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Lürssen's Australian Offshore Patrol Vessel contract signed

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The multi-billion dollar Offshore Patrol Vessel project is on track after the signing of a contract with Lürssen. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the contract with Lürssen to lead the design and build is worth at least $3 billion for 12 OPVs. “This contract signature demonstrates the Turnbull G...

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Government launches major job-creating defence export strategy

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The Federal Government today announced the unlocking of more jobs and investment in Australia’s defence sector, with the release of the new Defence Export Strategy. The landmark document sets out the policy and strategy to make Australia one of the top ten global defence exporters within the next decade. It is an ambitious, positive pla...

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New Hawkei deploys to Middle East

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Australia’s new Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles have deployed into a warzone for the first time. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced the Army had successfully deployed two Hawkei vehicles into the Middle East Region, as part of a Defence tria...

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Elbit Systems awarded Tranche 2 of Army’s LAND 75/125

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Canberra has awarded Tranche 2 of the Australian Army’s Land 75/125 programme for extension and enhancement of the Australian Army’s Battle Management System (BMS) originally procured under the Land 75/125 Programme to Elbit Systems.    The project will be performed primarily by ELSA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit S...

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Lürssen design wins OPV tender decision with a twist

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German shipbuilding company Lürssen has won the $3.5 billion contract to design and build Australia's next fleet of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), with construction to be shared between shipyards in Western Australia and South Australia. The first two Luerssen-designed ships will be built in Adelaide by the Government-owned ASC Ship...

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UK looks to CEAFAR for Navy

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The Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne today welcomed the announcement that the British Government will look at the feasibility of fitting cutting-edge Australian radar on future British warships. The announcement made by the Under Secretary of State for Defence Procurement, Harriett Baldwin during her visit to Adela...

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Australia, US sign MOU for development of NextGen Jammer

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A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Australia and the US has been signed for the development of the Next Generation Jammer. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Leo Davies confirmed the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and US Navy signed the MoU to jointly develop the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capabili...

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Industry invited to participate in the 2018 Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue

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Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has called on Australian Defence industry to submit applications for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue. “The inaugural edition of Defence’s Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue in February 2017 was a resounding s...

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NZ Minister of Defence’s industry awards announced at NZDIA Forum

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The annual Minister of Defence Industry Awards of Excellence were presented at the Defence, Industry, National Security Forum in Wellington last night by Defence Minister Mark Mitchell. “I congratulate the winners, and all the finalists, in the various categories,” Mr Mitchell says. “They are an outstanding group of compan...

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Sustaining the capability superiority of Collins

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Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, have announced two projects to sustain the capability superiority of the Collins submarine fleet until its replacement by the future submarine. “The 2016 Defence White Paper makes it clear submarines are a...

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