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US mission amplifies AUKUS gains for WA defence

The WA Government recently finished a global mission to expand opportunities for the state's defence industry and demonstrate its role in strengthening the AUKUS alliance, particularly in maritime technology, cyber security, unmanned systems, and space.

Hypersonix bolsters growth plans, taps Arthur Sinodinos as chair of the Board

Hypersonix Launch Systems Ltd, Australia's premier aerospace engineering and design firm, has named former Australian Ambassador to the United States, Arthur Sinodinos, as the new chair of the Board, effective 18 March 2024.

AUKUS naval leaders gather in Perth for defence summit

Western Australia's strategic significance in defence has been underscored with the announcement of the Indian Ocean Defence and Security (IODS) conference set to host the Chiefs of Navy from the three AUKUS nations.

SA’s Fee Free TAFE boost enrolments by 65%

Enrolments for TAFE SA have seen a dramatic 65 per cent increase compared to two years ago following the launch of the South Australian government’s Fee Free TAFE effort. 

Babcock, Bechtel, HII spearhead support for Australia’s nuclear submarine initiative

Babcock Australasia, Bechtel, and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) have formally entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaboratively explore opportunities and contribute their expertise to Australia's conventionally armed nuclear-powered submarine program.

US Congress greenlights key measures in NDAA 2024 for AUKUS submarine transfer

The United States Congress has passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a comprehensive legislation that not only addresses critical aspects of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine program but also establishes key exemptions for both Australia and the United Kingdom from US defence export control licensing.

Aussie-made steel hull to be used in Australian SSN-AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines

The Australian government has spearheaded its efforts to ensure that Australian-made steel is used in the construction of the nation’s conventionally-armed nuclear-powered submarines built at Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. 

AUKUS to establish new defence space capability in Australia

The Australian government has signed a collaboration with the United States and the United Kingdom to develop the Deep-space Advanced Radar Capability and boost Australia’s defence space capabilities. 

Report urges defence sector to invest $1B in Australian SMEs

The Sovereign Australian Prime Alliance (SAPA) and Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) have collaborated on a report detailing a strategy to cultivate defence prime contractors and create a new $1 billion fund to acquire capabilities and services from medium and small companies.

Australia to train thousands of STEM students to support AUKUS

The Australian government has announced a $128 million investment to train thousands of future skilled workers to help deliver the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine pathway. 
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