24 Oct 2012
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The Department of Defence is currently considering the establishment of a Defence and industry Integrated Project Team to develop high-level concept designs for the replacement Collins Class submarine to meet the 2009 White Paper capability.
The Spanish Navy and Army have begun trials aboard the 27,500-tonne LHD SPS Juan Carlos I to evaluate interoperability with two of the main aircraft used by the army's helicopter fleet.
After 36 years the Australian Army is replacing its stock of static-line personnel parachutes with new models and associated training being rolled out to units from early October.
Raytheon has been awarded a US$45.3 million US Navy contract to provide MK 54 lightweight torpedo hardware, test equipment, spares and related engineering and repair services for USN fleet inventory.
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An F-35A test aircraft has completed the first aerial weapons release of an AIM-120 AMRAAM from a conventional takeoff and landing aircraft.
In a recent edition of DWP ADM reported that the US Defense Department was to begin publicly exploring ways to open up select portions of the JSF program to competition.
More than 500 DCNS personnel and guests watched as the third of the 12 FREMM multimission frigates on DCNS's orderbook was floated out of the building dock at the Group's Lorient facility.
Unmanned aerial vehicle combat operations over Afghanistan will begin to be controlled from the UK from "early next month", when a new command centre opens at Royal Air Force Waddington in Lincolnshire.
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