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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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New NZ defence chief confirmed

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Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that the new Chief of Defence Force will be Major General Tim Keating. Currently the Vice Chief of Defence Force, Major General Keating will be promoted to Lieutenant General and will take over from Lieutenant General Rhys Jones on 1 February 2014 for a three year term. “I congratulate M...

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Australia's Chinook mission in Afghanistan complete

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Rotary Wing Group - Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its five-month mission in Afghanistan. RWG-8 marked the End of Mission during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on 14 September. The KAF-based RWG consisted of two CH-47D Chinook medium lift helicopters operating throughout the Afghan summer months a...

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ANZAC Class frigate comms upgrade announced

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2 December 2013 Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Defence has awarded two multi-million dollar contracts to Selex ES Ltd for the acquisition and support of modernised communication systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s eight ANZAC Class frigates. Senator Johnston said the modernisation of the communication...

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Canberra based company awarded radar development contract

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28 November 2013 Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the award of a Standing Offer contract to Canberra based company CEA Technologies, to develop high powered Phased Array Radar technology. Senator Johnston said the contract for the development of systems based on the CEAFAR radar would support a number of future De...

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WORLD CLASS HELICOPTER SIMULATOR FOR THE ADF

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29 August 2013 Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel Organisation, Warren King, today formally accepted the delivery of the first of two MRH90 helicopter simulators at the Army Aviation Training Centre in Oakey, Queensland. The simulator allows Army and Navy pilots to practice their skills in all flight regimes, day or night, and ac...

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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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