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LAND 400 Phase 2 to help drive Australian Industry

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Army’s next generation of Mounted Combat Reconnaissance vehicles has reached  its next milestone with the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announcing the Defence Department has signed contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall for the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2. Ministe...

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Lockheed Martin to establish leading edge research & development facility in Melbourne

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Melbourne has been confirmed as the location for a leading edge multi-disciplinary Research & Development (R&D) facility by leading global technology company Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). Lockheed Martin will invest an initial $13 million over three years to establish a Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory (ST...

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Land 400 Phase 2 delayed for review of Australian industry involvement

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The Department of Defence today announced that the Government has agreed to an extension to the Request for Tender evaluation period of Army’s new Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability in order to conduct a review of the LAND 400 Phase 2 Risk Management Activities (RMA). A significant part of the RMA is to develop the Australian Industr...

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Lockheed Martin to buy United Technologies' Sikorsky

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Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed's dominance in weapons making and giving the Black Hawk helicopter to the maker of the F-35 fighter jet. The deal will add further heft to Lockheed, which alread...

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LAND 400 Phase 2 – mounted combat reconnaissance capability finally receives first pass

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The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, today announced the Australian Government has given First Pass approval for project LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability. The Request for Tender has been released for the multi-billion dollar project to replace the Australian Defence Force’s Australian Light Arm...

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Loss of AE1 commemorated 100 years on

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The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has commemorated the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of its first submarine, HMAS AE1, with memorial services in Papua New Guinea and across Australia. In a ceremony held in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, close to where the ship was last seen, Navy members, local dignitaries, traditional land owners and descenda...

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Latest round of SADI funding announced

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The latest round of funding under the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) initiative was announced today by Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston. Senator Johnston said more than $5 million in funding would be made available to industry in the 2014-15 financial year under round one of the SADI Program to boost the skills of...

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Launch completes Global Satellite Communications capability

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The sixth Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) has successfully been launched overnight in the United States (US). Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation Mr Warren King said this launch completes the constellation of six WGS satellites, as agreed under the joint US and Australian Memorandum of Understanding. “The launch...

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