27 Mar 2014
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Professional Engineers Australia has called for the Minister for Defence to urgently review and invest in Commonwealth engineering capacity on the AWD and the Future Submarine projects.
In the near future, the Australian Government will consider the second-pass approval of the acquisition of the bulk of the proposed F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet.
The 2014 rotation of approximately 1150 US Marines will arrive in northern Australia in coming days with equipment, vehicles and helicopters.
According to the Newcastle Herald, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union said this week that Newcastle NSW could help build new steel-hulled patrol boats to replace a reportedly troubled naval fleet of aluminium vessels, said this week.
The ASLAV-S is a specialised surveillance vehicle equipped with thermal imager, laser range finder, day television camera and battlefield surveillance radar RASIT or AMSTAR on a hydraulic mast.
The Australian inventor of the black box flight recorder has been honoured with the naming of a Defence building in Canberra.
Soldiers on deployment will be safer when clearing areas of landmines and unexploded ordnance with the formal introduction into service of eight remote-controlled countermine machines.
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According to Northrop Grumman the first stage of flight testing for the MQ-4C Triton has been completed.
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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