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Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

Japan Buys Thales Bushmasters

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has ordered four Bushmaster vehicles for deployment with the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The vehicles, all troop carrier variants, will be manufactured at the company’s facility in Bendigo, Victoria in Australia, for delivery in […]


US Sends Sea Search Equipment to Australia

US Sends Sea Search Equipment to Australia

As the United States continues to support the search for the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, the Navy is sending a towed pinger locator, as well as a Bluefin-21 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, to Perth, Australia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. […]


Future Australian LHD Begins Sea Trials

Future Australian LHD Begins Sea Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, sailed yesterday for the first time under her own propulsion as part of the sea trials and testing program. Canberra departed the BAE […]


Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Australia to Buy 8 Boeing P-8A Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The Government has approved the acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. These state-of-the-art aircraft will dramatically boost Australia’s ability to monitor its maritime approaches and patrol over 2.5 million square kilometres of our marine jurisdiction – an area […]


First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

Defence Minister David Johnston today hailed as an “outstanding success” the delivery of the first two of 24 US-built MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. “The handover of the […]


Saab Signs Contract to Upgrade Australian Submarine Sub-System

Saab Signs Contract to Upgrade Australian Submarine Sub-System

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with ASC Pty Ltd (Australian Submarine Corporation) to update and modernize the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarines. The contract has […]


RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the United States. Flight Lieutenant Sean Rutledge has commenced training with […]


Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are “excited by our increased participation here,” said the Army component commander for that area. “We intend to put into motion a pathway of activity (for the Army) into multiple countries for extended periods of […]


First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

Lockheed Martin and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia yesterday. The aircraft, designated as AU-1, officially began the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together […]


 
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