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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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NZ Government approves $1.7b military base revamp

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The New Zealand Government has approved a $1.7 billion project to upgrade defence buildings across the country, including a health and wellbeing precinct at Whenuapai and a mounting base at Waiouru.  Auckland's Devonport Naval Base would get a multi-storey car park and office building, as well as "small boat storage" and wash ...

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$264 million air combat sustainment programme at Amberley announced

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The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP announced the Turnbull Government has signed a new contract to provide ongoing sustainment services for Defence’s F/A-18 F Super Hornet and the newly acquired EA-18G Growler fleets during a visit to Brisbane today The contract is valued at approximately $264m for the ...

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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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BAE Systems and Rheinmetall downselected for LAND 400 Phase 2

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The Department of Defence today announced the selection of two tenderers to participate in the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2, Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability. Deputy Secretary Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Mr Kim Gillis, said both BAE Systems Australia Limited and Rheinmetall Landsyste...

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Exercise Pitch Black 2016

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Royal Australian Air Force and foreign military aircraft will fly into Darwin and Tindal next week as the RAAF prepares to begin its largest training activity this year – Exercise Pitch Black 2016. Exercise Pitch Black 2016 is a three week multinational large force employment exercise to be conducted in the Northern Territory from 29 July ...

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New NZ naval tanker to have enhanced capabilities

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The New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of a new naval tanker for the New Zealand Defence Force which will be ice-strengthened and winterised for operations in Antarctica, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. The project will cost $493 million and will support a full range of NZDF deployments, including maritime sustainment and h...

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Australia’s voice loud and clear in the global F-35 test team

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Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) members have recently taken part in the assessment of the first international F-35 deployment in the Netherlands. Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Ben Mason and Sergeant (SGT) Justin Kelly are two of 33 Australian personnel working full time in the United States representing Australia’s interests in the globa...

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NZ Defence White Paper signals $20b investment plan

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today launched the Defence White Paper 2016, outlining a 15-year modernisation plan worth nearly $20 billion to ensure the New Zealand Defence Force has the capabilities it needs to meet the country’s security and defence challenges.   “These challenges include having awareness of, and bein...

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NZ Defence Force receives $300.9m new funding

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The Defence Force receives new operating funding of $300.9 million over four years as part of Budget 2016 to support the work it does, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. “This funding follows the 2013 Defence Mid-Point Rebalancing Review, which determined indicative funding needs of the Defence Force to 2030,” Mr Brownlee says. ...

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