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LAND 400 Ph3 RFT delayed as industry consultation announced

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Defence is seeking input from Australian industry on the proposed tender timeline for LAND 400 Phase 3.  The acquisition of mounted close combat vehicle capability through the tender will be one of Army’s largest purchases. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP  said  consulting on the draft timeline...

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First new Guardian Class Patrol Boat launched

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The first vessel from the Turnbull Government’s $90 billion continuous shipbuilding program has been launched. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said Austal launched the first of 21 new Pacific Patrol Boats – named the Guardian Class – at Henderson in Western Australia. “T...

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New Chief of NZ Defence Force Announced by Government

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NZ Minister of Defence Ron Mark has announced the appointment of the current Vice Chief of Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short, as the new Chief of Defence Force. Air Vice-Marshal Short will take up the position for a term of three years from 1 July, at the conclusion of the term of the current Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General ...

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New Air Combat Systems Program Office (ACSPO) to support F35A platform

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The Air Combat Systems Program Office (ACSPO) was stood up at RAAF Base Williamtown recently as the Australian F-35A Project moves full steam ahead towards First Aircraft Arrival in December. ACSPO, part of Aerospace Systems Division in Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), is the in-service support agency responsible for managing...

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Navantia, BAE Systems confirm AWD maintenance deal.

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Navantia Australia and BAE Systems have signed a contract for the maintenance of Royal Australian Navy Hobart-class air warfare destroyers. According to Navantia, the agreement for “platform system design and engineering assurance services” was signed at the Garden Island Naval Base on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Under the contract, Nav...

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Austal excluded from OPV project

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After months of ongoing negotiations, Lürssen Australia has confirmed Austal will not be taking part in the Offshore Patrol Vessel contract. In a statement, Lürssen Australia, the prime contractor and designer for the Australian government’s SEA 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel program, confirmed it has moved to conclude comm...

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Leonardo to establish new helicopter MRO facility in Melbourne

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Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will emp...

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Defence Industrial Capability Plan lunched.

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The long-awaited Defence Industrial Capability Plan, heralded as the "long-term vision and roadmap for Australian defence industry" has been released by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne. The Plan outlines Australia’s long-term vision and objectives for Australia’s defence industry, and how government and def...

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It's Rheinmetall's Boxer for LAND 400 Phase 2

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Up to 1450 jobs across Australia through the purchase of a fleet of new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles for the Australian Defence Force under Phase 2 of the LAND 400 program. The world-class vehicles will be manufactured and delivered by Australian workers, using Australian steel, under a contract with German contractor Rheinmeta...

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BAE Systems to upgrade JORN under AIR 2025 Phase 6

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Australia’s already world leading over the horizon radar will be enhanced to provide even better security for Australia while supporting hundreds of jobs in Adelaide and regional Australia. BAE Systems Australia will undertake a significant upgrade to Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) which detects and tracks air ...

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