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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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Hawkei's LAND 121 Phase 4 win confirmed

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The Australian Government will purchase 1100 locally built Hawkei protected vehicles and over 1000 trailers to strengthen our defence force. Under a $1.3 billion agreement, the vehicles will be manufactured at Thales Australia’s production line in Bendigo, creating 170 jobs there and another 60 jobs in Victoria. The Hawkei will improve ...

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New Zealand Defence Force Welcomes PIF Findings

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The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, has welcomed a Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) review released today by the State Services Commission. LTGEN Keating says he requested the PIF Review to help the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) test its thinking about how to meet the challenges of the next four years. ...

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Australia's new Defence Minister announced

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Senator Marise Payne has been announced as Australia's new Minister for Defence. Newly-minted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his reshuffled Cabinet appointments in Canberra yesterday. Senator Payne replaces Kevin Andrews who had only served in the role since December 2014. Senator Payne has a strong background in strategic and for...

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New Zealand and Australian defence Ministers re-affirm relations

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and his Australian counterpart the Hon Kevin Andrews MP met in Auckland today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting. “It has been my great pleasure to host Kevin Andrews today,” Mr Brownlee says. “In this centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ...

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Defence to upgrade battlefield communications network

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Defence has signed a significant contract for an upgrade to the next generation of military communications for the Australian Defence Force. This contract with Boeing Defence Australia is a critical milestone in achieving a modern and networked Army, and is expected to create around 250 new jobs across Australia in the defence industry sector. ...

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Avalon delivers the economic goods

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This year's Australian International Airshow has delivered a multi-million dollar economic and tourist bonanza. The figures are detailed in a report prepared by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research in the months following last February's event. Victoria received a gross economic benefit of $146.2 million and househ...

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HMAS Canberra initial operational capability

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The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability.   The program included integration of landing craft as well as trials for both the crew, ship and aviation systems. The Navy’s S70B Seahawk, Arm...

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New CASG head announced

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Mr Kim Gillis has been formally announced as the new Deputy Secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within the Department of Defence. Mr Gillis was previously the Managing Director of Boeing Defence Australia and he worked in the then Defence Materiel Organisation from September 2004 to July 2010. Mr Gillis is set...

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