Leidos Australia Receives Contract for Underwater Sensor

A Victorian company has joined forces with the Morrison Government to develop an easily deployable underwater sensor that will strengthen Australia’s maritime security. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price today announced a $1.6 million Defence Innovation Hub contract with Victorian company Leidos Australia to develop the technology. “It is great to see Leidos Australia partner with the Morrison Government through…

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Exercise Strengthens Ties With Singapore

The longstanding bilateral defense partnership between Singapore and Australia was again on display during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2021 (IPE21). The cooperative activity, held on September 1, continued a long history of exercising together, which has built trust, precision and technical skill. This year’s activity combined elements from Mine Warfare Team 16, Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), air and marine capabilities. A…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21 Launches from Darwin

August 27, 2021 – HMA Ships Canberra and Anzac set sail from Darwin last night, marking the start of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21 (IPE21), Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity. Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton said the deployment reinforces Australia’s strong and enduring partnerships in Southeast Asia. “The 2020 Defence Strategic Update underlines Australia’s commitment to security cooperation and…

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KBR to Support Australian Defence Force Secure Deployed Networks

March 15, 2021 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $25 million contract to perform sustainment services for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Secure Deployed Networks, including Naval, Special Operations, Land and Coalition networks. These services include supply-chain management, identity and access management, and technical services to enable convergence of these networks. Under the terms of this contract,…

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Maritime RobotX 2022 in Sydney November 2022

February 5, 2021 – Australia’s strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research will be on full display on the world stage next year when Defence hosts RobotX, an international autonomous maritime robotic vehicles competition. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said Maritime RobotX will take place at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith in November 2022. Minister Price…

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Sovereign shipbuilding capability retained in Hunter Class Frigate project

January 28, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Project continues to ramp up its Australian workforce, with the graduates of Australia’s first digital shipbuilding course beginning work on the Project. The Diploma of Digital Technology, run by the prime contractor for the Hunter Class Frigate Project, BAE Systems Maritime Australia and Flinders University, was launched in March last…

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Australia Announces New Advanced Guided Weapons

January 25, 2021 – The Morrison Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security. This significant commitment will modernize the Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control. This project will provide Navy with leading-edge long-range anti-ship missiles, extended range surface-to-air missiles, advanced light weight torpedoes, and maritime land…

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Naval sustainment creates industry opportunities

December 7, 2020 – Defence is adopting a new approach to the sustainment of its Navy fleet, creating significant opportunities for Australian industry to become involved. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the result would ensure delivery of complex naval capabilities while increasing opportunities for local small and medium businesses. “We are looking…

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Hunter Class Frigate Program engagement with Australian industry grows

October 15, 2020 – The public Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Plan for the first phase of the Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program has been released, detailing how AIC will be maximised in the initial design and production phase of the program. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the release of the AIC Plan demonstrates the…

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ADF Exercises Capability at RIMPAC

August 18, 2020 – Four Royal Australian Navy vessels and almost 700 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Hawaii ahead of two weeks of training involving 10 nations during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC). Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s participation in this year’s RIMPAC exercise reflects our close alliance with…

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