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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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First Principles Review of Defence – Call for public submissions

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On 5 August 2014, the Minister for Defence announced the external panel who are conducting the First Principles Review of Defence. The panel has been commissioned to ensure Defence is fit for purpose and able to respond to future challenges. The First Principles Review Team will make recommendations designed to ensure Defence’s business st...

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Forgacs to provide a Landing Craft to Tonga

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A contract worth almost $5 million between the Defence Materiel Organisation and Newcastle-based shipbuilder Forgacs Engineering Pty Ltd, for the manufacture of a 30 metre Landing Craft Medium, to be gifted to the Kingdom of Tonga by the Australian Government has been welcomed by the Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston.   ...

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First MH-60R accepted by RAN

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The first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony conducted by NUSQN 725 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th January.  The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, were delivered to t...

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