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Australia 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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ASEAN navies boost ties in fleet review

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PATTAYA: Navy forces in Southeast Asian countries have agreed to bolster cooperation in dealing with security, disasters and environmental threats. The navy chiefs from nine Asean countries together with representatives from Laos held a meeting Sunday on the sidelines of International Fleet Review (IFR) 2017, hosted by the Thai Navy, which will ...

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Airbus Defense and Space Continues TRS-4D AESA Radar Supply for Littoral Combat Ship

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Australian companies now have an innovative way to get involved in the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 Phase 2 armoured vehicle program. Freedom-variant LCS prime contractor, Lockheed Martin has contracted Airbus Defense and Space and its affiliate, Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH, to supply TRS-4D naval radars for the U.S. Navy&rsq...

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Australia’s voice loud and clear in the global F-35 test team

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Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) members have recently taken part in the assessment of the first international F-35 deployment in the Netherlands. Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Ben Mason and Sergeant (SGT) Justin Kelly are two of 33 Australian personnel working full time in the United States representing Australia’s interests in the globa...

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Australian P-8A Poseidon takes off

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Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon aircraft has completed its maiden flight.   The aircraft flew a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State USA, to where the P-8A’s sophisticated mission systems will be installed as part of project AIR 7000.   The $5.4 billion P-8A program will provide Australia...

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Austal wins PPB, Government confirm continuous naval shipbuilding

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Today the Government is announcing the build locations for 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels and up to 21 Pacific Patrol Boats, in addition to nine Future Frigates previously announced. These announcements provide for two shipyards to implement the Government’s commitment to a continuous build of naval surface ships in Australia. Major warships w...

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Australia selects Navantia for new replenishment ships

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Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has been selected to construct two replenishment ships for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Minister for Defence Marise Payne has confirmed. In comments provided to IHS Jane's by her office on 11 March, Payne said Navantia has been chosen as the preferred tenderer for the replenishment ship requirement, known as ...

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AIDN responds to Defence White Paper

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“The Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN) welcomes the release of the much awaited 2016 Defence White Paper and its associated policy documents the Defence Industry Policy Statement (DIPS), and the Integrated Investment Program (IIP). The immediate reaction from our members is one of relief that a clear set of government positions a...

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Australia - New Zealand defence ministers to meet

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Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne will meet with her New Zealand counterpart, Minister of Defence the Hon Gerry Brownlee MP, in Christchurch on Monday 14 December 2015. “This will be our first formal bilateral meeting and will provide a timely opportunity to discuss mutual defence and security issues,” Minister Payne ...

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Australia and New Zealand on key readiness exercise

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Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO, a stability and security exercise using amphibious forces. The bilateral exercise involved approximately 150 Australian personnel operating in the Marlborough, Nelson and Buller districts of the South Island, New Zealand from 17 Oct to ...

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