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First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

First Two MH-60Rs Delivered to Australian Navy

Defence Minister David Johnston today hailed as an “outstanding success” the delivery of the first two of 24 US-built MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters to be acquired by the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm. “The handover of the […]


Saab Signs Contract to Upgrade Australian Submarine Sub-System

Saab Signs Contract to Upgrade Australian Submarine Sub-System

Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with ASC Pty Ltd (Australian Submarine Corporation) to update and modernize the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) on the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class Submarines. The contract has […]


RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

RAAF Starts Growler Training in the United States

An important step in the introduction of the Royal Australian Air Force’s electronic warfare capability has commenced, with the first pilot instructor commencing flying on the EA-18G Growler in the United States. Flight Lieutenant Sean Rutledge has commenced training with […]


Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

Army seeking in-depth engagements in Asia-Pacific theater

Countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region are “excited by our increased participation here,” said the Army component commander for that area. “We intend to put into motion a pathway of activity (for the Army) into multiple countries for extended periods of […]


First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

First F-35 for Australia Takes Shape In Fort Worth

Lockheed Martin and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) celebrated the beginnings of the first F-35 Lightning II for Australia yesterday. The aircraft, designated as AU-1, officially began the mate process, where major components of the aircraft are joined together […]


BAE Systems Secures RAN Gun Contract

BAE Systems Secures RAN Gun Contract

BAE Systems has secured a five-year contract to overhaul the Mk45 guns on the ANZAC fleet. BAE Systems was chosen as the sole source provider of Mk45 Gun In Service Support, Removal, Replacement and Overhaul services to the Royal Australian […]


Global armada steams into Sydney for naval centenary

Global armada steams into Sydney for naval centenary

Warships from 17 countries steamed into Sydney Harbour Friday for a nautical extravaganza marking the centenary of Australia’s emergence as an independent sea power. Naval vessels from nations including China, France, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, the United States and former colonial […]


Australia’s Chinook Mission In Afghanistan Complete

Australia’s Chinook Mission In Afghanistan Complete

Rotary Wing Group – Eight (RWG-8), the Australian Army Aviation Detachment, has completed its mission in Afghanistan. RWG-8 marked the End of Mission during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) on Saturday (14 September 2013). The KAF-based RWG consisted of […]


Royal Australian Navy First to Fire MU90 Torpedo

Royal Australian Navy First to Fire MU90 Torpedo

The Royal Australian Navy has successfully conducted the world’s first firing of a “war shot” MU90 Lightweight Torpedo, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO CSC RAN announced today. ANZAC Class Frigate HMAS Stuart fired the explosive warhead against […]


 
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