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L3 to deliver next-generation airborne electronic warfare (EW) capability to the RAAF

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L3 Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract with an estimated value of more than $1 billion to deliver four aircraft with next-generation airborne electronic warfare (EW) capability to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Known as the MC-55A Peregrine, the contract includes four modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft w...

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Leidos becomes eighth prime contracted under Global Supply Chain Program

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Leidos is the latest defence prime contractor helping Australian small to medium sized companies win work in their international supply chains. As a global science and technology solutions provider, Leidos will provide Australian companies with new bid opportunities that complement the scope of those offered by the other primes in the Global...

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Latest AWD HMAS Brisbane commissioned

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Australia’s national security has been significantly strengthened today with the commissioning of the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Brisbane. The commissioning is an important milestone in the life of the ship, and a special occasion for the thousands of Australians who worked on the Air Warfare D...

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L3 Technologies and Harris announce global merger

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Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies, Inc. have agreed to combine in an all stock merger of equals to create a global defense technology leader, focused on developing differentiated and mission critical solutions for customers around the world. Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors ...

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Locally-made Spike missiles for the Boxer

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The Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry and Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Defence, today confirmed that the Rafael Spike LR2 missile will be the anti-tank guided missile that will arm the Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle. Under project Land 400 Phase 2, Defence will acquire 211 Rheinmetall Boxer combat reconn...

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LAND 400 Ph3 RFT delayed as industry consultation announced

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Defence is seeking input from Australian industry on the proposed tender timeline for LAND 400 Phase 3.  The acquisition of mounted close combat vehicle capability through the tender will be one of Army’s largest purchases. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP  said  consulting on the draft timeline...

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Leonardo to establish new helicopter MRO facility in Melbourne

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Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will emp...

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Lürssen's Australian Offshore Patrol Vessel contract signed

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The multi-billion dollar Offshore Patrol Vessel project is on track after the signing of a contract with Lürssen. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “This contract signature demonstrates the Turnbull G...

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Lürssen design wins OPV tender decision with a twist

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German shipbuilding company Lürssen has won the $3.5 billion contract to design and build Australia's next fleet of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), with construction to be shared between shipyards in Western Australia and South Australia. The first two Luerssen-designed ships will be built in Adelaide by the Government-owned ASC Ship...

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LAND 400 CRV blast testing complete

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A final series of blast tests have been completed on the two shortlisted contenders vying to become the Australian Defence Force’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle. To assess their survivability, Rheinmetall’s Boxer and BAE Systems Australia’s AMV-35, were exposed to simulated mine blasts at Defence’s Pro...

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