20 Mar 2014
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According to the RAAF, the MQ-4C Triton UAS is an unarmed maritime variant of Northrop-Grumman's Global Hawk.
With Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the government would follow through with the acquisition of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton HALE, together with his previous announcement that eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft would be acquired, ends a journey that began a decade ago.
Under a five year contract extension signed recently Boeing will continue to support the RAAF's Wedgetail airborne early warning command-and-control fleet.
The defence division of marine engineer Birdon of Port Macquarie, has been awarded a contract worth up to $US259 million to supply the US Army with up to 374 specialised bridge erection boats.
South Australian based manufacturing firm, Castech, recently delivered its first order of specialised castings to defence ship building organisation, ASC.
In late 2013, Raytheon awarded the contract for 15 DIVOS 3 log Air Traffic Control recording systems for the RAAF Bases to Frequentis Australasia Pty. Ltd.
Integra Packaging has recently developed a robust solution for the encapsulation of the RAAFs Sea Kings.
HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million.
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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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