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Submissions for Army Innovation Day 2020 closing soon

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The Australian Army in collaboration with the Defence Innovation Hub is seeking innovative proposals for Army Innovation Day (AID) 2020. Army Innovation Day (AID) 2020 provides an opportunity for Defence industry to present a range of innovative ideas and technologies for development. his year’s theme is Enhanced Land Force Support Syst...

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RFI for Air Warfare Destroyer sustainment supply chain closes 28th February

in Prime Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

An RFI for repairable inventory repair and overhaul services for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) supply chain closes soon on Friday, 28th February. The Naval Construction Branch (NCB) has been established to become the Australian centre of excellence of naval ship building expertise, the manager of naval ship building infrastructure...

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Boeing Australia completes first ‘loyal wingman’ fuselage

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Boeing Australia has completed assembly of the fuselage structure of the first 'loyal wingman' unmanned aircraft it is developing in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The Australian subsidiary of the larger Boeing company announced this milestone for the first of three prototypes for the Loyal Wingman - Advanced Dev...

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Project Overlander achieves Initial operating capability

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The government’s $5 billion investment in Army’s next generation logistic vehicle fleet has achieved Initial Operating Capability and is ready for Australian Defence Force (ADF) training and major exercises. Under Project Overlander – LAND 121 Phase 3B and Phase 5B – 3,751 vehicles, 4,730 modules and 2,565 trailers will b...

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Navy opens new warfighting agency

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The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralised warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict. The Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) into a centralised body to support current and future capabilitie...

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LAND 400 Phase 3 industry capability roadshow commences in March

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The CDIC has announced an Australian industry capability roadshow for the multibillion-dollar LAND 400 Phase 3 program for the Australian Army throughout March and April. The Mounted Close Combat Capability (LAND 400 Phase 3) project will replace the current M113 armoured personnel carrier with up to 450 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and up t...

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Government invests $150 million to modernise Army's geospatial capability

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The Australian Government will invest $150 million in the next generation of Army’s geospatial support capability. Forming part of the LAND 1771 Tranche 1 project, land forces will be able to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data. This will result in Army commanders making faster decisions whil...

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New Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans offer more help for defence business

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The government is helping Australian small businesses to invest more in our defence industry, with the release of the first two of our Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced the Plans for Munitions and Small Arms Research, Design, Developme...

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Thales' Australian Munitions to support NZDF through to 2037

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Thales Australia's Australian Munitions (AM) business has entered an agreement with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to continue to supply ammunition and ordnance until 2037. Thales Australia said on 10 December that the accord, which expands existing contractual arrangements, features the design and production of "bespoke small...

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General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’ downselected for AIR 7003

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The Australian Government’s $1.3 billion program to deliver a cutting-edge armed remotely-piloted aircraft system is a step closer with the down-selection of the General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’. The next phase will focus on developing the MQ-9B acquisition proposal, which is scheduled for government consideration in 2021-2...

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