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Strengthening how Defence does business with Australian industry

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The Morrison Government is strengthening Australian Industry Capability (AIC) and refining the way Defence does business with industry. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, today announced the Government will implement significant improvements to the AIC Program so that oppor...

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More support for business following CDIC review

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A wide-ranging review into the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) has recommended a series of changes aimed at boosting support for Australian defence businesses. The review recommended strengthening of the alignment between Defence, defence industry and the CDIC by relocating it to the Department of Defence. This builds on the Gov...

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Skilling Australia's Defence Industry (SADI) grants program launched

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Small-to-medium businesses will be able to apply for grants of up to half a million dollars from today after Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price launched the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Grants program. The Morrison Government’s SADI program will deliver $39 million over the next three years, w...

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Hawkei ready to enter full rate production

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Army’s new Australian-designed and built Hawkei protected vehicle is ready to enter full-rate production at Thales’ Protected Vehicles facility in Bendigo, Victoria.  The vehicle’s production will support more than 200 local jobs in Bendigo as Victoria deals with the current outbreak of COVID-19, as well as more across the...

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RFT release for Protected Mobile Fires' preferred supplier Hanwha Defense Australia

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The Government’s 2019 election commitment to build 30 self-propelled howitzers, creating up to 350 jobs, is progressing on schedule with the release of a Request for Tender in September 2020 for the Protected Mobile Fires project. The Request for Tender will be released to preferred supplier Hanwha Defence Australia, to build and maintain ...

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Additional defence investment to stimulate economy announced

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Military bases will be upgraded, a new ship built for humanitarian missions in the Pacific and dozens of former Qantas and Virgin aircraft engineers hired under a $1 billion package to enlist the Defence Force to boost the economy and underpin 4000 jobs. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce the stimulus package, which also includes increa...

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Australia to invest $1.3bn in new Unmanned Aircraft Systems development program

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The Federal Government has announced an investment of up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program aimed at enhancing situational awareness across Australia’s maritime environment. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said the Maritime UAS Continuous Development program will ensure Defence maintains leading-ed...

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Royal New Zealand Navy commissions HMNZS Aotearoa Polar-class support vessel

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The Royal New Zealand Navy commissioned the HMNZS Aotearoa, the service's new fleet tanker and sustainment vessel. A commissioning ceremony was held today during which Captain Simon Rooke officially took command of the ship. “In attendance at the ceremony was ship sponsor Her Excellency the Governor-General of New Zealand the Rt Hon ...

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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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Government announces extension of shipbuilding enterprise and opportunities for Australian industry

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The Morrison Government is investing an unprecedented $75 billion in Australia’s maritime capabilities over the next decade, including more than $50 billion in the regeneration and expansion of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) maritime platforms through the naval shipbuilding enterprise. This significant investment builds on the...

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