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Avalon delivers the economic goods

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This year's Australian International Airshow has delivered a multi-million dollar economic and tourist bonanza. The figures are detailed in a report prepared by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research in the months following last February's event. Victoria received a gross economic benefit of $146.2 million and househ...

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HMAS Canberra initial operational capability

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The Royal Australian Navy’s Amphibious Ship, HMAS Canberra, has completed a graduated operational test and trials program to achieve a key milestone towards Initial Operating Capability.   The program included integration of landing craft as well as trials for both the crew, ship and aviation systems. The Navy’s S70B Seahawk, Arm...

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New CASG head announced

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Mr Kim Gillis has been formally announced as the new Deputy Secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) within the Department of Defence. Mr Gillis was previously the Managing Director of Boeing Defence Australia and he worked in the then Defence Materiel Organisation from September 2004 to July 2010. Mr Gillis is set...

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Enhanced soldier protection delivered

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Soldiers from 1st Brigade are the first to receive the new generation of body armour, helmets, load carriage equipment, eye and hearing protection and field packs. The equipment has been acquired by the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Land Systems Division as part of the LAND 125 Phase 3B project for the Australian Defence Forc...

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Government announces plans for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry

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The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over the next 20 years the Government will invest over $89 billion in ships and submarines for the Navy. This critical investment will generate significant economic growth and sustain several thousand Australian jobs over decades....

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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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SADI funding initiative for defence industry now open for nominations

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Five million dollars' worth of funding is now available to help boost the essential skills of workers in the defence industry sector. The Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, announced the latest round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) initiative today . Mr Andrews encouraged companies to take advantage of this opport...

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Lockheed Martin to buy United Technologies' Sikorsky

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Lockheed Martin Corp has agreed to buy United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky Aircraft for over $8 billion, two sources said on Sunday, cementing a deal that would confirm Lockheed's dominance in weapons making and giving the Black Hawk helicopter to the maker of the F-35 fighter jet. The deal will add further heft to Lockheed, which alread...

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DCNS unveils Shortfin Barracuda for SEA1000

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DCNS will propose the world’s most advanced conventionally powered submarine – named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A – as its pre-concept design for Australia’s future submarine Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP). The submarine takes its name from the Shortfin Barracuda, an indigenous species of the Barracuda found in A...

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Australia-New Zealand relationship continues to deliver

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A century after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps fought side-by-side on the battlefield at Gallipoli, the Defence relationship between the two nations remains as important as ever.   Australia’s Defence leaders hosted their New Zealand counterparts in Canberra this week for the Australia-New Zealand Chief Executives’ Mee...

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