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2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan released

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The 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan, released on 1 July 2020, outline a new strategy for Defence and the capability investments to deliver it. The Strategic Update sets out the challenges in Australia’s strategic environment and their implications for Defence planning. It provides a new strategic policy framewor...

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Royal New Zealand Navy's newest and largest-ever vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa leaves for NZ

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The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)’s largest-ever vessel built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) departed for its maiden voyage home. HHI announced today (June 10) that it held a sail-off ceremony for the 26,000-ton logistics support vessel, HMNZS Aotearoa. The vessel, measuring 173.2m in length and 24.5m in width will support operations fo...

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ASC seeks Future Frigate supply partners

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ASC Shipbuilding has engaged with about 350 Australian suppliers despite the challenging circumstances imposed by COVID-19. A live webinar was held on May 22 by the business leaders and supply chain team, which provided an update on opportunities available with the Hunter-class Frigate Program. The program aims to contract local b...

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Final AWD HMAS Sydney V takes its place in the Royal Australian Navy

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Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer program has officially come to an end with the commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC said her commissioning marks a significant milestone in the Morrison Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan. “The commissioning of the final H...

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LAND FORCES postponed until June 2021

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Organisers AMDA have announced that, because of the impacts of COVID-19, LAND FORCES will be unable to proceed in September this year as initially intended and that the decision has been taken to defer until next year. They have identified new dates from 1 to 3 June 2021, remaining at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. AMDA CEO ...

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Air Force and Boeing roll out First Loyal Wingman aircraft

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The first military aircraft to be designed and built in Australia in more than 50 years has been rolled out as part of a partnership between the Royal Australian Air Force and Boeing Australia. The Morrison Government has invested up to $40 million in the Boeing Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program, alongside Boeing’s largest...

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Defence seeks innovative partner to deliver the next generation of Integrated Soldier System as ISSB brief goes virtual

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Defence is seeking an industry partner to provide prime vendor services for product acquisition, integration and support to help deliver the Integrated Soldier System project. The establishment of this partnership is part of the Australian Defence Force’s continuous modernisation of the dismounted combatant capability, under the Integrated...

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Chemring Australia lands significant contract with the US Navy under the global F-35 program

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A Geelong-based company has been awarded a significant contract with the US Navy under the global F-35 Program cementing Australia’s reputation as a top defence exporter. Chemring Australia, based in Lara, near Geelong, secured the USD$107.5 million contract for the production and delivery of countermeasure flares for Australian, US and in...

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Reports Austal receives $350 million lifeline to construct six new patrol boats

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Six new patrol boats will be built under a fast-tracked $350 million Defence project that aims to keep hundreds of local jobs afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced shipbuilder Austal will construct the additional Cape Class vessels for the Royal Australian Navy in her home state of Western Australi...

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Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grants to support 11 Australian businesses

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today congratulated 11 Australian businesses who have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow our nation’s defence industry capability. The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program supports eligible Australian small to medium-sized companies who can p...

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