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Heron UAV to Support Australian Troops In Afganistan

Heron UAV to Support Australian Troops In Afganistan

The first Australian-leased Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has started initial operations supporting Australian, Afghan and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan. Under Project Nankeen, the Defence Materiel Organisation has signed a contract with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd […]


High Tech Training For Super Hornets

High Tech Training For Super Hornets

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science today announced that training to maintain Australia’s new F/A-18F Super Hornets has taken a technological leap with the introduction of a Visual Environment Maintenance Trainer to RAAF Base Amberley. “This week […]


New MRH90 Helicopter Visits the Capital

New MRH90 Helicopter Visits the Capital

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today welcomed to the national capital a MRH90 helicopter. The MRH helicopter is replacing the Army’s Black Hawk and the Navy’s Sea King helicopters. “The MRH90 represents a new generation of […]


C-17 Heavy Airlifter Simulator Delivered

C-17 Heavy Airlifter Simulator Delivered

Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, and Shayne Neumann, the Federal Member for Blair, announced today that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will benefit from the achievement of a major training milestone for Australia’s C-17 […]


Boeing Delivers 3rd Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet

Boeing Delivers 3rd Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet

ST. LOUIS: Boeing today announced that it delivered the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) third F/A-18F Block II Super Hornet three months ahead of schedule on Sept. 30, after completing production on the multirole fighter at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems’ […]


Completion of Maintenance Contract for F-111 Fleet

Completion of Maintenance Contract for F-111 Fleet

Greg Combet, Acting Minister for Defence, today announced the completion of the deeper maintenance contract for the Air Force F-111 fleet. “Since the F-111 was introduced it has flown over 160,000 hours. To help it achieve this Air Force and […]


Future Submarine Design Capability Study

Future Submarine Design Capability Study

Greg Combet, Acting Minister for Defence, today announced that a contract had been signed with the United States RAND Corporation to complete a Domestic Design Study for the Future Submarine Project, SEA 1000. “As outlined in the White Paper, the […]


Australia to Buy M777 Artillery System

Australia to Buy M777 Artillery System

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given Second Pass Approval for a A$493 million project to provide the next generation artillery system for the Australian Army. Senator Faulkner said the first phase of […]


Creating Tougher Armour To Protect Against Roadside Bombs

Creating Tougher Armour To Protect Against Roadside Bombs

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), shoulder-mounted weapons and small arms can all have devastating effects to life and property within current conflict zones. This new research will attempt to improve vehicle armour to ensure the safety of personnel. Jeremy Anderson and […]


 
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