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Australian P-8A Poseidon takes off

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Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon aircraft has completed its maiden flight.   The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s sophisticated mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000.   The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia...

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Contract signed for RAN's replacement replenishment vessels

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The Government has signed contracts with Navantia S.A. to build Australia’s two replacement replenishment ships, avoiding a critical capability gap. Australia’s current supply ship HMAS Success will reach its end of life in 2021 and needs to be replaced as a matter of priority. As part of the $640 million contract with Navantia mo...

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Government announces DCNS to build Future submarine program

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The Turnbull Government today announces that the next generation of submarines for Australia will be constructed at the Adelaide shipyard, securing thousands of jobs and ensuring the project will play a key part in the transition of our economy. DCNS of France has been selected as our preferred international partner for the design of the 12 Futu...

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Austal wins PPB, Government confirm continuous naval shipbuilding

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Today the Government is announcing the build locations for 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels and up to 21 Pacific Patrol Boats, in addition to nine Future Frigates previously announced. These announcements provide for two shipyards to implement the Government’s commitment to a continuous build of naval surface ships in Australia. Major warships w...

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New RAN simulation training centre opens

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A state-of-the-art simulation facility has been opened in Sydney today that will enhance training for Royal Australian Navy technical sailors. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, officially opened the $90 million Navy Training Systems Centre at Randwick Barracks, and said the purpose-built facility would revolutionise how Navy pr...

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NZDF opens new battle training facility

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NZ Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) new Battle Training Facility (BTF), which was officially opened today by the Prime Minister John Key, at a ceremony in Auckland. “The $46 million facility in Ardmore for special forces training is state of the art,” Mr Brownlee says. &ldqu...

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Land 400 Phase 2 delayed for review of Australian industry involvement

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The Department of Defence today announced that the Government has agreed to an extension to the Request for Tender evaluation period of Army’s new Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability in order to conduct a review of the LAND 400 Phase 2 Risk Management Activities (RMA). A significant part of the RMA is to develop the Australian Industr...

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Defence and Industry Conference 2016

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The 2016 Defence and Industry Conference will be held at the National Convention Centre Canberra on Wednesday, 15 June. Deputy Secretary Capability and Sustainment Group (CASG), Mr Kim Gillis said the 2016 D+I Conference provides a critical platform for Government-to-business and business-to-business interactions. “This y...

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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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