News & Future Events


04 Feb 2019

TENDER - Provision of Unmanned Aerial System Detection Device

The Department of Defence is calling for quotes for surveillance and detection equipment. Tender closes 8 March 2019.

04 Feb 2019

French trade delegation to visit South Australia

A French trade delegation is visiting South Australia 12-15 February 2019. Their representative in Australia, Altios International, has extended an invitation to directly liaise with SADIG members who may consider that they have an alignment with these companies.

04 Feb 2019

Defence giant supports next-generation of environmentalists

Northrop Grumman has partnered with the EarthEcho International to help reduce the amount of plastic waste polluting the world’s oceans as part of the EarthEcho Expedition: PlasticSeas, beginning with Port Phillip Bay.

01 Feb 2019

Minister Pyne outlines Australia’s plan for Indo-Pacific region

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has laid out Australia’s ambitions and commitment to Indo-Pacific Asia’s continuing peace, prosperity and stability in his keynote address at the Fullerton Forum in Singapore.

01 Feb 2019

Sea Air Space and Gday USA 2019

Expressions of interest are now open for Australian export-ready companies interested in showcasing their products and services with Team Defence Australia (TDA) at Sea Air Space in Maryland, USA on 6–8 May 2019. Participating companies will also be invited to attend the 6th annual G’Day USA US-Australian Dialogue on Defence Industries in Washington DC on 9 May 2019.

31 Jan 2019

Ensuring Australia’s defence capabilities with DST innovation

Former Defence Science and Technology Chief Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky has explained the central role DST plays in linking industry and defence to ensure that Australia maintains its leading-edge capabilities and technological edge over potential adversaries.

30 Jan 2019

Australia to arm new submarines with A$6bn weapons

The Australian Defence Department has announced plans to spend up to A$6bn ($4.13bn) arming its new fleet of 12 submarines with next-generation weapons, despite a potential government inquiry by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) to review the A$50bn ($35.94bn) contract for the procurement of the fleet.

29 Jan 2019

Cultural divide: Can the Pentagon crack Silicon Valley?

The gap between the Pentagon and Silicon Valley could potentially harm U.S. national security. Jeff Martin takes an in-depth look at the problem – and how to fix it.

29 Jan 2019

Lockheed awarded $31.3M contract modification for F-35 in Australia

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $31.3 million contract modification for sustainment services for the F-35 Lightning II purchased by the Royal Australian Air Force.


Pacific International Maritime Expo 2019

8 Oct 2019 to 10 Oct 2019

PACIFIC 2019, the biennial Pacific International Maritime Exposition, will be held in Sydney from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 October 2019.