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Defence holds firm on AIC targets, reminds primes of their obligations

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The Commonwealth government “won’t be afraid to use a big stick” if defence primes do not meet their AIC obligations, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has warned. In an address to the annual Defence Connect Budget Lunch, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price reaffirmed the government is committed to supporting ...

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Defence staff building key relationships with industry

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Defence employees have started work with small and medium businesses around the country as part of a new Morrison Government program aimed at giving them a hands-on insight into Australia's defence industry. The Defence Industry Secondment Program, launched today, will give Defence staff the opportunity to work inside Austral...

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Government accelerates Sovereign Guided Weapons manufacturing

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The Australian Government will accelerate the creation of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise, boosting skilled jobs and helping secure Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities.   The Department of Defence will now select a strategic industry partner to operate a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability on behal...

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Centenary of Royal Australian Air Force

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The Royal Australian Air Force today marks 100 years of service to Australia with commemorative events in Canberra and at Air Force bases across the nation and overseas. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC highlighted the evolution from biplanes to an air force characterised by high-tech capabilities that delivers effects not on...

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Defence Industries back where it belongs in cabinet

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The Minister for Defence Industry will now sit inside cabinet - where it should have been all along, Prime Minister confirmed this afternoon. In a move broadly supported across defence industry, the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price will join the new Minister for Defence Peter Dutton with the nation's top lawmakers in cabinet....

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Infantry Fighting Vehicle contenders unveiled at Russell

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Two contenders for the largest acquisition project in the history of the Army have been officially unveiled in Canberra today. The new Infantry Fighting Vehicles prototypes are currently under evaluation, and once delivered, the project will provide the Army with an advanced, cutting-edge mounted close combat capability.  The Acting Mini...

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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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Defence to double Loyal Wingman fleet

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The Australian government has bolstered investment in the Loyal Wingman program, requesting the delivery of additional aircraft. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has confirmed that the federal government will invest a further $115 million to procure three additional Loyal Wingman aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), dou...

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Local build for $800m LAND 8710 Phase 1 amphibious capability upgrade

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The Australian Government will invest up to $800 million to acquire new fleets of Australian-built amphibious vehicles and landing craft that will be able to transport land forces with enhanced speed and protection. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Army Littoral Manoeuvre – Light project, LAND 8710 Phase 1 ...

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Defence to invest $1bn in new long-range missile capability

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The Australian Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security. This significant commitment will modernise the Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control. This project will provide Navy with leading-edge long-range anti-ship missiles,...

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