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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 […]


Australia and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Sale for C-130H Hercules

Australia and Indonesia Sign Memorandum of Sale for C-130H Hercules

Today in Perth, Indonesian Defence Minister Purnomo and I witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Sale between Australia and Indonesia for five C 130H aircraft and associated equipment. During my visit to Jakarta in April this year, I confirmed […]


Rheinmetall, MAN announce military deal in Australia

Rheinmetall, MAN announce military deal in Australia

German defence technology group Rheinmetall said on Tuesday its military vehicles joint venture with truck maker MAN had landed a 1.1-billion-euro ($1.45-billion) contract in Australia. “The Australian Defence Force has contracted with Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV) to supply it […]


 
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