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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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QinetiQ Australia starts fatigue testing on Thales’s Hawkei vehicle

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QinetiQ Australia has commenced the second phase of full scale fatigue testing on the Hawkei vehicle at Thales Australia’s manufacturing facility in Bendigo, Victoria. The eight week test program involves attaching a Hawkei production-level chassis to a 5 x 8m test rig for a series of tests to validate the predicted life of the structure a...

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Minister announces CEPs to commence for Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels

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Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne today confirmed that the Competitive Evaluation Processes have now commenced for the Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). “The Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring Australia has a strong and sustainable shipbuilding industry. We are getting on with the job,’&rsq...

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Australia - New Zealand defence ministers to meet

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Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne will meet with her New Zealand counterpart, Minister of Defence the Hon Gerry Brownlee MP, in Christchurch on Monday 14 December 2015. “This will be our first formal bilateral meeting and will provide a timely opportunity to discuss mutual defence and security issues,” Minister Payne ...

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New rifles for NZDF

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee today announced that Cabinet has approved the purchase of new rifles to re-equip the Defence Force, 28 years after the Steyr 5.56mm rifle was introduced.  The new rifle is manufactured by Lewis Machine and Tools (LMT) in the United States. “The LMT is a combat-proven rifle that has seen service in ...

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New ADF pilot training system contracted

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The Australian Government has contracted Lockheed Martin Australia to provide and support the new Australian Defence Force Pilot Training System. The acquisition and services contracts worth $1.2 billion will see Lockheed Martin Australia deliver 49 Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, seven Flight Simulators, a modern learning environment for students, upda...

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