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NZ and Australian sailors work together in Middle East drug busts

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The three New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel serving on the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigate HMAS Melbourne, deployed on an anti-narcotics mission in the Middle East, are still feeling welcome, despite the All Blacks defeating the Wallabies in the Rugby World Cup final. Three Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) personnel are aboard the ship...

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Australian Navy exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy

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The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) conducted a port visit and naval exercise with the People’s Liberation Army – Navy (PLA-N) in Zhanjiang, China during the period 31 October to 2 November.   The port visit by HMAS Ships Stuart and Arunta to Zhanjiang included a combined planning session for the exercise, official functions with loc...

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First RAAF KC-30A operational boom refuelling with an E-7A Wedgetail above Iraq

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A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft has used its air‑to‑air refuelling boom for the first time on operations while refuelling a RAAF E-7A Wedgetail last week during a Coalition mission above Iraq.   The air-to-air boom refuelling process involved two large aircraft, military versions of the ...

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Australian defence industry enjoys benefits of JSF exports

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Australia has achieved another significant milestone in contributing to production work for the global F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program. Under a long-term agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation valued at US$15 million, BAE Systems Australia has begun exporting high-end circuit boards and sub-system assemblies for the F-35. The agr...

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Japan outlines SEA1000 Future Submarine bid

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Speaking at the Pacific 2015 International Maritime Exposition, Japan’s submarine bid team has outlined the details of its proposal for Australia’s SEA1000 Future Submarine program to replace the Royal Australian Navy’s existing Collins-class boats. Representatives from the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp...

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Hawkei's LAND 121 Phase 4 win confirmed

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The Australian Government will purchase 1100 locally built Hawkei protected vehicles and over 1000 trailers to strengthen our defence force. Under a $1.3 billion agreement, the vehicles will be manufactured at Thales Australia’s production line in Bendigo, creating 170 jobs there and another 60 jobs in Victoria. The Hawkei will improve ...

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New Zealand Defence Force Welcomes PIF Findings

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The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating, has welcomed a Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) review released today by the State Services Commission. LTGEN Keating says he requested the PIF Review to help the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) test its thinking about how to meet the challenges of the next four years. ...

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Australia's new Defence Minister announced

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Senator Marise Payne has been announced as Australia's new Minister for Defence. Newly-minted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his reshuffled Cabinet appointments in Canberra yesterday. Senator Payne replaces Kevin Andrews who had only served in the role since December 2014. Senator Payne has a strong background in strategic and for...

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New Zealand and Australian defence Ministers re-affirm relations

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Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and his Australian counterpart the Hon Kevin Andrews MP met in Auckland today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting. “It has been my great pleasure to host Kevin Andrews today,” Mr Brownlee says. “In this centenary of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ...

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Defence to upgrade battlefield communications network

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Defence has signed a significant contract for an upgrade to the next generation of military communications for the Australian Defence Force. This contract with Boeing Defence Australia is a critical milestone in achieving a modern and networked Army, and is expected to create around 250 new jobs across Australia in the defence industry sector. ...

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