06 Jun 2013
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Australia is among the 67 countries which have signed the UN's Arms Trade Treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in conventional weapons - from tanks, warships and combat aircraft, to assault rifles and their ammunition.
The US Navy has hired Electric Boat as contractor for a $14m FMS agreement with the Spanish Ministry of Defence, to provide technical assistance and review the S-80 Submarine project for almost three years.
Last month Australian soldiers from the Shadow UAV Group 2 completed their eight-month rotation in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, logging about 3400 hours of flight in support of ISAF operations.
Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel held trilateral defence ministerial talks in Singapore June 1 on the margins of the International Institute of Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue.
The Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC) has welcomed the University College London (UCL) as an Affiliate Partner.
The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has completed hosting an International Maritime Trade Protection exercise involving participants from 10 nations.
The 2013 Safeskies conference is to be held at the Hotel Realm Canberra on 16th and 17th October 2013.
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05 Jun 2013
The US Air Force expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016.
The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.
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