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Final AWD HMAS Sydney V takes its place in the Royal Australian Navy

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Australia's Air Warfare Destroyer program has officially come to an end with the commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC said her commissioning marks a significant milestone in the Morrison Government’s $90 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan. “The commissioning of the final H...

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LAND FORCES postponed until June 2021

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Organisers AMDA have announced that, because of the impacts of COVID-19, LAND FORCES will be unable to proceed in September this year as initially intended and that the decision has been taken to defer until next year. They have identified new dates from 1 to 3 June 2021, remaining at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. AMDA CEO ...

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Air Force and Boeing roll out First Loyal Wingman aircraft

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The first military aircraft to be designed and built in Australia in more than 50 years has been rolled out as part of a partnership between the Royal Australian Air Force and Boeing Australia. The Morrison Government has invested up to $40 million in the Boeing Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program, alongside Boeing’s largest...

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Defence seeks innovative partner to deliver the next generation of Integrated Soldier System as ISSB brief goes virtual

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Defence is seeking an industry partner to provide prime vendor services for product acquisition, integration and support to help deliver the Integrated Soldier System project. The establishment of this partnership is part of the Australian Defence Force’s continuous modernisation of the dismounted combatant capability, under the Integrated...

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Reports Austal receives $350 million lifeline to construct six new patrol boats

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Six new patrol boats will be built under a fast-tracked $350 million Defence project that aims to keep hundreds of local jobs afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced shipbuilder Austal will construct the additional Cape Class vessels for the Royal Australian Navy in her home state of Western Australi...

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Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grants to support 11 Australian businesses

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today congratulated 11 Australian businesses who have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow our nation’s defence industry capability. The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program supports eligible Australian small to medium-sized companies who can p...

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Review of CDIC: Industry invited to participate

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, has commissioned the co-chairs of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) Advisory Board, Ms Kate Carnell AO and Mr Tony Fraser AO, CSC to undertake an independent review of the CDIC. The review will assess the CDIC’s current operational model and ensure it can con...

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Government supporting Australia's defence industry

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The Morrison Government is providing certainty and funding to help Australian companies through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked payments to defence industry a key feature of initial assistance to help mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This will mean some suppliers will receive payment up to two weeks earlier than ...

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Australian industry maximised in Future Submarine Program

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Statement from Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC; "Following my meeting with French Minister of Defence Florence Parly in Munich, I welcome the French Government’s continued commitment to maximising Australian industry involvement in the Future Submarine program. I have received an undertaking from Minister P...

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Submissions for Army Innovation Day 2020 closing soon

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The Australian Army in collaboration with the Defence Innovation Hub is seeking innovative proposals for Army Innovation Day (AID) 2020. Army Innovation Day (AID) 2020 provides an opportunity for Defence industry to present a range of innovative ideas and technologies for development. his year’s theme is Enhanced Land Force Support Syst...

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