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Air Defence Project defence industry engagement hits the road

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Australian companies have the chance to win work on the Short Range Ground Based Air Defence System through subcontracting opportunities. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced seven industry showcase events aimed at connecting small to medium businesses with Raytheon Australia, the compa...

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UK looks to CEAFAR for Navy

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The Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne today welcomed the announcement that the British Government will look at the feasibility of fitting cutting-edge Australian radar on future British warships. The announcement made by the Under Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin during her visit to Adela...

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Australia, US sign MOU for development of NextGen Jammer

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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Australia and the US has been signed for the development of the Next Generation Jammer. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies confirmed the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and US Navy signed the MoU to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capabili...

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Industry invited to participate in the 2018 Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has called on Australian Defence industry to submit applications for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue. “The inaugural edition of Defence’s Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue in February 2017 was a resounding s...

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NZ Minister of Defence’s industry awards announced at NZDIA Forum

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The annual Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence were presented at the Defence, Industry, National Security Forum in Wellington last night by Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “I congratulate the winners, and all the finalists, in the various categories,” Mr Mitchell says. “They are an outstanding group of compan...

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Sustaining the capability superiority of Collins

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, have announced two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins submarine fleet until its replacement by the future submarine. “The 2016 Defence White Paper makes it clear submarines are a...

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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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