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Leidos becomes eighth prime contracted under Global Supply Chain Program

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Leidos is the latest defence prime contractor helping Australian small to medium sized companies win work in their international supply chains. As a global science and technology solutions provider, Leidos will provide Australian companies with new bid opportunities that complement the scope of those offered by the other primes in the Global...

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Latest AWD HMAS Brisbane commissioned

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Australia’s national security has been significantly strengthened today with the commissioning of the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, HMAS Brisbane. The commissioning is an important milestone in the life of the ship, and a special occasion for the thousands of Australians who worked on the Air Warfare D...

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Australian Navy commissions first unmanned aircraft squadron

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The Australian Navy has commissioned its first experimental squadron to explore the use of unmanned aircraft systems at sea. There have been a number of people working with unmanned aircraft since the 1950s, when towing aircraft were used in training exercises. Since 2012, newer models of these aircraft, which function like a highly sophistic...

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Steel cut for first Offshore Patrol Vessel

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Australia has hit a key milestone in its landmark naval shipbuilding program with the first steel cut for the country’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). Australian steel is being used for all 12 OPVs and after being prepared and processed in Western Australia it will be delivered to South Australia. Two ships are being built at Osborne ...

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L3 Technologies and Harris announce global merger

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Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies, Inc. have agreed to combine in an all stock merger of equals to create a global defense technology leader, focused on developing differentiated and mission critical solutions for customers around the world. Under the terms of the merger agreement, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors ...

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Perth conference highlights defence agenda

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The ways that Western Australia and their allies in the Indo-Pacific can progress the defence industry will form the focus of the Western Australian Indo-Pacific Defence Conference, being held on Tuesday 30 October at Crown Towners and is co-hosted by Defence West in partnership with the Perth USAsia Centre. Feature presentations and panel discu...

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Australia grounds JSF fleet after US Marine Corps F-35 in catastrophic engine failure and crash

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The crash and destruction of one of America's most sophisticated and expensive combat warplanes — an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter — has led to the immediate grounding of Australia's entire fleet of the aircraft. Key points: An American F-35 suffered a catastrophic engine failure and crashed The ADF has grounded its f...

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Boeing enhances Wedgetail capability with $1.5bn contract

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The Federal Government today announced the signing of the E-7A Wedgetail Head Agreement with Boeing Defence Australia (BDA).  The Agreement integrates $1.5 billion in current contracts into a flexible overarching framework for this significant capability which supports 600 jobs across Australia. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyn...

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Tony Fraser appointed to head Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

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Mr Anthony Fraser, AO, CSC has been appointed as the head of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) in the Department of Defence. He will lead CASG at a time of unprecedented investment in Australian Defence capability. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven C...

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Thales Hawkei and CEA Tactical Radar = the best of Australian capability

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Today at Land Forces 2018, CEA Technologies showcased the first of type land-based prototype radar of their highly successful maritime-based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA). The prototype, referred to as the CEA Tactical Radar, or CEATAC, has been specifically designed for carriage by the Australian-designed and built Thales Hawkei ve...

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