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Naval Group confirms 60% local spend during $90bn construction of Attack-class subs

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Naval Group has agreed to formalise a figure of 60 per cent spending in Australia during construction of the Attack-class submarines. The Morrison government and French submarine company Naval Group have reached an agreement in principle guaranteeing 60 per cent spending in Australia during the life of the $90bn construction of 12 Attack-class s...

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Naval Group opens first local manufacturing packages for SEA 1000 industry partners

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Australian industry will benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in work packages for the Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program, supporting hundreds of Australian jobs and creating new opportunities for Australian businesses. The Morrison Government and Naval Group today launched a new campaign seeking Expressions of Interest...

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New Bushmaster armoured vehicles for New Zealand Army

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The New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of a fleet of Bushmaster vehicles to replace the New Zealand Army’s armoured Pinzgauers, Defence Minister Ron Mark has announced today. The new fleet of 43 Australian-designed and built Bushmaster NZ5.5 will provide better protection for personnel and improved carrying capacity. &ld...

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Navy opens new warfighting agency

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The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralised warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict. The Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) into a centralised body to support current and future capabilitie...

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New Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans offer more help for defence business

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The government is helping Australian small businesses to invest more in our defence industry, with the release of the first two of our Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced the Plans for Munitions and Small Arms Research, Design, Developme...

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Naval Group subcontracts Babcock for critical equipment for Attack Class submarines

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The subcontract for another critical piece of equipment for the Future Submarine Program has been signed between Naval Group and Babcock for the procurement of the Weapon Discharge System (WDS) responsible for launching the Attack Class submarines weaponry. In Australia, Babcock has been providing engineering and through life support for the Co...

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Navy launches Industry Engagement Strategy

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In line with the Morrison Government’s priorities, Defence has reinforced its commitment to work more closely with industry in the new Navy Industry Engagement Strategy. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP launched the Strategy with the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, at the Pacific...

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Naval Group proposes CANTO build in Australia

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Naval Group has submitted a proposal to the Australian government to partner with local industry to produce its CANTO anti-torpedo decoys for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the company has announced. Naval Group said that its proposal contains a commitment to transfer skills and knowledge to Australia to support local manufacturing of the syst...

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New US Army robotic systems nearly ready for prime time

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The US Army is picking up steam in its pursuit of robotic systems with a slew of platforms coming down the pipeline. Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general and head of the futures and concepts center at Army Futures Command — which is spearheading the service’s highest priority modernization efforts — recently asked fo...

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NZ's Defence Capability Plan 2019 released

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Minister of Defence Ron Mark has today released the Defence Capability Plan 2019.  The Defence Capability Plan sets out the Government’s indicative planned investments in the New Zealand Defence Force. It covers all capability investments out to 2030, and signals investments following 2030 that will be assessed through ...

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