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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 […]


Australia Issues RFT for Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability

Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV)

The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Kevin Andrews MP, today announced the Australian Government has given First Pass approval for project LAND 400 Phase 2 – Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability. The Request for Tender has been released for the multi-billion […]


Australia yet to decide on submarine fleet plan: ministry

Australia yet to decide on submarine fleet plan: ministry

Australia is in talks with Japan and others on the design and production of its new submarines, the defence department said Tuesday, but did not confirm reports the two nations would jointly build the fleet. Australia is seeking to replace […]


Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Mission Ends In Afghanistan

Australia’s Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) detachment in Afghanistan flew its final mission for Operation SLIPPER from Kandahar Air Field on 30 November 2014. Heron aircraft have completed more than 27,000 mission hours during Operation SLIPPER providing high resolution intelligence, […]


Australia to Upgrade Tiger Helicopters

Australia to Upgrade Tiger Helicopters

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army. Under LAND 2089 Phase 3B, a total of […]


Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

Laser-Guided Rocket Demos Precision Strike Capability for Australian Forces

The Australian Defence Forces recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which […]


Australia to Buy 2-4 More C-17s

Australia to Buy 2-4 More C-17s

The Australian Government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said should the Government elect to exercise this option the two extra Globemasters would […]


 
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