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Netherlands Orders 12 New Bushmasters

Netherlands Orders 12 New Bushmasters

A dozen life-saving Bushmasters are going into production in Bendigo for export to the Netherlands, after the country’s Ministry of Defence ordered new vehicles from Thales Australia. The vehicles will complement the 86 Bushmasters previously purchased by the Dutch customer […]


First RAAF C-27J Spartan Arrives in Australia

C-27J Spartan

Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, AO, welcomed the first RAAF C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft in Australia at a ceremony at RAAF Base Richmond today. The acquisition of the C-27J Spartan will fill a gap in Australia’s […]


Australia To Buy AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles

Anti-Radiation Missile (ARM)

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for AGM-88B High Speed Anti-Radiation Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $69 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency […]


Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

Japanese troops will take part in a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time in July, as Washington looks to bolster links among its allies in the face of an increasingly assertive China. Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) — […]


Wedgetail Aircraft Achieves Final Operational Capability

Wedgetail Aircraft Achieves Final Operational Capability

Australia now has the most advanced air battle space management capability in the world, with the Royal Australian Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail aircraft achieving Final Operational Capability. The fleet of six Wedgetail aircraft reached the milestone this month with the […]


Australia Launches First Air Warfare Destroyer

Australia Launches First Air Warfare Destroyer

In an important milestone for the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) program, the first of three destroyers, Hobart, was launched alongside the Port River wharf in Adelaide today. This is a key achievement for the program and a big step towards […]


Australia Boost Defence Spending in 2015 Budget

Australia Boost Defence Spending in 2015 Budget

The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The first responsibility of Government is to keep our people safe in an uncertain world. In the 2015 Budget, […]


Laser-Guided Rocket Hits the Mark for Australian Defence Force

Laser-Guided Rocket Hits the Mark for Australian Defence Force

The Australian Defence Force demonstrated the precision strike capability of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket, firing the system from an Airbus Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) for the first time. Using a Forges de Zeebrugge […]


Australia to Buy Two Additional C-17A Globemaster III Aircraft

Australia to Buy Two Additional C-17A Globemaster III Aircraft

The Commonwealth Government has decided to acquire two additional Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft to bolster the Royal Australian Air Force’s existing fleet of six strategic lift aircraft. The acquisition of the two additional C-17s – and associated equipment and […]


Australia Tender Announced for Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project

Armidale class of fast patrol boat

Today, the Government announces the Request for Tender (RFT) for the replacement – Australian-made – Pacific Patrol Boats under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, Project SEA3036 Phase 1. This project represents a significant investment in Australian defence industry with the […]


 
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