Towards 3% R&D – Innovation bolsters defence industry by Minister Pat Conroy

Today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy explains how the government has built new structures to link defence innovation with commercial outcomes, building the defence industrial base in the process. A strong and sovereign innovation, science and technology sector is critical to…

AUKUS innovation challenge targets electronic warfare

The first in a series of AUKUS Innovation Challenges, the AUKUS Electronic Warfare Innovation Challenge, has been launched today through the Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA). The first AUKUS Challenge will seek innovative solutions to shared electronic warfare challenges from industry and research institutions in Australia, the United Kingdom and United States. ASCA will lead…

Raytheon opens defence Centre for Collaboration

Raytheon Australia has opened a new Centre for Collaboration in southeast Queensland, enabling opportunities for greater collaboration between the defence industry and the Australian Defence Force (ADF), according to the company. The Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy (pictured) officially opened the centre, which marks 25 years of investment by Raytheon Australia in developing secure…

Government focus on defence innovation – Thistlethwaite

The Assistant Minister for defence Matt Thistlethwaite has spruiked the government’s response to the Defence Strategic Review in the field of defence innovation, including through joint work with AUKUS partners the US and the UK. The DSR found that more support is needed for innovation, faster acquisition and better links between Defence and industry to…

Asension’s Wombat exported to the United Kingdom

Adelaide defence manufacturer Asension has announced its first-ever export – a Wombat Smart Sensor Suite electronic warfare (EW) system. The Wombat Smart Sensor Suite exported to the United Kingdom is a 19-inch rack version of the company’s sovereign, software-definable, intelligent transceiver. According to the company Wombat is a software-definable intelligent transceiver to support user-configurable RF…