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Chinese Navy ship seen carrying an apparent railgun capable of firing hypersonic projectiles

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A Chinese naval warship has been pictured out at sea carrying what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun. A photo taken and posted by Weibo user (and prominent defence blogger) Haohan-Red Shark, purports to show the Type 072II Yuting-class tank landing ship Haiyangshan with a railgun mounted on its bow. Compared to conventional artillery t...

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Airbus awarded RAAF C-130J contract extension

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Airbus Australia Pacific (Airbus) has been awarded a two year contract extension to provide sustainment services through to 2024, including engineering, maintenance, and supply support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) C-130J fleet.  Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the contract extensi...

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RUAG Australia collaborates with local researchers to explore use of laser metal deposition for aircraft repairs

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RUAG Australia is working together with leading Australian researchers to investigate the use of laser metal deposition (LMD) production technology for faster and more cost-effective aircraft repairs. The collaborative... Laser metal deposition (LMD) is an additive manufacturing process akin to 3D production technology. Metal powder is fed into ...

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Air Force Joint Strike Fighters arrive in Australia

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In an historic day in Australian aviation, the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters to be permanently based in Australia arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown.  The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, were there to welcome the aircraft and RAAF fighter pilots who flew th...

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UGL-NSM to support Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock fleet

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CIMIC Group company UGL, as part of the Naval Ship Management joint venture, has secured an asset management program agreement for up to 15 years to support the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Craft vessels. Naval Ship Management has been appointed as Asset Steward of the 14 vessels, in a program ...

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BAE Systems selects Combat Systems Integration partners for Hunter Class Frigate Program

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BAE Systems Australia today announced that it has selected Lockheed Martin Australia and Saab Australia to partner with the company to deliver the Combat System Integration on the Hunter Class frigates. The decision further supports the development of an Australian combat systems industry that will underpin the Australian Government&rs...

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Government announces grants program to assist defence SMEs

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The Australian Government is backing small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help build the nation’s sovereign capability to keep Australia safe and secure. A dedicated annual grants program will provide up to $17 million to Australian SMEs to grow a deeper and broader Australian defence industrial base to support the A...

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Leidos becomes eighth prime contracted under Global Supply Chain Program

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Leidos is the latest defence prime contractor helping Australian small to medium sized companies win work in their international supply chains. As a global science and technology solutions provider, Leidos will provide Australian companies with new bid opportunities that complement the scope of those offered by the other primes in the Global...

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Latest AWD HMAS Brisbane commissioned

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Australia’s national security has been significantly strengthened today with the commissioning of the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Brisbane. The commissioning is an important milestone in the life of the ship, and a special occasion for the thousands of Australians who worked on the Air Warfare D...

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Australian Navy commissions first unmanned aircraft squadron

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The Australian Navy has commissioned its first experimental squadron to explore the use of unmanned aircraft systems at sea. There have been a number of people working with unmanned aircraft since the 1950s, when towing aircraft were used in training exercises. Since 2012, newer models of these aircraft, which function like a highly sophistic...

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