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Enhanced soldier protection delivered

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Soldiers from 1st Brigade are the first to receive the new generation of body armour, helmets, load carriage equipment, eye and hearing protection and field packs. The equipment has been acquired by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Land Systems Division as part of the LAND 125 Phase 3B project for the Australian Defence Forc...

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Government announces plans for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry

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The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over the next 20 years the Government will invest over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy. This critical investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades....

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Minister welcomes latest C-17A Globemaster III delivery

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The seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft arrived in Australia at RAAF Base Amberley today, marking the fastest C-17A delivery in our fleet. Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews said the rapid acquisition of the aircraft is a testament to the close relationship that exists between Australia and the United States.  “The active involv...

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SADI funding initiative for defence industry now open for nominations

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Five million dollars' worth of funding is now available to help boost the essential skills of workers in the defence industry sector. The Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, announced the latest round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) initiative today . Mr Andrews encouraged companies to take advantage of this opport...

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Lockheed Martin to buy United Technologies' Sikorsky

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Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed's dominance in weapons making and giving the Black Hawk helicopter to the maker of the F-35 fighter jet. The deal will add further heft to Lockheed, which alread...

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DCNS unveils Shortfin Barracuda for SEA1000

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DCNS will propose the world’s most advanced conventionally powered submarine – named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A – as its pre-concept design for Australia’s future submarine Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP). The submarine takes its name from the Shortfin Barracuda, an indigenous species of the Barracuda found in A...

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Australia-New Zealand relationship continues to deliver

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A century after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought side-by-side on the battlefield at Gallipoli, the Defence relationship between the two nations remains as important as ever.   Australia’s Defence leaders hosted their New Zealand counterparts in Canberra this week for the Australia-New Zealand Chief Executives’ Mee...

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Enhanced F88 approved for LAND 125 3C ensures local manufacturing

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The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality. This project provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Austeyr F88 rifle (the enhanced F88) and advanced ancillary devices to improve effectiveness for soldiers involved in close combat and ...

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Netherlands orders 12 additional Bushmasters

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A dozen life-saving Bushmasters are going into production in Bendigo for export to the Netherlands, after the country’s Ministry of Defence ordered new vehicles from Thales in Australia. The vehicles will complement the 86 Bushmasters previously purchased by the Dutch customer between 2006 and 2009, and will be delivered by the middle o...

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First RAAF C-27J Spartan arrives

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Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the base’s establishment.   The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s military capability for...

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