ADM's third annual Defence Support Services Summit incorporating the Inaugural Defence Housing Australia Summit is winding up today. Delegates and speakers have provided excellent feedback on the event. Stay tuned for coverage of the event.
The big news this week is the announcement that current ammunition arrangements will continue at Benalla and Mulwala under Thales management. Read more about this in the story below.
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Defence Minister David Johnston has announced a five-year plan by the Abbott Government to maintain Mulwala and Benalla munitions plants. more»
It is reported that SOCOM has signed a new framework contract with Saab to extend its procurement of the Carl Gustafman-portable weapon system. more»
Delegates at Airservices' recent Waypoint conference in Canberra were told by Airservices chief executive Margaret Staib, that the move to a common ATM system with the ADF was progressing as planned with the project on track to start construction in 2015. more»
Shadow federal industry Minister Kim Carr has blasted the Abbott government's decision to order a fleet of nine bulletproof BMW 7 Series limousines after rejecting an earlier decision to award the contract to Holden-BAE. more»
NewsCorp reports that the government will select the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarine to replace locally built Collins Class boats as the Navy's key strike weapon beyond 2030. more»
Commando regiments will now be able to wear the AAS dagger on ceremonial occasions when in ceremonial orders of dress and bearing arms. more»
Ryan Aerospace was recently announced Finalists at the PACE Zenith National Manufacturing Awards. more»
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General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD to deliver 589 SCOUT SV platforms to the British Army to provide essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020. more»
As we have noted in the case of the UKMOD's Scout SV purchase, General Dynamics Land Systems has received recent orders for 900 x LAV 700 and 589 x Scout SV, matched to the defined requirements of individual customers. more»
A new encryption device that uses technology employs the quantum mechanics of random photon polarisation, to generate random numbers and creates cryptographic keys so fast and so securely that the technology is said to revolutionise high-speed cryptography. more»
Researchers have developed a light detector that could revolutionise chemical sensing and night vision technology. more»
Following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems. more»
Norwegian ship owner Simon Mokster Shipping received its new offshore vessel, Stril Luna, from Gondan shipyard in Spain on 29 August. more»