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AIDN SA Celebrates its 17th Annual AIDN SA Young Achiever of the Year Award.

On the 6 December 2023, AIDN SA celebrated its 17th Annual AIDN SA Young Achiever of the Year Award (YAA) in combination with the Christmas Party. Proudly sponsored and supported by Defence SA and Aurizn, the AIDN Young Achiever Award is a national competition recognising the outstanding work of young professionals under the age of […]

Defence Strategic Review External Advisory Panel Appointed

The Albanese Government will establish an External Advisory Panel to oversee the implementation of the Defence Strategic Review (DSR) recommendations.   Former Secretary of the Department of Defence, Mr Dennis Richardson AC, former Secretary of the Department of Finance, Ms Rosemary Huxtable PSM, and former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, […]

Queensland to Manufacture New Bomb Disposal Robots

The Albanese Government has signed a $46 million contract with a Queensland company to manufacture up to 80 new explosive ordnance disposal robots for Australia’s sailors, soldiers and aviators.   The new robots, to be manufactured by L3Harris Micreo, will carry cameras and sensors that have an improved ability to find, examine and neutralise improvised […]

ODIS Update

The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) provides a seamless experience for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage with Defence. ODIS is the trusted link for Australian SMEs looking to enter or expand their footprint in the Defence industry. The core function of ODIS, through its industry engagement teams around Australia, is to provide […]

Australian rockets could power US launches, says NASA

Photo: Space Connect NASA’s most senior leader has said that Australian rockets could one day be used to power one of its own missions. Administrator Bill Nelson told the National Press Club in Canberra on Thursday that the AUKUS agreement would also have knock-on effects for improving collaboration between the two countries on space. “You’re […]


By: Brent Clark July last year, the Prime Minister released the 2020 Defence Strategic Update, which set out the deterioration in Australia’s strategic circumstances. This triggered wide-ranging discussions on the state of Australia’s preparedness for armed conflict, the state of Australia’s program of major Defence procurements, and the extent to which sovereign industrial capabilities are […]


Defence must adopt a bolder AIC strategy or risk bearing the high cost of dependence on foreign suppliers for capability enhancement, AIDN chief executive Brent Clark warns. “The long-feared day arrived, on May 1st , with the PLAN launching an invasion convoy across the Taiwan Straits. President Biden responded to calls from Taiwanese President Tsai […]

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