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Talisman Saber 2017

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The United States (US) and Australian Defence Forces have proven their interoperability in a major land warfare scenario in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area last night with an intense final assault on the ‘enemy’. More than 33,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines from Australia,  the US, New Zealand, Japan and Canada have s...

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Growler full fleet arrive in Australia

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, together with Air Vice Marshal Steven Roberton, Air Commander Australia; today welcomed the full fleet of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to RAAF Base Amberley. Since the first two Growlers arrived in Australia in February 2017, the fleet has grown to the full twelve aircraf...

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$582M for Wedgetail to remain world-best

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Australian Government will upgrade the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control capability. The $582.5 million upgrade is expected to be completed by mid-2022. Be...

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Government strengthens local involvement with changes to tender process

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced changes that will strengthen the requirement for Australian involvement in Defence projects. “We are changing the process companies undergo when responding to tenders for defence equipment,” Minister Pyne said. “The Australian Industry Capability Pla...

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DCNS changes its name to Naval Group

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Europe’s largest naval shipbuilder, DCNS, has today officially changed its name to Naval Group. This new name is a natural step in the company’s history, aimed at aligning with our ambitions to guarantee exposure and credibility in international markets. “The creation of a strong, unifying brand that embodies both our herit...

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Defence accepts delivery of first Air Warfare Destroyer

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today attended a ceremony at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide to mark the Government’s provisional acceptance of the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Hobart. Minister Pyne said Hobart is the first of three AWD’s being built and integrated by the Air Warfare Destroyer ...

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French naval and maritime trade mission lands

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Following a decisive first trade mission in early 2016, a delegation of 13 companies from the French Sea Innovation Cluster (Pole Mer) is returning to Australia to showcase their capabilities and innovative products and services.  The delegation’s primary purpose is to establish new French-Australian business partnerships in order to ...

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$982m funding boost for NZ Defence

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New Zealand’s Defence Force will receive a $406 million boost in operating funding over four years and $576 million in capital as part of Budget 2017, says Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “It is vital that the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has what it needs to meet the country’s security and defence interests. This major i...

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Army receives next-generation trucks and trailers

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the first deliveries of a new generation of trucks and trailers to Army’s 7th Brigade at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane. “These trucks, trailers and modules will revolutionise Defence’s logistics capability for decades to come and hundreds of jobs have b...

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Naval Shipbuilding Plan released

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The Turnbull Government has released Australia’s first Naval Shipbuilding Plan, outlining the nation’s largest ever programme of naval shipbuilding and sustainment. The plan includes a massive injection of funds - $1.3 billion - to develop vital infrastructure in the nation’s shipyards so that we can build the N...

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