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Government announces grants program to assist defence SMEs

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The Australian Government is backing small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help build the nation’s sovereign capability to keep Australia safe and secure. A dedicated annual grants program will provide up to $17 million to Australian SMEs to grow a deeper and broader Australian defence industrial base to support the A...

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Government launches major job-creating defence export strategy

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The Federal Government today announced the unlocking of more jobs and investment in Australia’s defence sector, with the release of the new Defence Export Strategy. The landmark document sets out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the top ten global defence exporters within the next decade. It is an ambitious, positive pla...

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Growler full fleet arrive in Australia

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, together with Air Vice Marshal Steven Roberton, Air Commander Australia; today welcomed the full fleet of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to RAAF Base Amberley. Since the first two Growlers arrived in Australia in February 2017, the fleet has grown to the full twelve aircraf...

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Government strengthens local involvement with changes to tender process

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced changes that will strengthen the requirement for Australian involvement in Defence projects. “We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister Pyne said. “The Australian Industry Capability Pla...

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Government announces DCNS to build Future submarine program

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The Turnbull Government today announces that the next generation of submarines for Australia will be constructed at the Adelaide shipyard, securing thousands of jobs and ensuring the project will play a key part in the transition of our economy. DCNS of France has been selected as our preferred international partner for the design of the 12 Futu...

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Government announces plans for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry

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The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over the next 20 years the Government will invest over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy. This critical investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades....

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General Dynamics and Thales announce agreement to team for LAND 400

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General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia have signed a teaming memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the intention to submit a bid in response to the Land 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability Request For Tender. General Dynamics and Thales have a proven track record of working together across a broad range of vehicle...

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Government approves acquisition of replacement aviation fire trucks

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Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the Government has approved the acquisition of a replacement aviation fire truck for the Australian Defence Force’s Titan Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting vehicle fleet. Senator Johnston said the 28 new aviation fire trucks are capable of aircraft crash rescue and emergency respo...

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Gearing up for Land Forces 2014

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LAND FORCES 2014 will provide the ideal platform for Australian and international providers of defence equipment and services to promote their capabilities to decision makers from around the world. Held in Brisbane and therefore close to many of the Australian Army’s core operational headquarters and combat formations, LAND FORCES 2014 has...

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Government approves acquisition of additional F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

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The Government has approved the acquisition of an additional 58 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The fifth generation F-35 is the most advanced fighter in production anywhere in the world and will make a vital contribution to our national security. Together with the Super Hornet and Growler electronic warfare aircraft, th...

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