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The government has announced that it will revive a program to acquire 30 self-propelled howitzers for the ADF, with preliminary support from the Opposition ahead of this weekend's federal election. There are significant questions around what the industrial teaming arrangements might look like.

In other news, Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing speaks with head of Information Warfare Division Major General Marcus Thompson, BAE Systems looks to recruit RAAF flying instructors for a lucrative Saudi posting, a new rack adds two more internal missiles to US F-35s, Rajiv Shah asks what collaboration looks like in the cyber security space, NIOA begins operations at the Benalla munitions plant, and an Australian start-up wins a contract to build a robotic stretcher-bearer for the US Office of Naval Research (HTML only).

Tickets are selling fast for the Women in Defence Awards gala dinner on July 11. Be sure to book yours here.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

Could SP guns make a comeback? Credit: Hanwha via Sputnik

Self-propelled howitzers: Land 17 Phase 2 lives again?

The argument for self-propelled guns has been sharpened, but it is unclear how 30 guns will be split across the ADF and whether Hanwha will choose to partner with Raytheon on the build. Read more
This would not be a good time to geo-tag a social media post.

Information sharing and privacy in a cyber security context

"That team of 12 took less than 48 hours to completely unpack the Blue Force. They had unit nomenclature, unit locations and in some cases unit intent." Read more
The Royal Saudi Air Force is moving to a training system based on PC-21s.

BAE Systems targets RAAF instructors

BAE Systems is seeking Qualified Flying Instructors for its training contract with the Royal Saudi Air Force. Read more
A USAF KC-10 Extender refuels an F-35A fitted with external missiles on the day of the strike.

New rack adds two missiles to US F-35s

Lockheed Martin has developed a new weapons rack for USAF F-35As and USN F-35Cs that allows the aircraft to carry two additional AIM-120 air-to-air missiles. Read more
The grey areas of cyber collaboration need to be defined.

What does collaboration look like for cyber security?

Everyone agrees that government and industry collaboration is key for effective cybersecurity, but deciding exactly what this looks like, how it is to be achieved and when it will happen has taken a while. Read more
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NIOA is set to provide 84 mm Carl Gustaf ammunition to the ADF.

NIOA fires up operations at Benalla

NIOA has commenced operations at the Commonwealth-owned munitions facility at Benalla. Read more
The US Navy is developing numerous robotic helpers, including this Legged Squad Support System. Credit: Sgt Sarah Anderson via DVIDS.

Aussie start-up wins cutting-edge US contract

Australian robotics start-up Chironix has secured a US military contract to develop and demonstrate a system that will significantly improve outcomes for casualties in the field. Read more
The RUAG team celebrating their wins. Credit: RUAG Australia

Victorian awards showcase innovative manufacturers

Innovative businesses and individuals were recognised this week at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Read more

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