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Navy opens new warfighting agency

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The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralised warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict. The Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and Australian Maritime Warfare Centre (AMWC) into a centralised body to support current and future capabilitie...

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LAND 400 Phase 3 industry capability roadshow commences in March

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The CDIC has announced an Australian industry capability roadshow for the multibillion-dollar LAND 400 Phase 3 program for the Australian Army throughout March and April. The Mounted Close Combat Capability (LAND 400 Phase 3) project will replace the current M113 armoured personnel carrier with up to 450 infantry fighting vehicles (IFV) and up t...

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Government invests $150 million to modernise Army's geospatial capability

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The Australian Government will invest $150 million in the next generation of Army’s geospatial support capability. Forming part of the LAND 1771 Tranche 1 project, land forces will be able to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data. This will result in Army commanders making faster decisions whil...

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New Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans offer more help for defence business

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The government is helping Australian small businesses to invest more in our defence industry, with the release of the first two of our Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plans. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, announced the Plans for Munitions and Small Arms Research, Design, Developme...

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Thales' Australian Munitions to support NZDF through to 2037

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Thales Australia's Australian Munitions (AM) business has entered an agreement with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to continue to supply ammunition and ordnance until 2037. Thales Australia said on 10 December that the accord, which expands existing contractual arrangements, features the design and production of "bespoke small...

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General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’ downselected for AIR 7003

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The Australian Government’s $1.3 billion program to deliver a cutting-edge armed remotely-piloted aircraft system is a step closer with the down-selection of the General Atomics MQ-9B ‘Sky Guardian’. The next phase will focus on developing the MQ-9B acquisition proposal, which is scheduled for government consideration in 2021-2...

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Naval Group subcontracts Babcock for critical equipment for Attack Class submarines

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The subcontract for another critical piece of equipment for the Future Submarine Program has been signed between Naval Group and Babcock for the procurement of the Weapon Discharge System (WDS) responsible for launching the Attack Class submarines weaponry. In Australia, Babcock has been providing engineering and through life support for the Co...

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SitaWare Headquarters chosen for Australian Army’s Track Management Capability

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The operationally proven command-and-control system will provide the Army with advanced situational awareness and force tracking capabilities. The Australian Army has selected Systematic to deliver its interim Track Management Capability (TMC). The programme will see Systematic’s best-in-class SitaWare Headquarters solution equip the serv...

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Future Subs main electric propulsion equipment to become AIC

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Naval Group has signed a subcontract with Jeumont Electric (France) for the design of the Main Electric Propulsion Equipment for the Attack Class Submarines. The Main Electric Propulsion Equipment converts electrical power using Converter Cubicles into mechanical power and then propels the Submarine through the water. The selection of Jeumont...

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Hanwha Defense unveils prototype of AS21 Redback IFV

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South Korean company Hanwha Defense unveiled a prototype of its AS21 Redback infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX 2019) taking place from 15 to 20 October. The AS21 Redback, which along with Rheinmetall Defence's Lynx KF41 IFV has been shortlisted to compete for the AUD10-15...

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