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Malaysia outlines top concerns in first-ever defense whitepaper

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Malaysia has unveiled its first-ever defense whitepaper, identifying its maritime claims in the South China Sea as a top concern, amid a stagnant budget that continues to dog attempts at modernizing its military. Tabling the document in Malaysia’s Parliament, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the whitepaper is an opportunity to discuss ...

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Malaysian Air Force looks for affordable solution to fighter unavailability

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The Royal Malaysian Air Force is suffering major availability issues with two of its three main frontline types. These problems afflict the ten Russian-supplied Mikoyan MiG-29Ns and NUBs of 17 Squadron and the 18 Su-30MKMs of 11 Squadron. Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu revealed on 31 July that only four of the 28 Russian aircraft in the...

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More nations to take part in Cobra Gold

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Many more countries have expressed interest in taking part in the multinational Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand this year, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan says. Gen Thanchaiyan was speaking after a meeting of the chiefs of the armed forces on Wednesday, which he said touched on the Cobra Gold 2018 drill, which is due to be held f...

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Minister Pyne visits Thales to announce global opportunities for local companies

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Access to export markets and global value chains has been given a boost by the extension of Global Supply Agreements with major defence companies. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the extensions during a visit to Thales’ Bendigo facility to understand the company’s manufacturing capabilities f...

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Minister for Defence opens new CEA Technologies facility

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The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today officially opened a new CEA Technologies facility, which will supply cutting edge radar technology to the Royal Australian Navy. Canberra’s CEA Technologies is providing radar technology to Navy’s eight ANZAC Class Frigates as part of their Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD)...

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Minister announces CEPs to commence for Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels

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Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne today confirmed that the Competitive Evaluation Processes have now commenced for the Future Frigates and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). “The Turnbull Government is committed to ensuring Australia has a strong and sustainable shipbuilding industry. We are getting on with the job,’&rsq...

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Minister welcomes latest C-17A Globemaster III delivery

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The seventh C-17A Globemaster III aircraft arrived in Australia at RAAF Base Amberley today, marking the fastest C-17A delivery in our fleet. Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews said the rapid acquisition of the aircraft is a testament to the close relationship that exists between Australia and the United States.  “The active involv...

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Minister Andrews' announces expert advisory panel to oversee Future Submarine competitive evaluation process

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With France, Germany and Japan having confirmed their participation as potential international partners in the Australia’s future submarine programme, the Government today announces the establishment of the Expert Advisory Panel, which will oversee the competitive evaluation process. The Expert Advisory Panel will assure the Government tha...

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Minister announces $1.5 billion project start to make RAAF Base Williamtown JSF-ready

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Construction of the New Air Combat Capability Facilities at RAAF Base Williamtown has commenced. The new facilities will support the introduction, operation and deployment of the F-35A Lightning II – Joint Strike Fighter. Australia has committed to the acquisition of 72 F-35A aircraft, which will provide aircrew with a fifth generation ...

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Minister announces acquisition of two additional C-17A Globemaster III aircraft

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The Commonwealth Government has decided to acquire two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to bolster the Royal Australian Air Force’s existing fleet of six strategic lift aircraft. The acquisition of the two additional C-17s – and associated equipment and facilities – represents an investment of $1 billion in Aust...

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