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Minister for Defence applauds $901 million Wedgetail sustainment contract

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Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston says a $901 million dollar Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control support contract unveiled today spells job security for hundreds of Australian workers. Senator Johnston said the support contract extension, signed by the Defence Materiel Organisation, will be undertaken by Boeing Defence Au...

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Australian Navy to acquire Triton UAV long-range capability

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The Government has committed to the acquisition of the highly-capable Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), subject to the successful completion of the US Navy development programme currently under way. These aircraft will patrol Australia’s vast ocean approaches, and work closely with other existing and future Australian Defence Force ass...

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Navantia delivers first batch of LCM-1E landing craft to RAN

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The first four fast landing crafts (LLC) for the Royal Australian Navy departed early March on board a cargo ship from Navantia's facilities in Puerto Real. The remaining eight units are being built by Navantia in different steps of construction, and will be delivered in groups of four during the coming months. The LCM craft, based on landin...

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Northrop Grumman Australia completes acquisition of Qantas Defence Services

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Feb. 27, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Australia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), announced that it has completed the acquisition of Qantas Defence Services Pty Limited, now called Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services Pty Limited (IDS), a provider of integrated logistics, sustai...

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RAAF celebrates 100 years of military aviation

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The Royal Australian Air Force will tomorrow mark 100 years of military aviation in Australia, celebrating the moment when Lieutenant Eric Harrison took off in a Bristol Boxkite aircraft at Point Cook on 1 March 1914.  The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, said it was important to remember the contribution past aviators had ...

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P-8A Poseidon Aircraft to boost Australia’s maritime surveillance capabilities

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The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area equating to nearly 4 per cent of the world...

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NZ Navy hosts largest exercise in decades

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Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the New Zealand Navy’s largest exercise in decades gets underway in Auckland today. “With over 600 personnel from 14 nations and five military ships from New Zealand, Australia, and the Republic of Korea, this is a significant exercise for the New Zealand Navy,” says Dr Coleman. &ldqu...

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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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