Op-Ed: Supporting defence capability through Australian SMEs

Defence Connect | 30 APRIL 2020 | By: Melissa PriceAustralian small businesses are critical to our defence capability and we need to keep them strong on the road to the post COVID-19 environment, explains Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price.To help keep the wheels of defence industry turning, we promised to fast-track invoice...

$5m SICP funding package unveiled

Defence Connect | 21 APRIL 2020 | By: Sandy Milne Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price has announced a total of nearly $5 million in Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grant funding for 11 Australian SMEs. The SICP grants program supports eligible Australian small to medium-sized companies who can provide significant contributions to our Defence industry...

Building our defence industry capability

Minister.defence.gov.au | 20 APRIL 2020 Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today congratulated 11 Australian businesses who have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow our nation’s defence industry capability.The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program supports eligible Australian small to medium-sized companies...

Frontline marks ten years with official opening

Australian Defence | By David Jones | Logan | 11 November 2019Frontline Manufacturing in Logan City has marked a decade of engagement and service to the defence sector with an official opening of their new premises.The opening included a reception function attended by past and present employees, local and interstate invitees,...

Gemini Hi Def Plasma

Frontline Manufacturing recently installed a Gemini Hi Def Plasma, with full drilling and milling capability. By doing this on the machine, we can save time and cost, leading to a high quality, fast turnaround shape. We can cut up to 80mm thick steel, and with our oxy attachment, even thicker....

First Boxer unveiled in Brisbane

Australian Defence | 25 September 2019The first of the fleet of new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) has been unveiled at a ceremony at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane.The 211 new Boxer 8x8 CRVs will be delivered by Rheinmetall Defence Australia under the $5 billion Land 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat...

Frontline Manufacturing moves into new plant

Australian Defence | 29 August 2019Frontline Manufacturing has just completed a move into a new defence-orientated metal fabrication facility.In a statement, the company said the new facility is “a far cry from the constrained premises it has occupied for the last decade.”The new site in Meadowbrook has allowed the commissioning...

Frontline Manufacturing moves to new plant

Defence Connect | 27 AUGUST 2019 | By: Louis Dillon Frontline Manufacturing has completed its move to a new defence-orientated metal fabrication facility, which is four times the size of its previous premises. The company said that the new Meadowbrook site has seen the commissioning of major new equipment such as a...

Frontline Manufacturing exhibits capabilities at ISDEF Expo

Defence Connect | 12 JUNE 2019 | By: Stephen Kuper Queensland-based Frontline Manufacturing has participated at ISDEF 2019 with the intention of seeking out potential partners that need Australian industry content and on-the-ground operational assistance for tendering into Australian Defence programs. This strategy was viewed as somewhat a long shot, but the...

DMTC hosts defence SMEs at Manufacturing Week forum

Defence Connect | 23 MAY 2019 | By: Stephen KuperDMTC successfully hosted a delegation of Australian defence SMEs at the National Manufacturing Week event in Melbourne in support of the DMTC Industry Capability Development Program.The National Manufacturing Week event provided an opportunity for SMEs that have completed the first phase of DMTC’s...

Frontline Manufacturing achieves ISO certification ahead of LAND 400 Phase 2

Defence Connect | 23 APRIL 2019 | By: Stephen Kuper Queensland-based Frontline Manufacturing has taken one step closer to supporting the delivery of the Australian Army’s future logistics and Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicles following the company’s ISO 3834 Level 3 certification. Following the successful tendering by Rheinmetall for LAND 400 Phase 2, in...

Queensland manufacturer set to go global

Australian Defence | 23 April 2019Frontline Manufacturing in Logan City has marked a decade of engagement and service to the defence sector with an official opening of their new premises.The opening included a reception function attended by past and present employees, local and interstate invitees, Queensland Minister for Industry and Member...

Latest SICP grants announced

Australian Defence | 21 April 202011 Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million through the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program, which supports eligible Australian SMEs who can provide significant contributions to Defence industry needs.“These successful grant recipients are being supported to deliver a number of quality projects...