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New Chief of New Zealand Air Force announced

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced the appointment of Air Commodore Tony Davies as the new Chief of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Air Commodore Davies, MNZM, is currently acting Chief of Air Force. He will shortly be promoted to Air Vice Marshal and a formal command appointment ceremony will be held on 20 April at Whenuapai.&n...

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Australia selects Navantia for new replenishment ships

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Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has been selected to construct two replenishment ships for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Minister for Defence Marise Payne has confirmed. In comments provided to IHS Jane's by her office on 11 March, Payne said Navantia has been chosen as the preferred tenderer for the replenishment ship requirement, known as ...

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New Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) set for Adelaide

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The Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the new Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) will be headquartered in Adelaide. The headquarters will both foster and drive innovation in the de...

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AIDN responds to Defence White Paper

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“The Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) welcomes the release of the much awaited 2016 Defence White Paper and its associated policy documents the Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS), and the Integrated Investment Program (IIP). The immediate reaction from our members is one of relief that a clear set of government positions a...

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2016 Defence White Paper released

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The 2016 White Paper is a comprehensive and responsible long-term plan to ensure Australia’s national security. It is the culmination of detailed analysis of our strategic environment, our defence priorities and objectives, and the capabilities required to achieve these outcomes. For the first time, the White Paper released today by Pri...

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DCNS launches Innovation Portal

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French bidder for Australia’s future submarine project DCNS is embracing the ideas boom in launching an Innovation Portal.  More than 200 firms attended the firm’s inaugural Innovation Seminar in Melbourne on Thursday 4 February. Just click on http://dcnsgroup.com.au/innovation/ and, on the ‘Innovation’ page, click o...

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RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a United States Air Force C-17A Globemaster III

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The first air-to-air refuelling from an RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) to a United States Air Force (USAF) C-17A Globemaster III occurred on February 10 over Edwards Air Force Base in the United States. The five-hour sortie saw 39 contacts between the KC-30A and C-17A aircraft. During these contacts approximately 6,800 kilograms ...

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Minister for Defence opens new CEA Technologies facility

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The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today officially opened a new CEA Technologies facility, which will supply cutting edge radar technology to the Royal Australian Navy. Canberra’s CEA Technologies is providing radar technology to Navy’s eight ANZAC Class Frigates as part of their Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD)...

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NZ Ministry of Defence appoints Chief of Air Force to senior acquisition role

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The Ministry of Defence has appointed Mike Yardley, the current Chief of Air Force, as Deputy Secretary Acquisition, heading up a new five-person Acquisition Leadership Team. Announcing the appointment, Secretary of Defence Helene Quilter said that Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Yardley and the new team will provide the Ministry with a strong combinatio...

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RAAF heads to Nevada for Exercise Red Flag

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The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has deployed 14 aircraft and approximately 410 personnel to Exercise Red Flag 16-1 in the United States. Held at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada from January 19 until February 13, Exercise Red Flag 16-1 will involve 6 F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft from RAAF Base Amberley, 6 F/A-18 A/B Hornet aircraft from RA...

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