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AUKUS update: Defence Ministers’ joint statement

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The Honourable Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Australia; the Right Honourable Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom; and the Honorable Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense, United States.​ Just over a year ago, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States announced the...

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Australian-made Boxer armoured vehicles to be exported to Germany

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The Australian Government has entered the single largest defence export agreement in our nation’s history, to supply Australian-made armoured vehicles to Germany. Under the agreement, more than 100 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles will be built by Rheinmetall at its Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence in Redbank, Queensland and export...

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Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) launched

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The Government has today released a master plan that defines the strategic rationale for a sovereign defence industrial base and sets out pathways for maximising support for Australian industry and its critical contribution to national security. The Defence Industry Development Strategy (DIDS) articulates for the first time the defence industria...

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Government finally responds to Surface Ships review

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The Albanese Government has today released its blueprint for a larger and more lethal surface combatant fleet for the Royal Australian Navy, more than doubling the size of the surface combatant fleet under the former government’s plan. This follows the Government’s careful consideration of the recommendations of the independent a...

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Government invests further $400 million in next generation MQ-28A Ghost Bat drone

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The Albanese Government has secured hundreds of highly skilled jobs while driving innovation in Australia’s local defence industry with the allocation of an additional $399 million for the ongoing development of the MQ-28A Ghost Bat. The MQ-28A Ghost Bat, known as a Collaborative Combat Aircraft (CCA), is being developed in cooperation wit...

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Australia on track for missile manufacturing and increasing long range strike capability

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The Australian Government will ensure Australia starts manufacturing Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) missiles from 2025, following the signing of a $37.4 million contract between Defence and Lockheed Martin Australia. The contract will enable an initial batch of GMLRS missiles to be manufactured in Australia, which is an important f...

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Passage of priority AUKUS submarine and export control exemption legislation by the United States Congress

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Today the US Congress passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes substantial enabling provisions for Australia’s AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine program. The NDAA will also establish a national exemption for Australia and the United Kingdom from US defence export control licensing, and adds Australia and the ...

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Australian government, Hanwha sign IFV contract

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The government has signed contracts with Hanwha Defense Australia to deliver and support 129 locally built Redback infantry fighting vehicles for the Australian Army. The total value of project is approximately $7 billion dollars, representing the single largest investment in Army capability to date. The combined value of the acquisition a...

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Advanced Navigation to spearhead Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability for photonic chips

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Advanced Navigation, a global leader in AI robotics and navigation technology, has been awarded a grant by the Australian Department of Defence to advance the nation’s sovereign manufacturing capability for photonic chips. Currently, Australia does not have commercial manufacturing capability for photonic chips. Advanced Navigation is the ...

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BAE Systems’ Hunter Class frigate program passes preliminary design review

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BAE Systems Australia’s Hunter Class Frigate Program has successfully completed its Preliminary Design Review, which looked into the operational effectiveness of the program’s design.  The company held a celebratory event at its Osborne shipyard to mark the completion of the review, which began in July this year.  More t...

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