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TAE Aerospace completes first F135 engine module repair outside of the US

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TAE Aerospace—based in Ipswich, Australia—announced today that it has completed repair of its first Pratt & Whitney F135 engine fan module for the F-35Lightning II fighter aircraft. This marks the first time depot maintenance has been completed on anF135 engine module outside of the United States. The Australian company was first...

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Thales' Australian Munitions to support NZDF through to 2037

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Thales Australia's Australian Munitions (AM) business has entered an agreement with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to continue to supply ammunition and ordnance until 2037. Thales Australia said on 10 December that the accord, which expands existing contractual arrangements, features the design and production of "bespoke small...

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Third and final Air Warfare Destroyer enters sea trials

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The Australian Defence Force’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), Sydney, has commenced its first phase of sea trials which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems...

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Tony Fraser appointed to head Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

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Mr Anthony Fraser, AO, CSC has been appointed as the head of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence. He will lead CASG at a time of unprecedented investment in Australian Defence capability. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven C...

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Thales Hawkei and CEA Tactical Radar = the best of Australian capability

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Today at Land Forces 2018, CEA Technologies showcased the first of type land-based prototype radar of their highly successful maritime-based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA). The prototype, referred to as the CEA Tactical Radar, or CEATAC, has been specifically designed for carriage by the Australian-designed and built Thales Hawkei ve...

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Testing completed for new Australian LAND 400 combat vehicles

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Testing to support the selection process for the Australian Army’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) has finished on schedule. Head Land Systems Division, Major General David Coghlan, congratulated the two shortlisted contenders, Rheinmetall and BAE Systems Australia, who have been involved in the year-long Risk Mitigation Activity (...

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Talisman Saber 2017

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The United States (US) and Australian Defence Forces have proven their interoperability in a major land warfare scenario in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area last night with an intense final assault on the ‘enemy’. More than 33,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines from Australia,  the US, New Zealand, Japan and Canada have s...

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Thales awarded Collins sonar upgrade design

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced that Thales Australia has been awarded a $100 million contract  to design a major sonar system upgrade for Collins class submarines. Minister Pyne said Thales Australia will engage other Australian-based companies including Sonartech Atlas and L3 Ocean...

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The game has changed - CASG trials future contracting model

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The Department of Defence and Jacobs Australia have signed a contract to deliver capability to the Australian Defence Force through a new Managing Contractor model. The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Groups’ Land Systems Division has been selected to pilot the new delivery model which will see Jacobs Australia undertake the traditi...

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Then there were four for Land 400 Phase 2

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Following recent news on the withdrawal on the Boeing-Iveco bid for Land 400 Phase 2 comes news of the decision by Raytheon-Nexter bid to follow suit. On the other hand, it is all but confirmed that a joint bid comprising Elbit Systems and Singapore's St Kinetics will be throwing their hat into the ring before the tender deadline expires on 6th...

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