Babcock to deliver counter-threat capabilities for the ADF

Australia has extended a Counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) threats Prime Vendor contract between Babcock Australasia and the Commonwealth. The new three-year contract extension of approximately $37 million supports 132 different types of Counter CBRNE equipment, including explosive ordnance disposal equipment, unmanned ground vehicles and chemical detection systems. Babcock supports Defence to…

CSIRO programme targets SME innovation in agrifood

Start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)are being offered access a new online innovation learning program, ‘Innovate to Grow: Agrifood’, led by science agency CSIRO. The free 10-week online programme is designed to help Australian SMEs assess how they can advance their technologies, solutions and ideas through research and development (R&D). The programme, supported…

Contracts follow Boeing-led efforts in SME capability uplift

Australian small businesses participating in Boeing Australia’s first Capability Up-Lift Program have graduated with seven Boeing contracts, including agreements with three new suppliers. Vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia Scott Carpendale said: “SMEs bring significant value to the Defence industry including agility and innovative technologies in key areas such as manufacturing, cyber…