One careful owner – Defence releases military sales catalogue

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne has released a new Australian Military Sales Catalogue as the first step in formulating a brand new Defence Exports Policy, hot on the heels of the new Defence Industry Policy Statement and the government’s announcement of a new grants program to drive local innovation in military related technologies, As the Australian Defence Force … [Read more...]

Defence investment plan hits first pot hole

A $1.2 billion reduction in the Government’s annual equity injection into the Department of Defence’s accounts is set to filter through into a roughly half-a-billion dollar cut to the $32.3 billion Defence budget first outlined in the May 2016 federal budget. The withdrawal of Defence equity funding was revealed in the 2016/17 Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) … [Read more...]

Turnbull highlights naval and shipbuilding spending in WA

The Commonwealth will invest $100 million in naval and shipbuilding infrastructure and sustainment in Western Australia from this year until 2020, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced ahead of the state election there on March 11. The spending on shipbuilding production lines and facilities includes work at the Henderson industrial precinct and Fleet Base West. “This … [Read more...]

ADF equipment promoted through military sales catalogue

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has released the first Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue. The catalogue lists selected equipment that is scheduled to be withdrawn from frontline service with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) that represents a viable capability that other countries might seek to purchase, and details equipment that is still in … [Read more...]