CASG news

Recent news on issues relevant to the Defence and industry.
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  • Airframe-Lasts-a-Lifetime

    20 Feb 2018

    F-35A airframe set to last a lifetime

    The conventional take-off and landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35 Australia is acquiring (F-35A) has become the first variant to successfully complete three lifetimes of full-scale durability testing.

  • Garden Island innovation

    16 Feb 2018

    Giving sailors the power to innovate

    Nestled in an unassuming building within the Garden Island Defence Precinct is the Fleet Base East Centre for Innovation

  • CASG news image

    14 Feb 2018

    Applications closing soon for Defence & Industry Study Course

    Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today encouraged defence industry employees to apply for the 2018 Defence & Industry Study Course (DISC) by 16 February.

  • CASG news image

    13 Feb 2018

    Australian industry exceeds AU$1 billion milestone in F-35 Production contracts

    The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced that Australian industry has been collectively awarded over $1 billion in production for the F-35 Program.

  • in-the-fast-lane-thumb

    07 Feb 2018

    In The Fast Lane

    F-35A pilots Squadron Leader David Bell, left, and Wing Commander Andrew Jackson, at the 2017 Australian International Airshow at Avalon in Victoria. Photo: Corporal Ben Dempster.

  • Blazing a new trail thumb

    07 Feb 2018

    Blazing A New Trail

    The Commanding Officer of 61st Fighter Squadron, United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Rhett Hierlmeier, right, welcomes the Commanding Officer of No. 3 Squadron, Wing Commander Darren Clare, back to Earth following his first flight in an F-35A last year. Photo: United States Air Force.

  • HMAS Hobart Successfully Fires Harpoon Blast Test Vehicle

    01 Feb 2018

    Air Warfare Destroyer Project Removed From Projects Of Concern List

    The Air Warfare Destroyer project has been removed from the Projects of Concern list following continuing improvements in shipbuilding performance.

  • Future Submarine Combat System  thumbnail

    25 Jan 2018

    Future Submarine Combat System Continues To Make Progress

    A $700 million contract has been signed with Lockheed Martin Australia for the Future Submarine Combat System Design, Build and Integration.

  • Squadron markings are applied to Australia’s third F-35A

    24 Jan 2018

    Australian company leading from the tail in global F-35 program

    Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today opened Marand Precision Engineering’s F-35A Lightning II Vertical Tail manufacturing facility in Moorabbin, Victoria.

  • NOIA awarded thumb

    23 Jan 2018

    NIOA To Supply Army Ammunition

    Queensland company NIOA has had a big win after being awarded a $100 million contract to supply 155 millimetre Lightweight Towed Howitzer ammunition to the Army.