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Frigates fill the Maritime Gap

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While the budget for large capital ships is hard to find in the Asia Pacific region, the market for cheaper ‘workhorse’ frigates and corvettes is growing. Frigate and corvette shipbuilding programmes in the Asia-Pacific region are moving at difference paces across the various sub-regions. There is a mix of countries that have their ...

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First overhauled Malaysian Su-30MKM Aircraft debuts at LIMA 19

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The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is set to receive its first locally overhauled Su-30MKI fighter jet- bearing registration number M52-11 belonging to the 11 squadron at a ceremony on the opening day of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) 2019 event. The overhaul marks a major milestone for Aerospace Technology Systems ...

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Future acquisition prioritisations for Malaysian forces

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The Malaysian Government continues to have ambitious plans for all branches of its armed forces, but more focus needs to be applied to budgetary commitment and acquisition prioritisation. With a general election to be held in 2018, it was expected that the defence budget for that year, announced at the end of October 2017, would not be geared to...

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First contract signed with DCNS to commence SEA 1000 design phase

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the next significant step in the building of Australia’s Future Submarines with the signing of the contract between the Government and DCNS to commence the design phase of the Program. Mr Pyne said the s...

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First RAAF KC-30A operational boom refuelling with an E-7A Wedgetail above Iraq

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A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has used its air‑to‑air refuelling boom for the first time on operations while refuelling a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail last week during a Coalition mission above Iraq.   The air-to-air boom refuelling process involved two large aircraft, military versions of the ...

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First RAAF C-27J Spartan arrives

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Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the base’s establishment.   The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s military capability for...

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First Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, launched in Adelaide

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SA Premier Jay Weatherill has used the launch of the first Air Warfare Destroyer to push South Australia's credentials to build the next generation of submarines. The first of three ships being built as part of the Federal Government's Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, the HMAS Hobart, has been launched, with thousands of workers atte...

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First pass approval for replacement national support base aviation refuelling vehicles

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The Australian Government has given First Pass approval for Joint Project 157 Phase 1 – Replacement National Support Base Aviation Refuelling Vehicles. Australian industry is encouraged to tender for the project, which offers a number of opportunities for Australian industry involvement both in the acquisition and the support pha...

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First Australian-made vertical tails installed on F-35 Lightning II

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 16, 2014 – The first vertical tails manufactured by Australian company, Marand, were installed Nov. 13 on the F-35 Lightning II known as AF-73 in Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas.                &...

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First LHD NUSHIP Canberra departs Melbourne

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Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, NUSHIP Canberra has been farewelled from Melbourne as she departs for Sydney. NUSHIP Canberra departed BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard en route to her Sydney homeport. Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Chief Executive Officer Mr Warren King said this milestone represents the exce...

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