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RAN welcomes NUSHIP Stalwart

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The Royal Australian Navy is another step closer to welcoming its new fleet of support tankers into service, following the successful launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at today’s ceremony in Ferrol, Spain. The delivery into service of the Supply class replenishment vessels from next year will provide Navy with vital afloat logistics support to ena...

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$28 million innovation boost to Australia's defence SMEs

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The Federal Government has awarded 15 contracts valued at more than $28 million to Australian small businesses who are developing cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the Defence Innovation Hub was investing ...

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Special forces gain $3b equipment boost under Project GREYFIN

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Australia's elite special forces will gain new cutting-edge body armour, weapons, and parachuting and climbing systems as part of a $3 billion investment from the federal government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce on Monday the approval the first stage of Project GREYFIN, which will provide the first $500 million of the multib...

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Defence and industry sign agreement on engagement principles

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Ai Group and the Department of Defence have signed an agreement on industry engagement and negotiation principles. Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox and Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Deputy Secretary Tony Fraser signed the Engagement and Negotiation Principles in Canberra today on behalf of defence industry and Def...

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Naval Group proposes CANTO build in Australia

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Naval Group has submitted a proposal to the Australian government to partner with local industry to produce its CANTO anti-torpedo decoys for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the company has announced. Naval Group said that its proposal contains a commitment to transfer skills and knowledge to Australia to support local manufacturing of the syst...

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New US Army robotic systems nearly ready for prime time

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The US Army is picking up steam in its pursuit of robotic systems with a slew of platforms coming down the pipeline. Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general and head of the futures and concepts center at Army Futures Command — which is spearheading the service’s highest priority modernization efforts — recently asked fo...

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Contract signed for new NASAMS Air Defence System

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today announced the signing of an acquisition contract between Defence and Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd as part of the Government’s investment for the supply of a new short range ground based air defence capability. Minister...

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NZ's Defence Capability Plan 2019 released

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Minister of Defence Ron Mark has today released the Defence Capability Plan 2019.  The Defence Capability Plan sets out the Government’s indicative planned investments in the New Zealand Defence Force. It covers all capability investments out to 2030, and signals investments following 2030 that will be assessed through ...

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New look Defence portfolio appointments announced

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has officially revealed his new look cabinet and ministerial team, with the Defence portfolio playing a major role in the returned Coalition government. Defence Connect can today confirm the appointment of senator Linda Reynolds, CSC, as Australia's Minister for Defence succeeding Christopher Pyne, with Melissa ...

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RNZN’s future hydrography ship arrives in New Zealand

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The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel, which will be known as HMNZS Manawanui once commissioned, sailed into Wellington Harbour on 12 May after leaving the Dan...

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