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World-first security drones launched in Auckland

Posted 30/11/2017

Kiwi-owned and operated VigilAir has launched its semi-autonomous aerial surveillance drone technology onto the global market – a product that has the potential to change the face of security worldwide. 

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Rocket Lab announces second test launch window

Posted 30/11/2017

Rocket Lab, a US aerospace company with operations in New Zealand, will open a ten-day launch window from Friday December 8, 2017 to carry out the company's second test launch of the Electron rocket. During this time, a four-hour launch window will open daily from 2:30 p.m. NZT.

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Smiths Detection IONSCAN 600 on New TSA Air Cargo Screening List

Posted 17/11/2017

Smiths Detection's IONSCAN 600 is the first explosives trace detection system to be 'Approved' on the TSA Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL) under the latest program requirements to ensure security of cargo aboard airplanes.

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ROCA: Major security flaw in crypto keys discovered

Posted 18/10/2017

According to the latest CERT NZ advisory, a significant flaw in the firmware of a chip used in hardware security tokens has raised issues with the security of millions of encryption keys.

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CERT NZ ADVISORY: KRACK attack: security vulnerabilities in WPA1+2

Posted 17/10/2017

A series of Wi-Fi vulnerabilities have been identified and are collectively referred to as KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attack). These vulnerabilities affect MacOS, Windows, iOS, Android and Linux internet connected devices.

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Systematic wins“special class” New Zealand supplier award

Posted 13/10/2017

On 11th October, Systematic was declared the winner of a special New Zealand award honouring the best partner in the defence sector.

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Defence Industry Association calls for peaceful protest

Posted 10/10/2017

The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Defence, Industry & National Security Forum 2017 commences today at Wellington's Westpac Stadium. Amid expected blockade action by activists, the Association is urging non-violence.

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Combat System Integrator welcomes future frigate announcement

Posted 3/10/2017

Australia’s largest combat systems integrator, Raytheon Australia, today welcomed the Government’s announcement that a selection of a Combat Management System for the Future Frigate has been made.

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New Hesco Product Will Stop Hostile Vehicles

Posted 14/9/2017

Security experts Hesco, who are renowned for their innovative security solutions, have recently launched their latest product range TERRABLOCK.

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New Zealand’s defence industry unfairly targeted

Posted 13/9/2017

The New Zealand Defence Industry’s annual forum is due to convene on 10-11 October at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium, but with just one month to go, activists threaten to disrupt the event.

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Raytheon Australia and Questacon team up to bring Engineering is Elementary to schools

Posted 31/8/2017

Raytheon Australia and Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology Centre, today marked 10 years of partnership by announcing the development of a pilot of the Engineering is Elementary program for Australian schools.

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Kent Periscopes signs contract with marketing and communications agency Chamois

Posted 23/8/2017

Kent Periscopes, designers and manufacturers of sighting and observation systems for land-based armoured military vehicles, signs contract with marketing and communications agency, Chamois.

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New app delivers three levels of encrypted security for free

Posted 16/8/2017

App developer Lookiimedia has today announced the release of Mycena, a new password management app for both Android and iOS devices.

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D-Link ANZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses

Posted 16/8/2017

D-Link ANZ has launched the DAP-2610 concurrent dual band Access Point (AP) providing companies with a high-performance WLAN solution that includes a broad range of functions and the latest generation 802.11ac Wave 2 Speeds.

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Biometrics Institute welcomes Stephanie Schuckers as Academic Research and Innovation Head

Posted 16/8/2017

The Biometrics Institute has welcomed Stephanie Schuckers as the new Head of the Institute's Academic Research and Innovation Group, a committee within the Biometrics Institute.

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