24 Jan 2013
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Prime Minister Julia Gillard has outlined an updated security statement, Strong and Secure: A Strategy for Australia's National Security in a speech yesterday, January 23.
23 Jan 2013
With the anticipated release of the RFT proper in the third quarter of this year, Defence has sought comments from industry on the draft RFT for Air 5428 Phase 1, the acquisition and support of a pilot training system (PTS).
Local Australian SME W&E Platt has been awarded a contract to supply a large quantity of manually operated ring mounts to the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Last week's Australia-Britain Ministerial talks were prefaced by the signing of a Defence and Security Cooperation Treaty by British Defence Secretary Phil Hammond and Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith.
As one of Australia's new mutual banks, Defence Bank, is establishing Australia's first video call centre at its Melbourne head office.
Defence will conduct a period of public consultation for the proposed removal of the Hammerhead Crane located at Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney, from Monday January 21 to Monday February 18, 2013.
A 'flying V' ceremony was held in honour of Australian Major General Richard Burr, who is serving a two-year appointment as Deputy Commanding General - Operations, US Army Pacific.
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The US Army has selected five companies' engines to evaluate as possible replacements for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system's current engine, with two vendors slated to be picked for technology development later this year, a service spokesman said last week.
Roberta Pinotti met with Minister for Defence Marise Payne in Sydney yesterday to discuss Australia-Italy defence cooperation before speaking at a reception hosted by the Italian Ambassador to Australia
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