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July 28, 2016

As we went to press this morning the new Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who has been keen to show he is "hitting the ground running", announced the finalisation of the review into AIC involvement for Land 400 Phase 2. Less than two hours later the down select for the program was also announced – congratulations to BAE Systems/Patria and Rheinmetall who have been invited to proceed to the RMA. Our commiserations to both Team Sentinel (Elbit/ST Kinetics/Elphinstone) and the team from Thales and GDLS Australia who have also worked very hard under trying conditions to get to this stage.

In other news this week which is predominately of a South Australian flavour, the Productivity Commission has questioned the value of a local submarine build and Minister Pyne has toured WA contractors keen for a much larger slice of the shipbuilding pie.

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Rheinmetall and BAE/Patria for Land 400 Phase 2

CASG chief Kim Gillis has announced that both BAE/Patria and Rheinmetall have been down selected to take part in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) for Land 400 Phase 2.  more»

Productivity Commission questions value of local sub build

The Commission has played down the benefits of a local build of submarines as well as the returns being made on significant investment in defence industry support programs.  more»

WA industry hosts Pyne but no guarantees

Despite Minister Pyne's touring of key WA-based defence contractors this week, concern prevails on whether the state will receive a greater slice of the shipbuilding pie announced earlier this year.  more»


Navantia and Sage sign for naval automation and monitoring

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Raytheon sponsors vital Soldier On role

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Homegrown software speeds up battlefield simulations

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Master plan for Adelaide’s Techport

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Global Hawk UAS surpasses 200k hours

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OSI Signs RNZN radar contract

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