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No time to go it alone on capability, says DEPSEC

The Defence Trade Controls (DTC) Amendment Bill 2023 before Parliament will streamline trade with the United Kingdom and United States and is critical to Australia’s ability to more closely integrate its defence industrial base with partners, Defence’s Deputy Secretary Strategy, Policy, and Industry,…

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Thales Australia welcomes focus on long-range strike

Sydney-based Thales Australia has strongly welcomed the Australian government’s $37.4 million contract with Lockheed Martin Australia to commence manufacturing of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) from 2025 in Australia, says the company’s CEO Jeff Connolly. Thales Australia runs…

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RAN to buy smart sea mines

The Royal Australian Navy will purchase new, smart sea mines to reinvigorate Defence’s maritime mining capability. The new mines will be supplied by Italian firm RWM Italia, a subsidiary of German firm Rheinmetall AG, and will be deployable from submarines,…

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ADF to invest in new guided weapons

The Australian Government is investing more than $1.7 billion in three new classes of weapon for the ADF, and a further $1.6 billion in HiMARS launchers. Missiles, including the PrSM hypersonic weapons to be launched from the HiMARS system, will…

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Defence appoints inaugural GWEO head

Defence has appointed the former Chief of CASG’s Aerospace Systems Division, AVM Leon Phillips OAM, inaugural Chief of the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise. The GWEO Enterprise will accelerate the establishment of a local long-range guided weapons and…

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