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Naval Group proposes CANTO build in Australia

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Naval Group has submitted a proposal to the Australian government to partner with local industry to produce its CANTO anti-torpedo decoys for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the company has announced. Naval Group said that its proposal contains a commitment to transfer skills and knowledge to Australia to support local manufacturing of the syst...

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Contract signed for new NASAMS Air Defence System

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today announced the signing of an acquisition contract between Defence and Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd as part of the Government’s investment for the supply of a new short range ground based air defence capability. Minister...

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Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel keel laying

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The first Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel has reached a significant milestone today with the ceremonial keel laying at the Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide. Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN positioned a coin to commemorate the laying of the keel for the first vessel to be named Arafura. “The...

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Why So Hollow? Australia’s Defence Industry Middle and what to do about it

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Australia’s defence industry sector has an odd shape. Medium size companies are rare in Australian defence industry. We’ve a strong top and a large bottom – but why so hollow in the middle? Australia has a dozen global Primes at the top of the tree, we see them listed each year in the ADM Top 40 with revenues between $500m and ...

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L3 to deliver next-generation airborne electronic warfare (EW) capability to the RAAF

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L3 Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract with an estimated value of more than $1 billion to deliver four aircraft with next-generation airborne electronic warfare (EW) capability to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Known as the MC-55A Peregrine, the contract includes four modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft w...

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Nupress Tools signs contract to produce precision machined parts for JSF engine

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A Hunter-based company will help keep the Joint Strike Fighter in the air after winning a contract to manufacture parts for the engine that powers the global F-35 fleet. Nupress Tools Pty Ltd and F-35 Program prime contractor Pratt & Whitney have signed a seven-year multi-million dollar contract to produce precision machined small parts for ...

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UK Wedgetail acquisition to create Australian jobs

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The United Kingdom today announced that it has signed a contract with Boeing to acquire five E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and Minister for Defence Industry, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds welcomed the announcement and said the acquisition represented an acknowledge...

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BAE Systems finally confirms CV90 for LAND 400 Phase 3 bid

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BAE Systems today confirmed it is offering the CV90, a combat-proven Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV), to the Commonwealth of Australia in response to the LAND 400 Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability Request for Tender.   The project team will be led by BAE Systems’ Sweden-based combat vehicles business and supported by BAE ...

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Attack class submarine design contract signed

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Momentum continues to build on the Attack class program with the Submarine Design Contract now also signed. It comes less than a month after the Strategic Partnering Agreement was signed, and just days after the signing of the Framework Agreement between Naval Group Australia and ASC. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said th...

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Northrop Grumman Australia sign Australian Industry Capability deed

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Northrop Grumman Corporation continues to demonstrate its commitment to building Australian defence industry capability with today’s signing of the company’s first Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Deed. Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo, and Warren King, chairman, Northrop Grumman Australia’s Advis...

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