Daronmont enables strategic surveillance via JORN upgrade

South Australian SME Daronmont Technologies has achieved a major milestone in the $1.2 billion upgrade of Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN), with the completion of advanced design work on sounders and transponders that enable the strategic surveillance capability operating across Australia’s north. 
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A new steel capability for Australian defence and shipbuilding

As Australia’s shipbuilding program gains momentum, the Navy’s next generation ships will need many materials, including steel. Manufacturers’ Monthly caught up with BlueScope Distribution to find out about its new BlueScope Distribution National Product, Processing & Solutions Hub.
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Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend redevelopment to boost Defence capabilities

Icon SI Pty Ltd, one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest construction providers, has signed a $7.3 million contract with the federal government as the managing contractor for the Fishermans Bend redevelopment project – a Port Melbourne research facility used by Australian Defence scientists. 
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Six marketing trends that Defence SMEs should explore

Are you keen to break into the ever-expanding scope of Defence industry opportunities but not sure where to focus your resources and budget? Have you been frustrated by the changing business landscape during the past couple of years of Covid-inflicted travel and networking restrictions?
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BAE Systems

Hunter Class Frigate Program rolls out first steel unit

More than 28 tonnes of Australian steel have been rolled off the production line at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide with the completion of structural manufacture of the first steel prototype unit for the Hunter Class Frigate Program, the largest surface shipbuilding project in the nation’s defence history. 
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innovative technology

A Defence Innovation Hub success story: SME wins grant for innovative technology development

Innovative technology is at the core of our Australian Defence industry with local advanced manufacturers at the cutting-edge of new discoveries and technical applications. But to develop and operationalise these exciting ideas, they require Australian Defence funding. Faced with time consuming and complicated grant applications, it’s easy to become discouraged. So, how does an SME create a successful grant submission and secure critical funding to develop a new product? 
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