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First new Guardian Class Patrol Boat launched

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The first vessel from the Turnbull Government’s $90 billion continuous shipbuilding program has been launched. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Austal launched the first of 21 new Pacific Patrol Boats – named the Guardian Class – at Henderson in Western Australia. “T...

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French naval and maritime trade mission lands

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Following a decisive first trade mission in early 2016, a delegation of 13 companies from the French Sea Innovation Cluster (Pole Mer) is returning to Australia to showcase their capabilities and innovative products and services.  The delegation’s primary purpose is to establish new French-Australian business partnerships in order to ...

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Fincantieri announces GSC roadshow engagement

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Fincantieri are delighted to invite you to the Fincantieri Australia Procurement Supply Chain Road Show 2017, which will be held next year in four Australian cities: Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. The aim of the Road Show is to acquire a deeper understanding of Australian shipbuilding capabilities and to explore every opportunity to esta...

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From concern to exemplar – Collins Class submarine sustainment

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Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann have congratulated the Collins Class Submarine Sustainment Program at ASC, following an independent follow-up review on the progress made in addressing the findings of the or...

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First contract signed with DCNS to commence SEA 1000 design phase

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the next significant step in the building of Australia’s Future Submarines with the signing of the contract between the Government and DCNS to commence the design phase of the Program. Mr Pyne said the s...

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First RAAF KC-30A operational boom refuelling with an E-7A Wedgetail above Iraq

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A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has used its air‑to‑air refuelling boom for the first time on operations while refuelling a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail last week during a Coalition mission above Iraq.   The air-to-air boom refuelling process involved two large aircraft, military versions of the Airbus A33...

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First RAAF C-27J Spartan arrives

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Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the base’s establishment.   The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s military capability for...

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First Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Hobart, launched in Adelaide

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SA Premier Jay Weatherill has used the launch of the first Air Warfare Destroyer to push South Australia's credentials to build the next generation of submarines. The first of three ships being built as part of the Federal Government's Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, the HMAS Hobart, has been launched, with thousands of workers atte...

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First pass approval for replacement national support base aviation refuelling vehicles

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The Australian Government has given First Pass approval for Joint Project 157 Phase 1 – Replacement National Support Base Aviation Refuelling Vehicles. Australian industry is encouraged to tender for the project, which offers a number of opportunities for Australian industry involvement both in the acquisition and the support pha...

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First Australian-made vertical tails installed on F-35 Lightning II

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FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 16, 2014 – The first vertical tails manufactured by Australian company, Marand, were installed Nov. 13 on the F-35 Lightning II known as AF-73 in Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas.                &...

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