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Hope BAE Systems SEA 5000 win will seed Australia's own warship industry

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Australia's Turnbull government says the construction of its new fleet of British-designed naval frigates will create 4000 jobs and create an industry that in future won’t need help from overseas to make large and complex warships. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will on Friday confirm that Britain’s BAE Systems has won a hard-fo...

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Hawkei's LAND 121 Phase 4 win confirmed

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The Australian Government will purchase 1100 locally built Hawkei protected vehicles and over 1000 trailers to strengthen our defence force. Under a $1.3 billion agreement, the vehicles will be manufactured at Thales Australia’s production line in Bendigo, creating 170 jobs there and another 60 jobs in Victoria. The Hawkei will improve ...

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HMAS Canberra initial operational capability

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The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability.   The program included integration of landing craft as well as trials for both the crew, ship and aviation systems. The Navy’s S70B Seahawk, Arm...

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Hon Kevin Andrews MP takes over as Minister for Defence

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In a pre-Christmas cabinet re-schuffle, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced that Defence Minister David Johnston has been dumped in favour of veteran Victorian MP Kevin Andrews. “The Hon Kevin Andrews MP will become the Minister for Defence. He is one of the most experienced ministers in the government and his appointment will ensure we ...

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HMAS Canberra joins the fleet

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Governor General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, AK, MC (Retd), together with the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Mr Tony Abbott, MP, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian White En...

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