DICA News

Australian Parts for Australian F35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

On 24 August 2012, the Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare unveiled the first Australian made part for the first Australian Joint Strike Fighter AU-1. The precision component was manufactured by Lovitt Technologies in Melbourne and is part of the structure that attaches the aircraft’s wings to its fuselage. It will now be shipped to… Read more »

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New Addition to Members’ Library

A copy of the latest ICD Report on Australian Defence Expenditur to 2015 – Market Sizing and Forecasts: Market Profile (published Sep 2011) has now been added to the Members’ Library.

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Lovitt Technologies Wins $1m Boeing Contract for F/A 18 Wing Parts

Victorian-based company Lovitt Technologies has won a contract with Boeing valued at nearly $1 million for wing parts for the worldwide F/A-18 Super Hornet fleet. Lovitt Technologies employs around 80 staff and specialises in machining, assembly and testing of aero structures. Lovitt Technologies also recently won another contract with Boeing to supply machined parts to… Read more »

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BRISBANE Defence Company FERRA Wins International Award

In April 2012, Ferra Engineering was awarded Boeing’s International Supplier of the Year award at a ceremony held in the United States. Ferra was selected from a pool of more than 17,500 Boeing suppliers in 50 countries worldwide. Ferra employs more than 100 workers to build things like rudder pedals for Super Hornet fighter planes… Read more »

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