Rheinmetall takes stake in Supashock

Rheinmetall Defence has announced a further strengthening of its partnership with Supashock through an agreement to acquire 49 per cent of the South Australian advanced manufacturer. The partnership will help to drive growth in both companies through the development of new suspension and load-handling technologies that will improve the performance and safety of Rheinmetall’s … [Read more...]

Queensland named ahead of Victoria for Rheinmetall’s proposed LAND 400 facility

Rheinmetall Defence Australia has announced that it has selected Queensland as the location for its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence (MILVEHCOE) and Australian headquarters that will be established if the company is successful in securing LAND 400 Phase 2. Rheinmetall had stated in February that it had shortlisted Queensland and Victoria as potential locations. The centre … [Read more...]

Heat Treatment Australia targets US market

Lockheed Martin Australia has congratulated F-35 Lightning II supplier Heat Treatment Australia (HTA) on passing a Lockheed Martin quality audit of its new facility in California. The commercial and aerospace heat treater established the facility in Santa Fe Springs, its first outside Australia, to make its unique thermal processing services available to the US market, … [Read more...]

HIFiRE team records another hypersonic flight test success

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne has congratulated the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory on carrying out another successful experimental hypersonic flight at Woomera. The flight was part of a joint research program conducted in partnership with BAE Systems, Boeing and the University of Queensland. “There are key … [Read more...]

Northrop Grumman secures SATCOM contract to support WGS access

Northrop Grumman Australia has been awarded a $223 million contract for the acquisition, construction and support of a satellite ground station at Kapooka, along with an integrated network management system. Northrop Grumman stated that it and its partners ViaSat and Optus will deliver the satellite ground station and a wideband satellite communications (SATCOM) network … [Read more...]