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BAE Systems to Upgrade Australia’s Hawk Trainer Jets

BAE Systems to Upgrade Australia’s Hawk Trainer Jets

BAE Systems has commenced a new contract to remain the in-service support provider for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter fleet. The five-year contract, with potential extensions out to 2026, will deliver deeper maintenance, engineering, full […]


Asia Pacific defence budgets to outstrip North America by 2021

Asia Pacific defence budgets to outstrip North America by 2021

Defence budgets in the Asia Pacific region will overtake the United States and Canada by 2021, according to a study by respected analysts IHS Jane’s published on Tuesday. Weapons spending in China and other Asia Pacific countries is expected to […]


China steals new Australia spy agency blueprints: report

China steals new Australia spy agency blueprints: report

Chinese hackers have stolen top-secret blueprints to Australia’s new intelligence agency headquarters, a report said Tuesday, but Foreign Minister Bob Carr insisted ties with Beijing would not be hurt. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation said the documents taken in the cyber […]


Budget 2013-14: Australian Defence Budget Overview

Budget 2013-14: Australian Defence Budget Overview

The 2013 Defence White Paper (the White Paper) addresses the range of significant international and domestic developments which influence Australia’s national security and defence settings, including their impact on force posture, future force structure and the Defence budget. The White […]


US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

Plans to expand the American naval presence in the Pacific with new ships and hi-tech weaponry will go ahead despite steep budget cuts, the US Navy chief said before a trip to the region. Admiral Jonathan Greenert told AFP in […]


Release of the 2013 Australian Defence White Paper

Release of the 2013 Australian Defence White Paper

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Defence Minister Stephen Smith today released the 2013 Defence White Paper. The 2013 Defence White Paper complements the National Security Strategy released on 23 January 2013, and the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper […]


2013 Defence Whitepaper: The Future Australian Submarine Program

2013 Defence Whitepaper: The Future Australian Submarine Program

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly today announced further steps the Government has taken to progress the Future Submarine Program. The 2013 Defence White Paper highlights the strategic value and […]


Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-System Delivered To Australia

Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-System Delivered To Australia

A key piece of the combat system for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers – the Phalanx Close-In-Weapon-System (CIWS) – has arrived in Adelaide. The Phalanx system for the future destroyers Hobart and Brisbane have been shipped from the United […]


Lockheed Completes 400th Digital Cockpit for 1st Australian MH-60R

Lockheed Completes 400th Digital Cockpit for 1st Australian MH-60R

Lockheed Martin has completed the 400th Common Cockpit avionics suite for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60 Seahawk helicopter program. The digital cockpit will be installed aboard the first of 24 MH-60R (Romeo) anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters to be acquired by […]


 
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