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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 […]


Boeing Receives Contract to Support Australia’s Vigilare System

Boeing Receives Contract to Support Australia’s Vigilare System

Through a five-year, 66.7 million Australian dollar ($60.45 million) contract with the Australian Department of Defence, Boeing will provide enhanced support services for Vigilare, the air defense command and control system that is giving the Australian Defence Force unparalleled ground […]


Australian Navy Commissions 808 Squadron and New MRH 90 Helicopter

Australian Navy Commissions 808 Squadron and New MRH 90 Helicopter

A new helicopter to be used by both the Royal Australian Navy and Army was today inducted into the Australian Defence Force Fleet during a commissioning ceremony at HMAS Albatross, near Nowra, NSW. The ceremony also marked the formal induction […]


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 […]


 
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