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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 […]


250th APG-79 AESA Radar Delivered

250th APG-79 AESA Radar Delivered

Raytheon has delivered its 250th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing. The APG-79 radar is flown on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft, and on the Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornet. “As we recognize this milestone […]


Eurocopter Makes a Grand Entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

Eurocopter Makes a Grand Entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

A total of seven helicopters will be at Avalon, ranging in size from the smallest family member, the Eurocopter EC120B Colibri, to the largest, the world’s most advanced military helicopter in the 10 tonne class, the MRH90. Others in the […]


Hawkei Prototypes Delivered to Australia

Hawkei Prototypes Delivered to Australia

Thales Australia has delivered two prototypes of its ground-breaking Hawkei vehicle to Australia’s Department of Defence. The vehicles are being submitted for verification and validation under the Department’s LAND 121 Phase 4 program, which will replace part of the Army’s […]


LHD Launch Paves the Way for Amphibious Transformation

LHD Launch Paves the Way for Amphibious Transformation

The hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s two new amphibious ships has been launched in Spain, heralding a new era for Australia’s amphibious capability. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Russ Crane led the launch and said the […]


 
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