BAE Systems Australia appoints Costigan as new CEO

BAE Systems Australia has named Gabrielle Costigan as its next chief executive officer to replace Glynn Phillips. Costigan, who was most recently CEO Asia for the Linfox International Group, is due to start with the company on October 2 and assume the role of CEO by March 2018, BAE Systems Australia announced. “Gabby has a wealth of experience gained from leadership roles in … [Read more...]

Northrop Grumman and Flinders University agree research and education collaboration

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has launched a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Northrop Grumman and Flinders University to provide for collaborative research and the support of education and training for defence-related programs. The MoU was signed by Flinders University Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling and Northrop Grumman Australia chief … [Read more...]

Boeing supports Five Power exercise by enhancing situational awareness

Upgrades undertaken by Boeing to the situational awareness picture utilised in the Combined Joint Operations Centre (CJOC) within Headquarters Integrated Area Defence System (HQIADS) is giving the members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) improved multi-domain awareness to aid decision-making during exercises. The integration, automation and performance upgrades … [Read more...]

Pyne launches Lockheed Martin STELaRLab

Australia spends around $1 billion a year surveying powerlines by helicopter, a job that could be done for a faction of that price by new autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) able to top up their batteries from the powerlines themselves. Engineering students from Melbourne University, backed by Lockheed Martin’s new STELaRLab advanced research centre, have developed … [Read more...]

Rafael targets Australian partner for SPIKE missile production

Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is close to selecting an SME to partner with in Australia as it promotes the SPIKE LR II multi-purpose missile for the LAND 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle. Rafael started working out of an office in Melbourne near Victoria Barracks two weeks ago, and plans to officially launch its new Australian presence in … [Read more...]