Harris and Elbit to deliver Battlefield Command System

Approval of the LAND 200 Tranche 2 project, which will provide the Australian Army with a new Battlefield Command System, has been announced by Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne. Valued at up to $1.4 billion, the project is set to enhance the Australian Defence Force’s digital command, control and communications … [Read more...]

Boeing appoints Donaldson as defence advisor

Australian Army veteran and Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson has joined Boeing Defence Australia as a strategic defence advisor. Following a near-15-year military career, Donaldson’s knowledge and experience will support the Australian aerospace company’s continued growth in the joint and land domain, Boeing stated. “Donaldson’s strategic counsel will be invaluable as … [Read more...]

NIOA secures ADF munitions contract

NIOA has been awarded a contract valued at $95 million to supply more than 30 different munitions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF). “This contract ensures the ADF will have a reliable source of munitions, ranging from small arms to 120mm M1A1 Abrams tank ammunition,” stated Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne. NIOA stated that it will source the munitions from … [Read more...]

Fincantieri seeks quotes from SA shipbuilders for cruise ship work

Fincantieri Australia has released a request for proposals (RFP) to South Australian shipbuilders for the build of three cruise ship blocks in Adelaide. Adelaide Ship Construction International, ASC Shipbuilding, MG Engineering and Ottoway Engineering have been invited to provide quotations for the build of the blocks using Australian steel, starting in the second quarter of … [Read more...]

QinetiQ secures mine warfare services contract

QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a contract to supply engineering and logistics services to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) over the next five years. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne stated that this contract will create seven additional jobs at the Mine Warfare Maintenance Facility at HMAS Waterhen. “This contract ensures the Royal Australian Navy will have a … [Read more...]