Pyne promotes Australian defence industry in Washington

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has talked up the Australian defence industry in a meeting with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Washington, DC. The pair discussed the strong defence industry ties between Australia and the US, and the desire on both sides to further deepen cooperation, according to a statement from Minister Pyne. Pyne stated that the meeting … [Read more...]

Lockheed Martin signs new Global Supply Chain agreement

Gaining access to the international supply chains of Lockheed Martin has been made easier with the signing of a new three-year Global Supply Chain program agreement, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced. The government has reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin to help enhance the international competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises … [Read more...]

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...]

PM, Defence Ministers welcome the F-35 to Australia

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the new Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world with lethal technology to destroy our enemies who included the Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East. Challenged on the F-35's cost and capabilities, the Prime Minister said the Defence Force needed the best capability, … [Read more...]