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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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CDIC holding a Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program networking event at Avalon 2019

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Are you looking to supply into the global markets of the defence primes? Do you think you are internationally competitive and have a product or service that may be of interest to the primes? The Centre for Defence Industry Capability is holding a Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program networking event at Avalon 2019, with representatives from Boe...

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Capability additions to LAND 400 platforms

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The Australian Defence Force has asked Rheinmetall Defence to evaluate Israel’s Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS) developed by Elbit Systems’ IMI. Brigadier Greg McGlone, Australian Army Director General, Armored Fighting Vehicles, broke the news at the International Armoured vehicles 2019 conference (#IAVevent) in London today. ...

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Chinese Navy ship seen carrying an apparent railgun capable of firing hypersonic projectiles

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A Chinese naval warship has been pictured out at sea carrying what appears to be an electromagnetic railgun. A photo taken and posted by Weibo user (and prominent defence blogger) Haohan-Red Shark, purports to show the Type 072II Yuting-class tank landing ship Haiyangshan with a railgun mounted on its bow. Compared to conventional artillery t...

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Airbus awarded RAAF C-130J contract extension

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Airbus Australia Pacific (Airbus) has been awarded a two year contract extension to provide sustainment services through to 2024, including engineering, maintenance, and supply support for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) C-130J fleet.  Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the contract extensi...

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RUAG Australia collaborates with local researchers to explore use of laser metal deposition for aircraft repairs

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RUAG Australia is working together with leading Australian researchers to investigate the use of laser metal deposition (LMD) production technology for faster and more cost-effective aircraft repairs. The collaborative... Laser metal deposition (LMD) is an additive manufacturing process akin to 3D production technology. Metal powder is fed into ...

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Air Force Joint Strike Fighters arrive in Australia

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In an historic day in Australian aviation, the first two F-35A Joint Strike Fighters to be permanently based in Australia arrived at RAAF Base Williamtown.  The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, were there to welcome the aircraft and RAAF fighter pilots who flew th...

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UGL-NSM to support Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock fleet

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CIMIC Group company UGL, as part of the Naval Ship Management joint venture, has secured an asset management program agreement for up to 15 years to support the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock and Landing Craft vessels. Naval Ship Management has been appointed as Asset Steward of the 14 vessels, in a program ...

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BAE Systems selects Combat Systems Integration partners for Hunter Class Frigate Program

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BAE Systems Australia today announced that it has selected Lockheed Martin Australia and Saab Australia to partner with the company to deliver the Combat System Integration on the Hunter Class frigates. The decision further supports the development of an Australian combat systems industry that will underpin the Australian Government&rs...

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Government announces grants program to assist defence SMEs

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The Australian Government is backing small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to help build the nation’s sovereign capability to keep Australia safe and secure. A dedicated annual grants program will provide up to $17 million to Australian SMEs to grow a deeper and broader Australian defence industrial base to support the A...

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