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Refuel International wins $47 million fuel tanker contract

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, today announced Refuel International - based in Sunshine West in Melbourne – has won the $47 million contract to construct the Australian Defence Force’s new aviation fuel tankers. The new fleet will allow the Australian Defence Force to retire its current ageing fleet of r...

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First contract signed with DCNS to commence SEA 1000 design phase

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced the next significant step in the building of Australia’s Future Submarines with the signing of the contract between the Government and DCNS to commence the design phase of the Program. Mr Pyne said the s...

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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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Successful sea trials for first Air Warfare Destroyer

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Today marks the successful completion of ship builder sea trials for the future Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart, at Techport Australia in Adelaide. The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP said this achievement is a significant milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer Project and the nation, and demonstrates the capacity of A...

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Industry to benefit from replacement aviation refuelling vehicles

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The Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that the Turnbull Government is enhancing the capability of the Australian Defence Force to support its vital air assets through the approval to purchase a new fleet of petrol tankers and refu...

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Supacat to deliver NZ Special Operations Vehicles

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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to high mobility vehicle specialist Supacat, to deliver Special Operations Vehicles – Mobility Heavy (SOV-MH) for the New Zealand Defence Forces.  Supacat is also in the process of agreeing a long term support contract with the New Zealand Defence Force to support the new fleet.&...

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Defence extends variety of RAAF traning and support systems contracts

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced two significant defence industry contracts worth approximately $300 million and securing hundreds of local jobs while visiting defence industry facilities at RAAF Base Williamtown. Minister Pyne said both BAE Systems Australia and Raytheon Australia had signed contra...

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New ship to deliver enhanced NZ naval capability

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. The announcement follows last month’s awarding of a $493 million contract to deliver a new naval tanker. The Littoral Operations Sup...

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LAND 400 Phase 2 to help drive Australian Industry

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Army’s next generation of Mounted Combat Reconnaissance vehicles has reached  its next milestone with the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announcing the Defence Department has signed contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall for the next stage of evaluation for LAND 400 Phase 2. Ministe...

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NZ Government approves $1.7b military base revamp

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The New Zealand Government has approved a $1.7 billion project to upgrade defence buildings across the country, including a health and wellbeing precinct at Whenuapai and a mounting base at Waiouru.  Auckland's Devonport Naval Base would get a multi-storey car park and office building, as well as "small boat storage" and wash ...

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