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Nupress Tools signs contract to produce precision machined parts for JSF engine

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A Hunter-based company will help keep the Joint Strike Fighter in the air after winning a contract to manufacture parts for the engine that powers the global F-35 fleet. Nupress Tools Pty Ltd and F-35 Program prime contractor Pratt & Whitney have signed a seven-year multi-million dollar contract to produce precision machined small parts for ...

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Northrop Grumman Australia sign Australian Industry Capability deed

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Northrop Grumman Corporation continues to demonstrate its commitment to building Australian defence industry capability with today’s signing of the company’s first Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Deed. Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo, and Warren King, chairman, Northrop Grumman Australia’s Advis...

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NZ launches Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018

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Defence Minister Ron Mark has today launched the Government’s Strategic Defence Policy Statement 2018. The Policy Statement updates New Zealand’s strategic Defence policy settings to reflect the Coalition Government’s foreign policy and national security priorities.  “There have been significant developments in ...

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New Chief of NZ Defence Force Announced by Government

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NZ Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced the appointment of the current Vice Chief of Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, as the new Chief of Defence Force. Air Vice-Marshal Short will take up the position for a term of three years from 1 July, at the conclusion of the term of the current Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General ...

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New Air Combat Systems Program Office (ACSPO) to support F35A platform

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The Air Combat Systems Program Office (ACSPO) was stood up at RAAF Base Williamtown recently as the Australian F-35A Project moves full steam ahead towards First Aircraft Arrival in December. ACSPO, part of Aerospace Systems Division in Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), is the in-service support agency responsible for managing...

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Navantia, BAE Systems confirm AWD maintenance deal.

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Navantia Australia and BAE Systems have signed a contract for the maintenance of Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class air warfare destroyers. According to Navantia, the agreement for “platform system design and engineering assurance services” was signed at the Garden Island Naval Base on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Under the contract, Nav...

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NZ takes delivery of Australian built Special Ops vehicles

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Supacat's fleet of Special Operations Vehicles-Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) has been accepted by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 16 January. The fleet is expected to enter into service with the New Zealand Defence Force in early 2018. Based on the latest Mk II version of Supacat’s HMT Extend, the SOV-MH ve...

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New Hawkei deploys to Middle East

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Australia’s new Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles have deployed into a warzone for the first time. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the Army had successfully deployed two Hawkei vehicles into the Middle East Region, as part of a Defence tria...

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Naval Group seeks Australian suppliers for SEA 1000

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Naval Group has released Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) for the Future Submarine Program’s (FSP) major equipment and common technologies. “We are seeking Australian companies to take part in the largest Defence acquisition project in Australia’s history, a project that will span 50 years,&rdq...

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NZ Minister of Defence’s industry awards announced at NZDIA Forum

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The annual Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence were presented at the Defence, Industry, National Security Forum in Wellington last night by Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “I congratulate the winners, and all the finalists, in the various categories,” Mr Mitchell says. “They are an outstanding group of compan...

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