31 Oct 2013
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NZ's MoD has issued a RFI for a multipurpose vessel to replace the combined capabilities of HMNZS Manawanui and HMNZS Resolution.
Eying an urgent need for a new air-launched, anti-ship missile in the Pacific, the US Secretary of Defense has rolled back a US Navy push to upgrade existing Raytheon-built Tomahawks and directed the US Air Force and the Navy to make the Lockheed Martin-led Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile demonstration project a program of record by 2018.
The 2009 Defence White Paper states bravely that the principal task for the ADF is to deter and defeat armed attacks on Australian territory by conducting independent military operations without relying on the combat or combat support forces of other countries.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1,000 troops to return home before Christmas in a "bitter-sweet" withdrawal.
The US DOD's inspector general plans to audit the Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program next year, according to a fiscal year 2014 audit plan recently released.
The AGVC is an annual event jointly sponsored by the Department of Defence and the CISR, Deakin University to stimulate robotics related research in Australian tertiary institutions.
Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai.
30 Oct 2013
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Still considered by some as a possible design contender for this country's Future Frigate project, the French Navy's second FREMM multi-mission ship, Normandie, has begun initial sea trials off Brittany.
Australian companies may miss out on contracts if there was no clear policy.
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