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First Australian LHD On Final Builder’s Trials

First Australian LHD On Final Builder’s Trials

NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August […]


Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement

Australia to sign 25-year US Marine agreement

Australia and the United States will sign a 25-year deal allowing 2,500 US Marines and air force personnel to train Down Under, Defence Minister David Johnston said Monday, describing it as a “win-win situation”. The agreement will be inked Tuesday […]


Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

Exercise RIMPAC Draws Australia Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today. Australia sent the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ship HMAS Success […]


China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China to join military exercise with US, Australia

China’s military will take part in an infantry exercise for the first time with Australian and US forces in October, the Pentagon said on Thursday. The joint exercise will take place in northern Australia and marks another step forward in […]


NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

NUSQN 725 Successfully Launches First Mk 54 Torpedo

In only seven months of operating the MH-60R ‘Romeo’ Maritime Combat Helicopter, NUSQN 725 has achieved successful Mk 54 torpedo firings during the current deployment to the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC). In a Royal Australian Navy first, […]


Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract Signed

Adelaide Class Frigate Maintenance Contract Signed

Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract. Senator Johnston said the contract will be for an initial period of four and half […]


Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

Japan, Australia eye submarine deal and closer military ties

A huge submarine deal is on the table this week when Japan and Australia meet to shore up their military relationship, as the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific shifts to meet the challenge of a rising China. Japanese Foreign Minister […]


Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

Boosting Australia’s Maritime Capabilities

The Minister for Defence David Johnston today announced the first set of key initiatives in the Abbott Government’s long-term strategic naval plan. Within a year of taking office the Government is moving decisively to tackle Labor’s Defence mess and to […]


Australia to Buy AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

Australia to Buy AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder Missiles

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for AIM 9X-2 Sidewinder missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $534 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


 
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