22 May 2014
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Defence has confirmed that the three shortlisted consortia were informed earlier this year that the Request for Tender for the Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangements Project had been suspended.
Reports indicate that Defence has prepared a submission to build a $40 billion super-frigate fleet to replace the Navy's FFH Anzac and FFG Adelaide class ships with a larger class of vessel using the same 6500t hull as the AWD.
Over the next two years HMA Ships Anzac, Warramunga, Parramatta and Toowoomba will either enter or exit the Anti-Ship Missile Defence upgrade and refit.
Defence has released an RFI seeking information from industry on Tactical Data Systems (TDS) that will eventually be acquired under JP Land 2072 Phase 3 (formerly JP2072/3).
Defence cooperation between Australia, Canada, the UK, and US has been further enhanced by the establishment of a formal partnership on combined space operations.
The NZDF is looking into the possibility of acquiring a third OPV for the RNZN, which currently operates two 85 m Otago-class OPVs which were commissioned in 2010.
HMAS Darwin operating in the Indian Ocean in international waters intercepted a suspected drug smuggling dhow on May 13, 2014.
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The US Office of Naval Research earlier this month successfully demonstrated a new lightweight ramp intended for use on the Navy's JHSV that could potentially expand the mission sets of the vessel to include ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore transport.
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