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Australian Strategic Reform Program

Australian Strategic Reform Program

The Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and the Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced additional Strategic Reform Program (SRP) initiatives and the first set of further accountability and procurement reforms for Defence. The reforms will enhance Defence management […]


Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Last WWI combatant dies in Australia

Briton Claude Choules, the final World War I combat veteran, has died aged 110 in Australia, the last of more than 70 million military personnel mobilised during the conflict. Blind and almost totally deaf, Choules, nicknamed “Chuckles”, died at his […]


Australian Herons Achieve Record Flying Hours

Australian Herons Achieve Record Flying Hours

The fourth rotation (ROT 4) of Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Detachment in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has set a unit record for monthly flying hours. Commanding Officer Heron RPA Detachment – ROT 4 Wing Commander Greg Wells said his personnel […]


Diagnostic Review of MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program

Diagnostic Review of MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program

A full diagnostic review of the MRH-90 Multi Role Helicopter Program has now been completed. The review was ordered in February by the Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and the Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare to address delays to […]


Call for Budget to Fund Next Australian Submarine Design

Call for Budget to Fund Next Australian Submarine Design

Funds must be allocated in the May budget for early design work on Australia’s next submarine if a serious capability gap is to be avoided, Defence experts have said. Time is running out if new submarines are to be in […]


Australian Purchase of an Amphibious Ship Saves Taxpayers

Australian Purchase of an Amphibious Ship Saves Taxpayers

Australia’s purchase of an amphibious ship from the Royal Navy at the bargain basement price of A$100 million could save Australian taxpayers at least three times that amount, a senior defence analyst says. The operations and capability director for the […]


Navy Opens High-Tech Warship Simulator

Navy Opens High-Tech Warship Simulator

Junior officers in the Royal Australian Navy will learn to pilot the next generation of warships, in an upgraded $10m training facility at HMAS Watson, Sydney, which will be officially opened tomorrow. The new high-tech simulator uses computerized virtual-reality software […]


Australia to Buy C-17, Vessel with Budget Surplus

Australia to Buy C-17, Vessel with Budget Surplus

A Defence decision to commit its $450 million budget surplus to a fifth giant cargo jet and a near new landing ship is hard to fault, experts have said. Defence Minister Stephen Smith confirmed yesterday his Department was to spend […]


5th C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft for Australia

5th C-17 Globemaster III Aircraft for Australia

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million. The Government of […]


 
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