SADIG eNews and Events
06 March 2017
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Quickstep reports A$10m+ capital investment in Bankstown NSW facility to support defence exports (DC Source)
Quickstep Holdings manufacturer of advanced carbon fibre composites, has announced the planned A$10 million capital expansion of its Aerospace Manufacturing facilities in Bankstown. It includes investment for the expansion of JSF production and the commissioning of an automated robot drilling cell for C-130J production.  The JSF Program production growth will see an increase of about 80 direct staff at the Bankstown site by 2019. Full details
$14.5 million contract to CAE for RAAF future generation fighter simulators

Defence has partnered with CAE to provide comprehensive support and training for the Royal Australian Air force’s (RAAF) Hawk MK127 training system. The contract with CAE will see 9 new jobs created, 3 at RAAF Base Pearce and 6 at RAAF Base Williamtown. Full details
Hunter based Varley secures $10m partnership with US firm (ADM Source)
Advanced engineering and manufacturing company, Varley Group has partnered with United States defence avionics company Coherent Technical Services Inc (CTSi).Full details
Austal’s PPB-R Project Detailed Design Review on schedule (DC Source)

The Detailed Design Review (DDR) of the Austal $306 million Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project has been successfully completed on time and in accordance with the contracted schedule. Full details
NSW Goverment has launched a new 2017 Defence IndustryStrategy 'Strong, Smart and Connected'

The state’s new Industry Minister Niall Blair has recently launched a strategy to drive growth across the NSW defence industry. Full details
Upcoming Events, Seminars & Workshops
Defence and Industry Study Course 2017 (DISC) - Closing 10 March 2017!

The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) is taking applications to participate in the 2017 Defence and Industry Study Course.

Registration: More information and to apply. Click here
PACIFIC 2017 Maritime Conference Sydney, NSW - Call for Abstracts !
PACIFIC 2017 to be held at the International Convention Centre, 3 to 5 October 2017. Submit Abstract of your proposed paper, before 13 March 2017: Full details
Navantia SEA 5000 Industry Briefing - Sydney, NSW  24th March 2017

Venue: SMC Conference Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney. Start at 9.00am

Registration: From AIDN Click here
CRCA Business-Research Match-up - Canberra ACT   23 May-25 May 2017

A leading conference on collaboration and innovation, hosted by the Cooperative Research Centres Association. (CRCA).
Venue: QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit., Canberra ACT 2061

Registration: Inc. cost and accommodation details Click here
NSW Defence and Aerospace Businesses
Defence & Aerospace businesses in the greater Sydney and regional NSW areas
are encouraged to register on the SADIG website,
to enter details & upload a recent Quad Chart,
then keep your product and service capabilities current.

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