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Your Say: Defence Innovation Review: innovation ecosystem survey

in Dept of Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

The Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price MP, recently announced a comprehensive review of Defence innovation, science and technology to help ensure the Australian Defence Force has access to the most cutting-edge capability in the world. Minister Price has appointed Mr David Peever to lead the independent review, and he has requested our...

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Boeing plans to build Loyal Wingman drones at Wellcamp near Toowoomba

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Boeing has announced it plans to build an unmanned military aircraft manufacturing facility near Toowoomba that could create more than 300 jobs across regional Queensland. The site at the Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct would be the final assembly point for the Loyal Wingman planes, with the project subject to defence orde...

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Australia to get nuclear-powered submarines under new AUKUS Alliance, will scrap $90B program to build French-designed subs

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In one of what is probably the most significant national security decisions in decades, the Federal Government announced, last night, that they will acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, effectively scrapping the $90B submarine program with Naval Group. The details of the plan to purchase the nuclear subs will be determined over the nex...

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Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) Command & Control reform

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The command and control arrangements for the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) are being strengthened. The command of SASR will be elevated to a Colonel (O6) position from a Lieutenant Colonel (O5) position to ensure sufficient capacity and appropriate oversight for the complex missions SASR is expected to perform in the future. The Ministe...

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Joint Air Battle Management System reaches downselect

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Following extensive industry engagement and collaboration, the Morrison Government has selected Lockheed Martin Australia and Northrop Grumman Australia to continue to the final stage of the competitive evaluation process for the Australian Defence Force’s new Joint Air Battle Management System. Minister for Defence the Hon Peter Dutton MP...

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Review to help Aussie businesses win more work in global supply chains

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A long-standing Defence program that identifies opportunities for Australian companies in the international supply chains of eight multinational Defence companies will be the subject of an independent review starting later this month. The examination of the Global Supply Chain Program signifies the continuation of the Morrison Go...

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Acceleration of the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise

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The 2020 Defence Strategic Update identified the need for Defence to act with greater independence in an increasingly contested strategic environment. In March 2021, the Government announced the acceleration of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise (the Enterprise) to boost skilled jobs and help secure Australia...

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Australian Defence Apparel wins NZDF supply and managed services contract

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Melbourne-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) has secured the wearable supply and managed services contract with the NZ Defence Force. Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) have designed and made clothes for the Australian military for about a century. ADA confirm the intention to deliver the NZDF the very latest in research, development and de...

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Factors underpinning decision for all six Collins-class submarines to undergo major life-of-type extensions (LOTEs)

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Of all the problems Peter Dutton inherited when he became Defence Minister, none is more urgent or more strategically vital to Australia than sorting out what he calls the “mess” of Australia’s future submarine project. Dutton is being forced to make key decisions on the submarine fleet that will affect the nation’s s...

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Defence to create Space Division HQ within RAAF

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Defence will establish a Space Division headquarters within the Royal Australian Air Force in early 2022, with personnel from all areas within Defence reflecting the importance of the Space domain. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC, said assured access to Space was critical to enabling Defence’s multi-domain operations. ...

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