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Review to help Aussie businesses win more work in global supply chains

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A long-standing Defence program that identifies opportunities for Australian companies in the international supply chains of eight multinational Defence companies will be the subject of an independent review starting later this month. The examination of the Global Supply Chain Program signifies the continuation of the Morrison Go...

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Acceleration of the Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise

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The 2020 Defence Strategic Update identified the need for Defence to act with greater independence in an increasingly contested strategic environment. In March 2021, the Government announced the acceleration of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise (the Enterprise) to boost skilled jobs and help secure Australia...

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Australian Defence Apparel wins NZDF supply and managed services contract

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Melbourne-based Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) has secured the wearable supply and managed services contract with the NZ Defence Force. Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) have designed and made clothes for the Australian military for about a century. ADA confirm the intention to deliver the NZDF the very latest in research, development and de...

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Factors underpinning decision for all six Collins-class submarines to undergo major life-of-type extensions (LOTEs)

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Of all the problems Peter Dutton inherited when he became Defence Minister, none is more urgent or more strategically vital to Australia than sorting out what he calls the “mess” of Australia’s future submarine project. Dutton is being forced to make key decisions on the submarine fleet that will affect the nation’s s...

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Defence to create Space Division HQ within RAAF

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Defence will establish a Space Division headquarters within the Royal Australian Air Force in early 2022, with personnel from all areas within Defence reflecting the importance of the Space domain. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld AO, DSC, said assured access to Space was critical to enabling Defence’s multi-domain operations. ...

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Defence holds firm on AIC targets, reminds primes of their obligations

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The Commonwealth government “won’t be afraid to use a big stick” if defence primes do not meet their AIC obligations, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has warned. In an address to the annual Defence Connect Budget Lunch, Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price reaffirmed the government is committed to supporting ...

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Defence staff building key relationships with industry

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Defence employees have started work with small and medium businesses around the country as part of a new Morrison Government program aimed at giving them a hands-on insight into Australia's defence industry. The Defence Industry Secondment Program, launched today, will give Defence staff the opportunity to work inside Austral...

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Government accelerates Sovereign Guided Weapons manufacturing

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The Australian Government will accelerate the creation of a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons Enterprise, boosting skilled jobs and helping secure Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities.   The Department of Defence will now select a strategic industry partner to operate a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing capability on behal...

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Centenary of Royal Australian Air Force

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The Royal Australian Air Force today marks 100 years of service to Australia with commemorative events in Canberra and at Air Force bases across the nation and overseas. Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC highlighted the evolution from biplanes to an air force characterised by high-tech capabilities that delivers effects not on...

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Defence Industries back where it belongs in cabinet

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The Minister for Defence Industry will now sit inside cabinet - where it should have been all along, Prime Minister confirmed this afternoon. In a move broadly supported across defence industry, the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price will join the new Minister for Defence Peter Dutton with the nation's top lawmakers in cabinet....

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