18 Oct 2012
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LHD01 has arrived in Australia after two months at sea. The loading operation on board the heavy sea lift ship Blue Marlin started August 4, 2012 in La Coruna.
Nearly 400 defence and industry delegates from New Zealand, Australia, US and other countries gathered in Wellington, NZ, for the annual NZDIA forum.
Budget constraints mean the number of training days available to each Army Reservist "remains a key issue under consideration for Army", a Defence spokesperson told ADM October 11, 2012.
The government has this week approved the purchase of an additional two artillery batteries of Lightweight Towed Howitzers, comprising 19 M777A2 155mm howitzers for a cost of around $70 million.
German defence company Rheinmetall Defence is expanding its presence in Australia with the newly founded subsidiary Rheinmetall Simulation Australia Pty Ltd.
Over the past 18 months Thales Australia and Plasan have added Plasan's lightweight Flex Fence 2 RPG defeat system to the protective systems now available for these vehicles - should Defence want them?
Anthony Galea, a project manager based in GHD's Nowra office has been named Young Achiever of the NSW Year by the Australian Industry Defence Network.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare have announced a number of measures to be introduced as the next phase of reforms to Defence procurement to specifically improve reporting and accountability mechanisms.
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