to regional and global security and will only strengthen the determination of Australia and the international community to stand firm against North Korea’s illegal actions. Increased economic pressure is an essential pillar of the…

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Bonhomme Richard arrives in Melbourne for port visit

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived in Melbourne for a scheduled port visit August 28. Bonhomme Richard and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently completed amphibious integration training (AIT) and a certification exercise (CERTEX), which tested the MEU’s ability to conduct all of its core missions such as stability operations, non-combatant evacuation and disaster relief. “Over the past month, BHR’s crew has been doing remarkable work,” said Capt. Larry McCullen, Bonhomme Richard’s commanding officer. “Our blue-green team came together to execute AIT and earn certification as true professionals….

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Minister for Defence Industry visits Canada

April 4, 2017 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, travelled to Canada this week to further strengthen the Australia-Canada defence industry relationship and promote Australian defence export opportunities, particularly highlighting the strengths of home grown innovations such as the CEA radar. Minister Pyne said the visit helped to strengthen the existing strong relationship between the two great nations. “Australia enjoys a very close and broad defence relationship with Canada,” he said. “It is vital for Australia and Canada to continually collaborate and ensure a level of…

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The frigate “Cristóbal Colón” receives in Osborne the visit of the Minister for the Australian Defense Industry

  March 17, 2017 – The frigate “Cristóbal Colón” receives in Osborne the visit of the Minister for the Australian Defense Industry The objective of its deployment is to collaborate in the training of the endowments of its new destroyers of the class “Hobart” Australian Defense Industry Minister Christopher Pyne today visited the Spanish frigate “Cristóbal Colón” to learn firsthand about the vessel’s capabilities and to check the status of the mutual training program that the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is carrying out With the Spanish Armada. The “Christopher Columbus” (F-105),…

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Cubic Defence New Zealand Ranked Top Performing Defence Small and Medium-sized Enterprise by Australian Defence Magazine

February 15, 2017 – Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation, today announced that Australian Defence Magazine recognized Cubic Defence New Zealand (CDNZ) as the number one 2016 Defence Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) for the third consecutive year and ranked 24th among the 2016 Top 40 Australia/New Zealand Defence Contractors. In addition, Cubic Defence Australia increased in their rank to 15 in the Top 20 Defence SME list. “The data compiled in the annual Top 40/Top 20 SMEs survey is important as it not only demonstrates the value of…

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