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New era of naval shipbuilding commences

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Australia's national shipbuilding program achieved a major milestone today of 'cutting steel' for the first replacement Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) in Western Australia. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, attended the historic ceremony at HD Plasma and Laser Cutting Services in Bibra Lake to celebrate the momen...

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Additional M88A2 Hercules armoured recovery vehicles for Army

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Defence has bought six new M88A2 HERCULES armoured recovery vehicles, marking an important milestone for Army. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP said the delivery of the HERCULES (Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System) vehicles is critical to ensure the safe and effective operation of Austral...

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$2B ground-based air defence system presents big AIC opportunity

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The Turnbull Government has provided approval for the development of a Short Range Ground Based Air Defence system to improve protection for deployed personnel. Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the project is the first step in the development of the Australian Army’s contribution to the Australian Defence Fo...

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RFT released for $35 billion Future Frigates platform

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The $35 billion Future Frigate project reached a significant milestone today with the release of the Request for Tender (RFT) to the three shortlisted designers; BAE, Fincantieri and Navantia. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Future Frigate project is currently the largest frigate shipbuilding program of its k...

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Naval shipbuilding industry briefings go regional

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The Department of Defence is conducting a series of Naval Shipbuilding Industry Briefings across regional Australia in April and May 2017. The briefing will focus on the next generation of naval surface ships; specifically the Future Frigate and Offshore Patrol Vessels, which represent a $40 billion investment by the Australian Government. &nb...

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Damen SEA 1180 OPV roadshow tours the nation

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Industry briefings provide the pathway to maximising Australian Industry content Damen Shipyard Group’s Australian team has delivered two more industry briefings to potential suppliers from Australian industry ahead of its bid submission for the design and build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels. Following the success of February’s event...

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$730M Next Generation Technologies Fund launched

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today launched the $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund, a new investment in Australian defence capability and innovation.  “As our enemies devise new ways to attack, our Defence Force must have advanced ways to respond and overcome new threats.&...

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DCNS urges greater input to future submarine program

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Director of strategy and communications for DCNS Australia Brent Clark has implored the industry to come forward to be involved in the Future Submarine Program. Speaking at a public hearing held by the joint standing committee on treaties on the Framework Agreement for the Future Submarine Program, Clark expressed DCN...

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Australian industry showcased to the world through JSF portal

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Australian industry showcased to the world through online portal Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, congratulated BAE Systems Australia (BAES Australia) on its innovative approach to providing in-depth information about the Joint Strike Fighter in Australia and Pacific region. BAES Australia will promote Australian in...

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Avalon Airshow 2017 prepares for take-off!

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The skies above Avalon Airport will soon be thundering as the 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition prepare for take-off. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited Avalon Airport for a special preview of the first demonstration flights ahead of next week’s official opening. The...

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