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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 […]


Australia Looks to US for Future Submarine Technology

Australia Looks to US for Future Submarine Technology

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Material and Science, today finalized discussions with US industry on Australia’s Future Submarine project that will replace the Collins class submarines. “The United States is a leader in the design and development of submarine […]


Australia, NZ Discuss Joint ANZAC Capabilities

Australia, NZ Discuss Joint ANZAC Capabilities

The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today met with his New Zealand counterpart, the Hon. Dr Wayne Mapp in Sydney to discuss a range of shared defence interests and security challenges. While our two defence forces have always been […]


First Joint Standoff Weapon C Delivered to Australia

First Joint Standoff Weapon C Delivered to Australia

TUCSON, Az: Raytheon Company delivered the first Joint Standoff Weapon C to Australia in July for the Royal Australian Air Force’s new F/A-18F Hornet fighter aircraft. In addition to the JSOW C, the RAAF has placed an order for the […]


Navantia Lays Keel for the First LHD for Australia

Navantia Lays Keel for the First LHD for Australia

Navantia has laid on 23th. September the keel for the LHD “Canberra” at the Ferrol shipyard. It is the first of the series of two that Australia contracted with Navantia in 2007. The ceremony has been presided by the Chief […]


Frigate Upgrades A Step Closer to Conclusion

Frigate Upgrades A Step Closer to Conclusion

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science today announced that the project to upgrade our Adelaide Class Frigates (FFG) is now a step closer to its conclusion with the contractual acceptance of HMAS Newcastle three months ahead of […]


Air Force to Begin Operating Its First Unmanned Aerial System

Air Force to Begin Operating Its First Unmanned Aerial System

Minister for Defence Senator John Faulkner today announced that the Royal Australian Air Force has acquired Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in close collaboration with Canadian Defence forces. “This high resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability will enhance the capability […]


Thales Improves Eye of The Tiger

Thales Improves Eye of The Tiger

Thales has successfully secured an order from prime contractor Australian Aerospace to upgrade the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight Display (HMSD) Display Modules fitted to the Australian Army’s fleet of Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters. A key component in the Army’s ARH, the […]


Testing Begins on Australia’s First Aegis Weapon System

Testing Begins on Australia’s First Aegis Weapon System

Moorestown NJ: The Aegis Weapon System destined for Australia’s first Air Warfare Destroyer began a four month testing program at the Lockheed Martin Aegis Production Test Center. When testing concludes, the full Aegis Weapon System will be ready for installation […]


 
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