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Silentium Defence delivers world-first sensors for Lockheed Martin

Adelaide-based passive radar company Silentium Defence has successfully handed over the first tranche of sensor systems for Australia’s Joint Air Battle Management System, AIR6500. Delivered to Lockheed Martin, MAVERICK passive radar systems are designed to support the tracking of targets with higher fidelity and greater accuracy for cross-cuing of complementary sensors and effectors. Deployed as a compact, cabin-based solution, the system can be operated either independently as a stand-alone-asset or networked into a common operating picture. The announcement marks another win for South Australia’s ever-expanding defence capability as a locally designed and built project, supported through South Australian employees, IP ...

19 July 2024
Silentium Defence delivers world-first sensors for Lockheed Martin2024-07-22T12:27:25+09:30

Future-ready defence graduates acknowledged

Twenty-six university students were recognised at the Defence Industry Scholarship Program graduation ceremony held in Adelaide on 10 July 2024. Now in its fifth year, the successful South Australian Government program is administered by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), supporting the development of a defence-ready workforce by providing students with unique insights into one of the state’s fastest growing sectors. To date, the program has provided 91 students from Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia with grants of up to $10,000 to undertake placements across 26 host companies. With more than 10,000 jobs ...

10 July 2024
Future-ready defence graduates acknowledged2024-07-10T14:03:02+09:30

Defence SA Chief Executive joins SA Premier on US visit to strengthen AUKUS ties

Chief Executive of Defence SA Matt Opie accompanied South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas on a recent trip to the US. With the trilateral AUKUS partnership at the forefront of both US and Australian defence industry capability planning, the visit looked to strengthen ties between the US and South Australia. As the home of the SSN-AUKUS build at the Osborne Naval Shipyard, key discussions with US counterparts provided deeper insights into the workforce and skills required for South Australia to deliver the SSN-AUKUS nuclear-powered submarines, while affirming the many opportunities that exist through the AUKUS supply chain. Mr Opie said that ...

27 June 2024
Defence SA Chief Executive joins SA Premier on US visit to strengthen AUKUS ties2024-07-02T11:10:21+09:30