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Britton Maritime Systems awarded Sea Boats

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Sydney-based company Britton Maritime Systems was awarded a $9 million contract to build 12 Gemini seaboats for Navy’s newest Cape-class patrol boats.  Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s head of maritime systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said the contract was another example of Australian industry&...

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Minister confirms Apache to replace Army's Tiger ARH.

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The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability will be strengthened following the selection of Boeing Apache Guardian to replace Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the AH-64E Apache Guardian is equipped with improved sensors, com...

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Sovereign defence industry ensuring safe and connected ADF capabilities

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The government has released a plan that provides important guidance to test and evaluate equipment and systems for the Australian Defence Force. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the Test, evaluation, certification and systems assurance Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plan would support and ...

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Government invites industry input into ASDEFCON and Defence Procurement Review

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The Minister for Defence Industry engaged with the Australian Defence industry which identified a number of opportunities to improve Defence engagement with industry and to build a more resilient Defence industrial base.  A key opportunity identified is that it may be timely for the Department of Defence (Defence) to conduct a review of the...

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Raytheon announced as Capability Life Cycle Manager for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV)

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The government is backing Australian industry through its up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan, with the selection of a new Capability Life Cycle Manager for the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Raytheon Australia has been selected to initially help support the transition into service for the OPV’s, while ...

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Australia gets serious with the US on development and testing of high speed long-range hypersonic weapons

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The Australian government is delivering on its commitment to develop high-speed long-range strike capabilities to build a more capable and agile Australian Defence Force (ADF). Last week Australia and the United States signed a new collaborative agreement to develop and test hypersonic cruise missile prototypes. This agreement will take place...

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Increased support for business to access defence industry grants

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The government is making it easier for small and medium sized businesses in the defence sector to access defence industry grant programs. From 12 November, changes to the co-contribution ratios in three existing defence industry grant programs will help small and medium businesses access support during the COVID-19 pandemic. T...

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Naval Group opens first local manufacturing packages for SEA 1000 industry partners

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Australian industry will benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in work packages for the Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program, supporting hundreds of Australian jobs and creating new opportunities for Australian businesses. The Morrison Government and Naval Group today launched a new campaign seeking Expressions of Interest...

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Department of Defence seeks industry feedback on draft AIC Enhanced Contractual Framework

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The Department of Defence is seeking industry feedback on an enhanced Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Contractual Framework. The Draft AIC Enhanced Contractual Framework and related supporting artefacts are intended to provide specific and measurable AIC commitments that promote greater accountability for achieving the AIC objecti...

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Saab gets the nod for JP 2060 Phase 3 deployable health

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The government is strengthening the self-reliance of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through a $370 million contract with Saab Australia to deliver cutting-edge deployable life-saving health equipment. The first five-years of the contract will see Saab Australia enhance the ADF’s clinical health care response capability by delivering mo...

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