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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

Hunter Class Frigate build sets sail

Construction has commenced on the first Hunter Class Frigate at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. The momentous occasion was marked by the cutting of the first piece of steel by Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Premier of South Australia Peter Malinauskas on 21 June. The announcement underpins the Australian Government’s commitment to continuous naval shipbuilding in South Australia and the promise to enhance Navy’s undersea warfare and strike capability. The construction phase contract for the first three Hunter Class Frigates was signed by Defence and BAE Systems Australia, with the first warship earmarked for operation in 2034. Construction ...

21 June 2024
Hunter Class Frigate build sets sail2024-06-21T17:05:05+09:30