29 May 2014
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28 May 2014
A contract is expected to be placed shortly for a 90 metre, 2,400 tonne aviation training ship for the RAN that will be built by Damen Shipyards in Vietnam.
Government and industry leaders gathered in Geelong on May 22 for the second Land 400 Industry Day, designed to promote the Victorian Regional Centre's capabilities in its bid to secure Defence's largest armoured vehicle program.
The latest round of funding under the SADI initiative has been announced by Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston who said more than $5 million in funding would be made available to industry in the 2014-15 financial year under round one of the SADI Program.
The difficulties being experienced with the RAN's 14-strong Armidale patrol boat fleet were the subject of unusually strong comments by Col Thorne, the DMO's general manager Land and Maritime Shipbuilding, at last week's Hunter Defence Conference.
Opportunities to expand Australia's multi-million dollar defence industry exports will be examined in a new federal parliamentary inquiry.
Defence cooperation between Australia, Canada, the UK, and US has been further enhanced by the establishment of a formal partnership on combined space operations.
Canberra will join the Falcon Telescope Network, which will eventually number 12 telescopes, computer-linked to the US Air Force Academy's CSSAR.
Announcements are expected very shortly on moving forward the Sea 5000 Future Frigate (Anzac class replacement) program.
Cabinet is reportedly divided over how much power and resources the new national security agency, the Australian Border Force, should have.
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