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Australian industry wins more work on Joint Strike Fighter MRO

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Australia has been chosen to provide Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade for significantly more componentry of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in the Asia-Pacific Region. This is yet another boost to Australia’s involvement in the F-35 Program and a major show of confidence in our nation’s defence industry.  The Minister fo...

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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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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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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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Australia grounds JSF fleet after US Marine Corps F-35 in catastrophic engine failure and crash

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The crash and destruction of one of America's most sophisticated and expensive combat warplanes — an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — has led to the immediate grounding of Australia's entire fleet of the aircraft. Key points: An American F-35 suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed The ADF has grounded its f...

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ADF receives 1,044 additional new-generation medium and heavy trucks under LAND 121 Phase 5B

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The Australian Defence Force’s land capabilities will be further enhanced with the purchase of 1044 additional new-generation medium and heavy trucks, 872 modules and 812 trailers, worth $1.4 billion. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the additional medium and heavy trucks and their associated modules and trai...

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Austal excluded from OPV project

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After months of ongoing negotiations, Lürssen Australia has confirmed Austal will not be taking part in the Offshore Patrol Vessel contract. In a statement, Lürssen Australia, the prime contractor and designer for the Australian government’s SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel program, confirmed it has moved to conclude comm...

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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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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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Army receives next-generation trucks and trailers

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the first deliveries of a new generation of trucks and trailers to Army’s 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. “These trucks, trailers and modules will revolutionise Defence’s logistics capability for decades to come and hundreds of jobs have b...

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