ACT establishes Defence Industry Advisory Board

The ACT government has formed the ACT Defence Industry Advisory Board and launched the Canberra Region Defence Industry Capability Directory in an effort to ensure that Canberra and the region benefit fully from Commonwealth spending on Defence. Defence already injects about $3.1 billion into the Canberra region’s economy and supports about 16,800 jobs; taking related … [Read more...]

Government launches Next Generation Technologies Fund

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has launched the $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund, which promises to provide the creative capability solutions that Defence needs while benefiting Australian industry, at the University of South Australia. “This is a 10-year strategic research-and-development program that will deliver game-changing capabilities for … [Read more...]

Thales and Thomas Global complete ASLAV turret simulator upgrade

Thales and subcontractor Thomas Global Systems have delivered nine upgraded crew procedural trainer (CPT) turrets for the Australian Army’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) under a contract valued at $5 million. The simulator enables the crew commander and gunner to practise gunnery skills without using live ammunition. “The upgrade will lead to lower lifecycle costs … [Read more...]

Grollo and DST Group agree to collaborate on aerial target technology

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced a collaboration agreement between the Defence Science and Technology Group and Grollo Aerospace to provide Defence with an enhanced capability for evaluating air defence systems. “This partnership will improve the performance of Grollo’s autonomous supersonic aerial target Evader, which replicates the flight … [Read more...]