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Government invites industry input into ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review

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The Minister for Defence Industry engaged with the Australian Defence industry which identified a number of opportunities to improve Defence engagement with industry and to build a more resilient Defence industrial base.  A key opportunity identified is that it may be timely for the Department of Defence (Defence) to conduct a review of the...

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Government announces extension of shipbuilding enterprise and opportunities for Australian industry

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The Morrison Government is investing an unprecedented $75 billion in Australia’s maritime capabilities over the next decade, including more than $50 billion in the regeneration and expansion of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) maritime platforms through the naval shipbuilding enterprise. This significant investment builds on the...

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Government supporting Australia's defence industry

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The Morrison Government is providing certainty and funding to help Australian companies through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked payments to defence industry a key feature of initial assistance to help mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This will mean some suppliers will receive payment up to two weeks earlier than ...

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Government invests $150 million to modernise Army's geospatial capability

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The Australian Government will invest $150 million in the next generation of Army’s geospatial support capability. Forming part of the LAND 1771 Tranche 1 project, land forces will be able to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data. This will result in Army commanders making faster decisions whil...

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General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’ downselected for AIR 7003

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The Australian Government’s $1.3 billion program to deliver a cutting-edge armed remotely-piloted aircraft system is a step closer with the down-selection of the General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’. The next phase will focus on developing the MQ-9B acquisition proposal, which is scheduled for government consideration in 2021-2...

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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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