Monthly Archives: September 2018

Australia continues to enforce sanctions on North Korea

Australia will deploy two AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
This deployment supports Australia’s ongoing economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.
It is a continuation of our strong stand to deter and disrupt illicit trade and sanctions evasion activities by North Korea and its associated networks.

Army at Land Forces 2018 comes to a close

The Army at Land Forces Seminar 2018, held in Adelaide, came to a close today. Over the past few days military leaders from around the world held high-level discussions and shared new ideas.

Land Forces is the Australian Army’s biennial event bringing together national, regional and global partners to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces.

The Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO said the Army at Land Forces Seminar was a highly successful event.

CEA Radar + Thales Hawkei = The best of Australia

Today at Land Forces 2018, CEA Technologies showcased the first of type land-based prototype radar of their highly successful maritime-based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA).
The prototype, referred to as the CEA Tactical Radar, or CEATAC, has been specifically designed for carriage by the Australian-designed and built Thales Hawkei vehicle.
“This is an Australian-developed radar on an Australian-developed vehicle, which is a great outcome for Defence industry” Minister Pyne said.

Thales strengthening local munitions capability with new agreements

Thales Australia has today expanded their partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) to offer the latest munitions solutions to Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, congratulated Thales Australia and welcomed their agreement signed today with GD-OTS that will result in co-production and technology transfer for a variety of critical munitions products, with both companies committed to the growth of Australia’s Sovereign Industrial Capability.

Proven Defence provider Electro Optic Systems choser for Boxer

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has been chosen as the supplier of remote weapon stations for the Australian Army’s new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV).
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, was delighted to make this announcement today at the EOS stand at LAND FORCES 2018 Exhibition in Adelaide, and said this announcement would increase Australian industry involvement in the project.

Training range for defensive cyber specialists

Elbit Systems of Australia has been chosen to deliver a Cyber Training range for the Department of Defence under a three year contract to boost Australia’s cyber security capability.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said that Elbit Systems of Australia will provide an interim cyber range, network design and build, cyber range training, and teaching materials.

Australian Army on display at Land Forces 2018

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, officially opened the 2018 Army at Land Forces Seminar in Adelaide today.
Australian Army’s biennial event brings together national, regional and global partners to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces.
Senior commanders of militaries from around the world will attend the seminar held alongside the Land Forces Defence Industry Exposition 2018.
Lieutenant General Burr said the theme for this year’s Seminar was the application of Land Power in the Indo-Pacific.

Protecting our troops against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

The Federal Government today announced the signing of contracts worth $238 million with Leidos Australia Pty Ltd for the supply and support of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence capabilities for the Australian Defence Force under project Land 2110.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said global events in this year alone have demonstrated that chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats are contemporary hazards throughout the world.

NIOA – a perfect fit for Benalla Munitions Factory

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne today announced that Australian company NIOA is to take up a tenancy at the Australian Government owned munitions factory at Benalla.
In partnership with SAAB Defence, NIOA will upgrade Defence’s existing 84mm Carl Gustav inventory to meet current specifications. This work will start within 12 weeks, creating jobs, producing vital capability for the Australian Defence Force, and diversifying our sources of ammunition supply.