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Veteran-owned Albury company lands $33 million defence contract

The Australian Government has recently granted a $33 million contract to Albury-based company Australian Target Systems (ATS) in a bid to bolster smaller businesses and employment within the local defence sector.

Australia injects additional $399M into MQ-28A Ghost Bat development project

Over 350 new highly skilled jobs are expected to be created in Australia’s defence industry following the recent allocation of $399 million in federal funding for the MQ-28A Ghost Bat development. 

CIMIC’s CPB Contractors to spearhead Army Aviation Program in Townsville

CIMIC Group's CPB Contractors has been chosen by the Australian Government's Department of Defence to undertake the Army Aviation Program of Works at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Townsville.

Lockheed Martin collaboration fast-tracks Australia’s missile manufacturing, bolsters long range strike capability

The Australian Government announced the initiation of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) missile manufacturing in the country by 2025, following the formalisation of a $37.4 million contract between the Australian Defence Department and Lockheed Martin Australia.

South Korea’s Hanwha wins $7B Australian Defence contract for IFV manufacturing

Hanwha Defense Australia has secured a $7 billion contract to deliver and support 129 locally built Redback infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) for the Australian Army. 

Thales wins $2 billion contract to maintain Australian naval fleet

Defence manufacturing giant Thales Australia has secured a $2 billion contract to maintain and sustain Australia’s naval fleet in Sydney. 

High-power fibre lasers emerge as game-changing tech to defend against drones, says research

Optical scientists from the University of South Australia (UniSA), the University of Adelaide (UoA), and Yale University have unveiled a new method to significantly boost the power of fibre lasers while preserving their beam quality.

NIOA, L3Harris partner to bring rocket motor, warhead manufacturing to Australia

Australian defence company NIOA has teamed up with Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies company, to explore the manufacturing of critical guided weapons components in Australia. 

Downer lands multi-million dollar defence redevelopment contract in South Australia

Engineering firm Downer EDI Limited has secured a contract for the planning phase of the Australian Defence Force's Woomera Redevelopment Program in South Australia, marking a significant milestone in the country’s defence infrastructure development. 

Australia announces $1.7 billion missiles acquisition, considers options for domestic manufacturing

The Australian government has made a $1.7 billion investment to equip the Australian Defence Force with some of the most powerful and technologically advanced weapons systems in the service’s history. 

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Sydney to spotlight the latest in manufacturing at AMW 2024

With the Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) 2024 fast approaching, Sydney is set to become the epicentre of groundbreaking innovations in the advanced manufacturing sector.