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Warren King hits back at Ai Group Defence Council

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CEO DMO, Mr Warren King, has stated that the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) has made significant progress on budget and project performance since its formation in 2000 and in particular since the Kinnaird Review and transition to a prescribed agency in 2005. Mr King’s comments come in response to a recent media article which...

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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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General Keating assumes NZ Defence Force command

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Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated newly promoted Lieutenant General Tim Keating, who has today assumed command of the NZ Defence Force. “It has been a fitting ceremony to mark the departure of out-going Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, who has handed-over to Lieutenant General Keating,”...

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First MH-60R accepted by RAN

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The first two MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters were accepted by the Royal Australian Navy at an ‘In Service Date’ ceremony conducted by NUSQN 725 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th January.  The first two of twenty-four airframes on order from Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin, were delivered to t...

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Second LHD Australia-bound

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The hull of the second and last of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Landing Helicopter Docks (LHD) has departed Spain. The LHD hull will be transported to Melbourne, Australia, by the Heavy Lift Ship Blue Marlin. The hull was built at the Navantia Ferrol shipyard in Spain. The hull of the second and last of the Royal Australian Navy&rs...

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DMO loads up direct link to Australian + New Zealand Defence Directory

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DMO have now delivered on their recent decision to establish a direct link between the DRN (Defence Restricted Network) and the DMO website with the Australian + New Zealand Defence Directory. This presents a big step forward in ensuring all those with an industry capability focus, right across all aspects of DoD, can now benefit from universal,...

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Jamaica buys 12 Bushmasters

in Prime Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

06 December 2013 Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply 12 Bushmaster vehicles to the Jamaica Defence Force. The vehicles are all troop carrier variants equipped with Thales’s SOTAS M2 communication system, and deliveries will begin in 2015. The contract also includes a five-year support package to ensure the highest levels...

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New NZ defence chief confirmed

in Dept of Defence News by ANZDD 0 Reviews

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced that the new Chief of Defence Force will be Major General Tim Keating. Currently the Vice Chief of Defence Force, Major General Keating will be promoted to Lieutenant General and will take over from Lieutenant General Rhys Jones on 1 February 2014 for a three year term. “I congratulate M...

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Australia's Chinook mission in Afghanistan complete

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Rotary Wing Group - Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its five-month mission in Afghanistan. RWG-8 marked the End of Mission during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on 14 September. The KAF-based RWG consisted of two CH-47D Chinook medium lift helicopters operating throughout the Afghan summer months a...

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ANZAC Class frigate comms upgrade announced

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2 December 2013 Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Defence has awarded two multi-million dollar contracts to Selex ES Ltd for the acquisition and support of modernised communication systems for the Royal Australian Navy’s eight ANZAC Class frigates. Senator Johnston said the modernisation of the communication...

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