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Australia to get nuclear-powered submarines under new AUKUS Alliance, will scrap $90B program to build French-designed subs

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In one of what is probably the most significant national security decisions in decades, the Federal Government announced, last night, that they will acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines, effectively scrapping the $90B submarine program with Naval Group. The details of the plan to purchase the nuclear subs will be determined over the nex...

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Acceleration of the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise

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The 2020 Defence Strategic Update identified the need for Defence to act with greater independence in an increasingly contested strategic environment. In March 2021, the Government announced the acceleration of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise (the Enterprise) to boost skilled jobs and help secure Australia...

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Australian Defence Apparel wins NZDF supply and managed services contract

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Melbourne-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) has secured the wearable supply and managed services contract with the NZ Defence Force. Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) have designed and made clothes for the Australian military for about a century. ADA confirm the intention to deliver the NZDF the very latest in research, development and de...

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Australia gets serious with the US on development and testing of high speed long-range hypersonic weapons

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The Australian government is delivering on its commitment to develop high-speed long-range strike capabilities to build a more capable and agile Australian Defence Force (ADF). Last week Australia and the United States signed a new collaborative agreement to develop and test hypersonic cruise missile prototypes. This agreement will take place...

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Additional defence investment to stimulate economy announced

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Military bases will be upgraded, a new ship built for humanitarian missions in the Pacific and dozens of former Qantas and Virgin aircraft engineers hired under a $1 billion package to enlist the Defence Force to boost the economy and underpin 4000 jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce the stimulus package, which also includes increa...

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Australia to invest $1.3bn in new Unmanned Aircraft Systems development program

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The Federal Government has announced an investment of up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program aimed at enhancing situational awareness across Australia’s maritime environment. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the Maritime UAS Continuous Development program will ensure Defence maintains leading-ed...

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ASC seeks Future Frigate supply partners

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ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging circumstances imposed by COVID-19. A live webinar was held on May 22 by the business leaders and supply chain team, which provided an update on opportunities available with the Hunter-class Frigate Program. The program aims to contract local b...

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Air Force and Boeing roll out First Loyal Wingman aircraft

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The first military aircraft to be designed and built in Australia in more than 50 years has been rolled out as part of a partnership between the Royal Australian Air Force and Boeing Australia. The Morrison Government has invested up to $40 million in the Boeing Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program, alongside Boeing’s largest...

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Australian industry maximised in Future Submarine Program

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Statement from Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC; "Following my meeting with French Minister of Defence Florence Parly in Munich, I welcome the French Government’s continued commitment to maximising Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine program. I have received an undertaking from Minister P...

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Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel keel laying

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The first Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel has reached a significant milestone today with the ceremonial keel laying at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying of the keel for the first vessel to be named Arafura. “The...

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