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Dragonfire Laser Turret unveiled at DSEI

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The new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled for the first time by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London.   For the first time, the consortium has revealed the design of the turret – known as a beam director – that will be used to trial this new technology. The b...

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Doubt over inclusion of local build partners in SEA 5000

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Austal and ASC Shipbuilding’s participation in the $35 billion Future Frigates project looked promising prior to the release of the request for tender in March this year, a Senate committee has heard. Evidence presented by Austal chief executive David Singleton and ASC Shipbuilding CEO Mark Lamarre at the Senate hearing held ...

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Testing completed for new Australian LAND 400 combat vehicles

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Testing to support the selection process for the Australian Army’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) has finished on schedule. Head Land Systems Division, Major General David Coghlan, congratulated the two shortlisted contenders, Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Australia, who have been involved in the year-long Risk Mitigation Activity (...

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Huge opportunities for NZ Defence industry

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The Government’s planned investment in Defence over the next 15 years represents a huge opportunity for New Zealand companies, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. Mr Mitchell told Defence industry representatives last night that the country needs a Defence Force that is equipped and supported to respond to a rapidly changing strategic e...

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LAND 400 CRV blast testing complete

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A final series of blast tests have been completed on the two shortlisted contenders vying to become the Australian Defence Force’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle. To assess their survivability, Rheinmetall’s Boxer and BAE Systems Australia’s AMV-35, were exposed to simulated mine blasts at Defence’s Pro...

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BAE Systems unveils defence hub location

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BAE Systems Australia has announced plans to combine its Victorian maritime, aerospace and land businesses into a single defence hub at Fishermans Bend, which would become the biggest of its type in Australia and would be the site of manufacturing for the Army's Armed Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles. BAE is projecting up to 1,000 enginee...

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Talisman Saber 2017

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The United States (US) and Australian Defence Forces have proven their interoperability in a major land warfare scenario in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area last night with an intense final assault on the ‘enemy’. More than 33,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines from Australia,  the US, New Zealand, Japan and Canada have s...

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Growler full fleet arrive in Australia

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, together with Air Vice Marshal Steven Roberton, Air Commander Australia; today welcomed the full fleet of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to RAAF Base Amberley. Since the first two Growlers arrived in Australia in February 2017, the fleet has grown to the full twelve aircraf...

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$582M for Wedgetail to remain world-best

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Australian Government will upgrade the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control capability. The $582.5 million upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-2022. Be...

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Government strengthens local involvement with changes to tender process

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced changes that will strengthen the requirement for Australian involvement in Defence projects. “We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister Pyne said. “The Australian Industry Capability Pla...

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