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Singapore's survival instinct

in Dept of Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

From her birth as an independent nation in 1965, Singapore has stressed a strong military as a key to national survival, prosperity and cohesion. Although not a direct party to rising maritime and territorial tensions in the South and East China Seas, the country is taking no chances and investing in military modernisation. Located at the tip of...

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Successful sea trials for first Air Warfare Destroyer

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Today marks the successful completion of ship builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP said this achievement is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrates the capacity of A...

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Supacat to deliver NZ Special Operations Vehicles

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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to high mobility vehicle specialist Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces.  Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet.&...

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SEA 100 bids submitted as deadline expires

in Dept of Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

THE bids from the three countries vying to help Australia build a new fleet of navy submarines have been hand-delivered on old-fashioned computer disks to help ensure the security of the $50 billion project. French shipbuilder DCNS and Germany’s TKMS lodged their tender documents in Canberra ahead of a 7pm deadline on Monday night. Japa...

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SADI funding initiative for defence industry now open for nominations

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Five million dollars' worth of funding is now available to help boost the essential skills of workers in the defence industry sector. The Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, announced the latest round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) initiative today . Mr Andrews encouraged companies to take advantage of this opport...

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Successful boom contact for RAAF multi-role tanker transport

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The first air refuelling boom contact has been made by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) crew of the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. During a three-hour flight from RAAF Base Amberley on 13 May 2015, the crew deployed the 17-metre long Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) which is mounted beneath the tail of the fuselage. ...

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Second LHD arrives in Melbourne

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After travelling over 10,000 nautical miles from Ferrol, Spain, Australia’s second and final Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has arrived in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne. The LHD travelled to Australia on the back of Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin, and once commissioned will be known as HMAS Adelaide.  CEO DMO, Warren King, welcomed the s...

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Second LHD Australia-bound

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The hull of the second and last of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) has departed Spain. The LHD hull will be transported to Melbourne, Australia, by the Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin. The hull was built at the Navantia Ferrol shipyard in Spain. The hull of the second and last of the Royal Australian Navy&rs...

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Successful Torpedo Firing

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16 August 2013 The Royal Australian Navy has successfully conducted the world’s first firing of a “war shot” MU90 Lightweight Torpedo, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN annouced today. ANZAC Class Frigate HMAS Stuart fired the explosive warhead against a specially designed target in the East Australian Exerci...

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