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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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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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