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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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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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