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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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Attack class submarine design contract signed

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Momentum continues to build on the Attack class program with the Submarine Design Contract now also signed. It comes less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said th...

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Australia and New Zealand Commit to stronger cooperation

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Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP hosted his New Zealand counterpart, Minister of Defence and Minister for Veterans, the Hon Ron Mark in Adelaide today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ANZDMM). Minister Pyne said the discussion focused on enhancing Australian and New Zealand s...

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Australian Military Sales Catalogue launched

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The third edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue has been launched, showcasing  world-leading Australian defence industry products, services and technology available for export to foreign governments. The 2019 Catalogue is almost twice the size of last year’s. Growing defence exports strengthens Australia’s defenc...

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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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