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RAAF celebrates 100 years of military aviation

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The Royal Australian Air Force will tomorrow mark 100 years of military aviation in Australia, celebrating the moment when Lieutenant Eric Harrison took off in a Bristol Boxkite aircraft at Point Cook on 1 March 1914.  The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, said it was important to remember the contribution past aviators had ...

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P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to boost Australia’s maritime surveillance capabilities

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The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area equating to nearly 4 per cent of the world...

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NZ Navy hosts largest exercise in decades

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Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the New Zealand Navy’s largest exercise in decades gets underway in Auckland today. “With over 600 personnel from 14 nations and five military ships from New Zealand, Australia, and the Republic of Korea, this is a significant exercise for the New Zealand Navy,” says Dr Coleman. &ldqu...

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Warren King hits back at Ai Group Defence Council

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CEO DMO, Mr Warren King, has stated that the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has made significant progress on budget and project performance since its formation in 2000 and in particular since the Kinnaird Review and transition to a prescribed agency in 2005. Mr King’s comments come in response to a recent media article which...

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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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General Keating assumes NZ Defence Force command

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Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated newly promoted Lieutenant General Tim Keating, who has today assumed command of the NZ Defence Force. “It has been a fitting ceremony to mark the departure of out-going Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, who has handed-over to Lieutenant General Keating,”...

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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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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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DMO loads up direct link to Australian + New Zealand Defence Directory

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DMO have now delivered on their recent decision to establish a direct link between the DRN (Defence Restricted Network) and the DMO website with the Australian + New Zealand Defence Directory. This presents a big step forward in ensuring all those with an industry capability focus, right across all aspects of DoD, can now benefit from universal,...

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Jamaica buys 12 Bushmasters

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06 December 2013 Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply 12 Bushmaster vehicles to the Jamaica Defence Force. The vehicles are all troop carrier variants equipped with Thales’s SOTAS M2 communication system, and deliveries will begin in 2015. The contract also includes a five-year support package to ensure the highest levels...

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