South Australia will explore opportunities to partner with France in the growing international space sector, when the Premier meets with the head of the International Astronautical Federation and President of the French Space Agency (CNES), Dr Jean-Yves Le Gall.
State Cabinet today met at Techport Australia to see firsthand critical areas earmarked for expansion and upgrading ahead of the commencement of $88 billion worth of naval shipbuilding contracts in 2018.
South Australia has resisted a play from the Federal Government to seize the state taxpayer owned Techport and shipbuilding land at no cost, insisting that the Commonwealth reimburse South Australians for state money used to build defence infrastructure.
The State Government welcomes today’s announcement by Minister Pyne that $50 million will be invested in a new research centre on trusted autonomous systems but the key decisions still need to be made on the submarine and ship building program with particular regard to Australian industry capability.
South Australia’s impressive defence capabilities will again be on show today when the second Air Warfare Destroyer, Brisbane is launched.
Future jobs and investment in South Australia hinge on science based-industries including the space sector, Minister for Defence Industries, Trade and Investment Martin Hamilton-Smith says.
The State Government welcomes today’s news that Australian shipbuilders Austal and ASC will partner to win the contract to build the $35 billion Future Frigate in Adelaide.
Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith has issued a call for a continued commitment to Australian-made content for upcoming defence programs.
Tender documents released at a Senate inquiry today reveal that the successful designer – BAE, Fincantieri or Navantia – will be given the right to choose their own workforce and their own supply chain as well as having operational control of the Osborne shipyards.
The need for an Australian-owned builder for the $89 billion 12-submarine and nine-frigate program was emphasised in State Parliament today by South Australian Defence Industries Minister Hamilton-Smith.
The first Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart, today commenced the next phase of sea trials, undertaking testing of combat, communications and additional platform systems.
The 2015-16 Defence SA Annual Report tabled in Parliament this week, details big year for South Australia’s defence industry, particularly in naval shipbuilding, with more exciting opportunities on the horizon for South Australia.
Minister for Defence Industries Martin Hamilton-Smith encourages South Australia’s young scientists to apply for the international 2017 Luigi G. Napolitano Award, recognising those who have significantly contributed to the advancement of aerospace science.
Naval shipbuilding jobs and investment are at risk, unless the Federal Government can deliver the promised 90 per cent level of local industry content.
South Australia’s $50 billion Future Submarine Program continues to move ahead with French company DCNS establishing its Australian headquarters in Keswick.
Senior leaders from some of Australia’s largest defence companies will meet today to discuss key challenges currently facing the multi-billion dollar defence industry.
Creating opportunities to maximise local industry participation for the upcoming Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program will be the focus of Dutch ship designer and project contender Damen’s visit to South Australia today.
South Australians are right to expect the Federal Government to stand by its pre-election promise of 90 per cent local industry content in the Future Submarines program.
The Federal Government will hand over $20 million for the first Techport Australia land allotment today in stage one of the sale of the South Australian Government-owned shipbuilding site at Osborne.
A ceremony to welcome the first of 15 new P-8A Poseidons will be held tomorrow to officially welcome the aircraft to the Edinburgh RAAF Base.
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