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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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NZ takes delivery of Australian built Special Ops vehicles

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Supacat's fleet of Special Operations Vehicles-Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) has been accepted by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, the company announced on 16 January. The fleet is expected to enter into service with the New Zealand Defence Force in early 2018. Based on the latest Mk II version of Supacat’s HMT Extend, the SOV-MH ve...

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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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Naval Group seeks Australian suppliers for SEA 1000

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Naval Group has released Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) for the Future Submarine Program’s (FSP) major equipment and common technologies. “We are seeking Australian companies to take part in the largest Defence acquisition project in Australia’s history, a project that will span 50 years,&rdq...

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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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Air Defence Project defence industry engagement hits the road

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Australian companies have the chance to win work on the Short Range Ground Based Air Defence System through subcontracting opportunities. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced seven industry showcase events aimed at connecting small to medium businesses with Raytheon Australia, the compa...

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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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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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Dragonfire Laser Turret unveiled at DSEI

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The new laser weapon demonstrator being built for the UK Ministry of Defence has been unveiled for the first time by the UK Dragonfire consortium at DSEI 2017 in London.   For the first time, the consortium has revealed the design of the turret – known as a beam director – that will be used to trial this new technology. The b...

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