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Strategic partnering agreement for SEA 1000 to be signed today

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The first of Australia’s fleet of 12 new submarines could be battle-ready by 2034, with the government set to sign a key contract with French contractor Naval Group today. Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne will meet French Armed Service Minister Florence Parly in Canberra to sign the so-called “strategic partne...

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Steel cut for first Offshore Patrol Vessel

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Australia has hit a key milestone in its landmark naval shipbuilding program with the first steel cut for the country’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Australian steel is being used for all 12 OPVs and after being prepared and processed in Western Australia it will be delivered to South Australia. Two ships are being built at Osborne ...

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Sustaining the capability superiority of Collins

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, have announced two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins submarine fleet until its replacement by the future submarine. “The 2016 Defence White Paper makes it clear submarines are a...

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Second Air Warfare Destroyer launched in Adelaide

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The Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program reached a significant milestone in Adelaide today as the second of three destroyers was formally named and launched into Australian waters for the first time. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Personnel, ...

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Successful sea trials for first Air Warfare Destroyer

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Today marks the successful completion of ship builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP said this achievement is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrates the capacity of A...

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Supacat to deliver NZ Special Operations Vehicles

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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to high mobility vehicle specialist Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces.  Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet.&...

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SEA 100 bids submitted as deadline expires

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THE bids from the three countries vying to help Australia build a new fleet of navy submarines have been hand-delivered on old-fashioned computer disks to help ensure the security of the $50 billion project. French shipbuilder DCNS and Germany’s TKMS lodged their tender documents in Canberra ahead of a 7pm deadline on Monday night. Japa...

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SADI funding initiative for defence industry now open for nominations

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Five million dollars' worth of funding is now available to help boost the essential skills of workers in the defence industry sector. The Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, announced the latest round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) initiative today . Mr Andrews encouraged companies to take advantage of this opport...

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Successful boom contact for RAAF multi-role tanker transport

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The first air refuelling boom contact has been made by a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) crew of the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft. During a three-hour flight from RAAF Base Amberley on 13 May 2015, the crew deployed the 17-metre long Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) which is mounted beneath the tail of the fuselage. ...

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Second LHD arrives in Melbourne

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After travelling over 10,000 nautical miles from Ferrol, Spain, Australia’s second and final Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) has arrived in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne. The LHD travelled to Australia on the back of Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin, and once commissioned will be known as HMAS Adelaide.  CEO DMO, Warren King, welcomed the s...

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