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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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Boeing announces development of new Australian-engineered UAV

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The Australian Government will partner with Boeing to advance an initial concept for an Australian-designed and developed unmanned aircraft system. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, said the research and development opportunity was a further demonstration of the Australi...

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Australian Military Sales Catalogue launched

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The third edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue has been launched, showcasing  world-leading Australian defence industry products, services and technology available for export to foreign governments. The 2019 Catalogue is almost twice the size of last year’s. Growing defence exports strengthens Australia’s defenc...

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Australian industry wins more work on Joint Strike Fighter MRO

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Australia has been chosen to provide Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade for significantly more componentry of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in the Asia-Pacific Region. This is yet another boost to Australia’s involvement in the F-35 Program and a major show of confidence in our nation’s defence industry.  The Minister fo...

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Strategic partnering agreement for SEA 1000 to be signed today

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The first of Australia’s fleet of 12 new submarines could be battle-ready by 2034, with the government set to sign a key contract with French contractor Naval Group today. Scott Morrison and Defence Minister Christopher Pyne will meet French Armed Service Minister Florence Parly in Canberra to sign the so-called “strategic partne...

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