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Reports Austal receives $350 million lifeline to construct six new patrol boats

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Six new patrol boats will be built under a fast-tracked $350 million Defence project that aims to keep hundreds of local jobs afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced shipbuilder Austal will construct the additional Cape Class vessels for the Royal Australian Navy in her home state of Western Australi...

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Review of CDIC: Industry invited to participate

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, has commissioned the co-chairs of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) Advisory Board, Ms Kate Carnell AO and Mr Tony Fraser AO, CSC to undertake an independent review of the CDIC. The review will assess the CDIC’s current operational model and ensure it can con...

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REDARC joins Raytheon and Kongsberg NASAMS team

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South Australian-based company Redarc will partner with Norwegian defence giant Kongsberg to supply parts for a ground-based surface-to-air missile system for the Australian Army. The partnership will see Redarc provide the electro-mechanical components for the NASAMS system’s Fire Distribution Centre, as part of project LAND 19 Phase ...

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RFI for Air Warfare Destroyer sustainment supply chain closes 28th February

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An RFI for repairable inventory repair and overhaul services for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) supply chain closes soon on Friday, 28th February. The Naval Construction Branch (NCB) has been established to become the Australian centre of excellence of naval ship building expertise, the manager of naval ship building infrastructure...

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RAAF welcomes latest P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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Australia’s newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, has been welcomed into the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at a ceremony in Seattle, USA. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said it marked another milestone in this important project to enhance Australia’s maritime security.   ...

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RAN welcomes NUSHIP Stalwart

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The Royal Australian Navy is another step closer to welcoming its new fleet of support tankers into service, following the successful launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at today’s ceremony in Ferrol, Spain. The delivery into service of the Supply class replenishment vessels from next year will provide Navy with vital afloat logistics support to ena...

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RNZN’s future hydrography ship arrives in New Zealand

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The Royal New Zealand Navy's (RNZN's) future hydrographic and diving support vessel has arrived in New Zealand following a 46 day-long journey from Denmark. The service announced in mid-May that the 84.7 m-long vessel, which will be known as HMNZS Manawanui once commissioned, sailed into Wellington Harbour on 12 May after leaving the Dan...

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RUAG Australia collaborates with local researchers to explore use of laser metal deposition for aircraft repairs

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RUAG Australia is working together with leading Australian researchers to investigate the use of laser metal deposition (LMD) production technology for faster and more cost-effective aircraft repairs. The collaborative... Laser metal deposition (LMD) is an additive manufacturing process akin to 3D production technology. Metal powder is fed into ...

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RFT released for LAND 400 Phase 3

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The multi-billion dollar project to replace Army’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carriers has taken another step forward with the formal release of the Request for Tender for LAND 400 Phase 3 – Mounted Close Combat Capability. Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne said the project will see Army’s capability significantly ...

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RNZAF Signs Contract For CAE NH90 Helicopter FTD

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CAE has been awarded a contract from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD). The contract also includes the provision of long-term maintenance and support services upon delivery of the simulator to RNZAF Base Ohakea in 2020.  The contr...

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