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6 Jul 2020
ADF continues to provide maritime support in the Middle East
A team of nearly 20 Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians supports the coalition maritime effort in the Middle East ...
4 Jul 2020
KBR secures US$42.5m order to support US Navy technical training
KBR has been awarded a US$42.5 million task order to support technical training product development for the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAV...
4 Jul 2020
Submarine Institute welcomes Collins LOTE commitment and Attack Class certainty
The Submarine Institute of Australia has welcomed the Defence Strategic Update and Force Structure Plan, which provide greater clarity about current...
4 Jul 2020
Royal Navy’s newest carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth ready for operations
The Royal Navy’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth has returned to Portsmouth for the first time as a fully-trained aircraft carrier, marking a ...
3 Jul 2020
Strategist concurs, it is time for Australia to defend itself
Acclaimed defence policy expert Paul Dibb, author of the 1986 Dibb report, has applauded the Prime Minister’s $270 billion plan to enhance Australi...
3 Jul 2020
Defence strategy is a good beginning, but there needs to be more support
When viewed in isolation, the recently announced Defence Strategy Update and supporting $270 billion capability investment is a pivotal step change in...
3 Jul 2020
EOS secures contract to provide remote weapon stations to Australian Army
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced that the Australian Army will acquire 251 remote weapon stat...
3 Jul 2020
BAE, AIDN exchange blows over Hunter Class content
BAE Systems has hit back at allegations from the defence industry network that Australians are being cut out of the Future Frigate supply chain. The...
3 Jul 2020
Parliamentary probe held over supply chain resilience
Parliament’s foreign affairs, defence and trade committee held a public hearing Thursday as part of a broader inquiry into the resilience of Austra...
3 Jul 2020
DSCA approves Australia for international AMRAAM acquisition
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has awarded Raytheon Missiles a US$27 million contract to provide advanced medium range air-to-air m...
3 Jul 2020
Veterans’ Affairs seeks input to shape future engagement
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has asked veterans and their families to provide their views on how the ex-service community is consu...
3 Jul 2020
F-35 distributed mission training links global fifth-gen training capability
The network-centric focus of the fifth-generation F-35 is one the platform’s key force multipliers, now the distributed mission training system is e...
3 Jul 2020
US Air Force pushes ahead with ABMS development
The US Department of the Air Force has selected an additional 18 companies to compete for tasks to develop, demonstrate, test and integrate elements ...
2 Jul 2020
Defence Minister to provide greater detail for future strategy, but is it enough?
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds is expected to finesse the picture of Australia’s future defence strategy and acquisition plan as painted by the Pri...
2 Jul 2020
QinetiQ Australia to continue collaboration with DST
Building on close work between Defence and QinetiQ Australia carried out in recent months, government officials have signed off on a 10-year contract...
2 Jul 2020
Fujitsu closes $21m Defence integration deal
Fujitsu Australia has been awarded a contract with the Department of Defence worth $21 million. The Japanese multinational’s Canberra-headquartered ...
2 Jul 2020
Government details budget boost in major wins for all states
The freshly-minted 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan will see a record $270 billion injected into capability and infrastruc...
2 Jul 2020
Australian long-range strike capability to help maintain regional security
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds have confirmed a major boost to Australia’s long-range strike capabilities as ...
2 Jul 2020
European US Navy commanders raise alarms about China
US Naval Forces in Europe along with NATO’s Allied Joint Force Command have raised growing concerns about Russia and China’s whole-of-government a...
1 Jul 2020
Government defence spending to boost naval shipbuilding capability
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price have announced $75 billion investment over the next decade into the Royal ...

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SPA Australia awarded Force Design Support contract
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