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Defence to create Space Division HQ within RAAF

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Defence will establish a Space Division headquarters within the Royal Australian Air Force in early 2022, with personnel from all areas within Defence reflecting the importance of the Space domain. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC, said assured access to Space was critical to enabling Defence’s multi-domain operations. ...

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Defence holds firm on AIC targets, reminds primes of their obligations

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The Commonwealth government “won’t be afraid to use a big stick” if defence primes do not meet their AIC obligations, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has warned. In an address to the annual Defence Connect Budget Lunch, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price reaffirmed the government is committed to supporting ...

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Defence staff building key relationships with industry

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Defence employees have started work with small and medium businesses around the country as part of a new Morrison Government program aimed at giving them a hands-on insight into Australia's defence industry. The Defence Industry Secondment Program, launched today, will give Defence staff the opportunity to work inside Austral...

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Defence Industries back where it belongs in cabinet

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The Minister for Defence Industry will now sit inside cabinet - where it should have been all along, Prime Minister confirmed this afternoon. In a move broadly supported across defence industry, the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price will join the new Minister for Defence Peter Dutton with the nation's top lawmakers in cabinet....

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Defence to double Loyal Wingman fleet

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The Australian government has bolstered investment in the Loyal Wingman program, requesting the delivery of additional aircraft. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has confirmed that the federal government will invest a further $115 million to procure three additional Loyal Wingman aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), dou...

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Defence to invest $1bn in new long-range missile capability

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The Australian Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security. This significant commitment will modernise the Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control. This project will provide Navy with leading-edge long-range anti-ship missiles,...

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Department of Defence seeks industry feedback on draft AIC Enhanced Contractual Framework

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The Department of Defence is seeking industry feedback on an enhanced Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Contractual Framework. The Draft AIC Enhanced Contractual Framework and related supporting artefacts are intended to provide specific and measurable AIC commitments that promote greater accountability for achieving the AIC objecti...

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Defence seeks innovative partner to deliver the next generation of Integrated Soldier System as ISSB brief goes virtual

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Defence is seeking an industry partner to provide prime vendor services for product acquisition, integration and support to help deliver the Integrated Soldier System project. The establishment of this partnership is part of the Australian Defence Force’s continuous modernisation of the dismounted combatant capability, under the Integrated...

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Delivering the next generation of capability for the Australian Army

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The first of the fleet of new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) for the Australian Defence Force has been unveiled at a ceremony at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. The 211 new Boxer 8x8 CRVs will be delivered by Rheinmetall Defence Australia under the $5 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability program. Minister for...

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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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