MBDA partners with Ferra for LAND 400

MBDA has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Brisbane-headquartered Ferra to work together in support of an Australian Industry Capability (AIC) proposal for LAND 400. “Our product for LAND 400 - MMP - is the only fifth-generation anti-tank guided weapon in production,” said MBDA Australia managing director Andy Watson. “MMP is the most advanced and … [Read more...]

Varley selected for Australian production of SPIKE LR II missile

Varley Australia has announced a joint venture with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for local production and assembly of high-end technologies in support of future Defence contracts. Varley stated that it has been selected to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Australia that will provide production and support of the SPIKE LR II missile, after Rafael conducted … [Read more...]

Sixth RAAF KC-30A arrives at Amberley

The sixth Airbus Defence and Space KC-30A MRTT for the RAAF arrived at Amberley, south-east Queensland on September 1. The former A330-203 airliner saw service with Qantas and Jetstar as VH-EBH and first flew in 2007. It was converted to MRTT configuration by Airbus Defence and Space at Getafe near Madrid and arrived at Amberley, where it will enter service with 33 Squadron, … [Read more...]

Martin-Baker opens Australian field office

UK-based Martin-Baker has opened an Australian field office at RAAF Williamtown near Newcastle, the company’s first F-35 capable field office located outside of the US and UK. The new office has been established to support not only the RAAF’s fleet of F-35As, the first of which is due to arrive at the base in late 2018, but also the new PC-21 advanced trainers, classic … [Read more...]

2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards shortlist announced

A shortlist of nominees for the 2017 Maritime Australia Industry Innovation Awards has been announced. The shortlist of 17 entries from 15 innovators from the defence and civil sector have been recognised for their work in naval and maritime innovation in the following categories; Defence Industry National Innovation Award, Civil Industry National Innovation Award, Defence … [Read more...]