27 Feb 2014
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An independent review of the $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyer program will be headed by former US Navy Secretary Don Winter, Defence Minister David Johnston announced at the ADM2014Congress in Canberra on 25 February.
Defence Minister David Johnston says he will use the innovative COCO agreement utilised by the DMO for a new CAE full flight simulator as a benchmark for what he hopes will be more of the same contracting model.
The announcement that this country is finally to acquire eight new Poseidon P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft, at a cost of some $4 billion, as part replacements for the 19 strong AP-3C Orion fleet, comes as no great surprise.
A team working to improve missile defence for the ADF has, for the second time, claimed the major title in the ADM Team of the Year Awards.
The latest Defence additional estimates shows the part that foreign exchange differences play in the costing of major defence projects.
Our somewhat lightweight 'chewing-the-cud' style narrative in last week's issue, drew an immediate response from an interested industry observer who was keen to have answers to the following questions.
Soldiers from Darwin's 1 Combat Service Support Battalion are building a Protected Military Vehicle capability to provide protected battlefield mobility for combat soldiers.
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The US Air Force has announced plans to launch a competition for a project it hopes will bolster the self-protection capabilities of its large aircraft.
Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.
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