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The game has changed - CASG trials future contracting model

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The Department of Defence and Jacobs Australia have signed a contract to deliver capability to the Australian Defence Force through a new Managing Contractor model. The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Groups’ Land Systems Division has been selected to pilot the new delivery model which will see Jacobs Australia undertake the traditi...

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SEA 100 bids submitted as deadline expires

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THE bids from the three countries vying to help Australia build a new fleet of navy submarines have been hand-delivered on old-fashioned computer disks to help ensure the security of the $50 billion project. French shipbuilder DCNS and Germany’s TKMS lodged their tender documents in Canberra ahead of a 7pm deadline on Monday night. Japa...

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Australia and New Zealand on key readiness exercise

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Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO, a stability and security exercise using amphibious forces. The bilateral exercise involved approximately 150 Australian personnel operating in the Marlborough, Nelson and Buller districts of the South Island, New Zealand from 17 Oct to ...

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Refreshed tanks delivered to School of Armour

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The first of ten ‘refreshed’ M1A1 Abrams tanks has been delivered to the Army’s School of Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria. The Land Systems Division (LSD) within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) worked with Army and Joint Logistics Unit – Victoria (JLU-V) to deliver the tanks as part of a major Ta...

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Wireless technology increases in-flight connectivity

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A suite of new capabilities on-board an Air Force C-17A Globemaster were showcased in Canberra today including the provision of Wi-Fi internet access to portable Defence-issued electronic devices.   The showcase is a part of Plan Jericho, Air Force’s plan to transform Air Force and the wider ADF into a fighting force that capitalises o...

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NZ and Australian sailors work together in Middle East drug busts

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The three New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel serving on the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Melbourne, deployed on an anti-narcotics mission in the Middle East, are still feeling welcome, despite the All Blacks defeating the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup final. Three Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel are aboard the ship...

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Australian Navy exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy

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The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China during the period 31 October to 2 November.   The port visit by HMAS Ships Stuart and Arunta to Zhanjiang included a combined planning session for the exercise, official functions with loc...

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First RAAF KC-30A operational boom refuelling with an E-7A Wedgetail above Iraq

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A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has used its air‑to‑air refuelling boom for the first time on operations while refuelling a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail last week during a Coalition mission above Iraq.   The air-to-air boom refuelling process involved two large aircraft, military versions of the ...

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Australian defence industry enjoys benefits of JSF exports

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Australia has achieved another significant milestone in contributing to production work for the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. Under a long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation valued at US$15 million, BAE Systems Australia has begun exporting high-end circuit boards and sub-system assemblies for the F-35. The agr...

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Japan outlines SEA1000 Future Submarine bid

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Speaking at the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition, Japan’s submarine bid team has outlined the details of its proposal for Australia’s SEA1000 Future Submarine program to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class boats. Representatives from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp...

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