11 Sep 2014
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Defence Minister David Johnston has announced a five-year
plan by the Abbott Government to maintain Mulwala and
Benalla munitions plants.
It is reported that SOCOM has signed a new framework contract with Saab to extend its procurement of the Carl Gustafman-portable weapon system.
Delegates at Airservices' recent Waypoint conference in Canberra were told by Airservices chief executive Margaret Staib, that the move to a common ATM system with the ADF was progressing as planned with the project on track to start construction in 2015.
Shadow federal industry Minister Kim Carr has blasted the Abbott government's decision to order a fleet of nine bulletproof BMW 7 Series limousines after rejecting an earlier decision to award the contract to Holden-BAE.
10 Sep 2014
NewsCorp reports that the government will select the Japanese-built Soryu Class submarine to replace locally built Collins Class boats as the Navy's key strike weapon beyond 2030.
Commando regiments will now be able to wear the AAS dagger on ceremonial occasions when in ceremonial orders of dress and bearing arms.
Ryan Aerospace was recently announced Finalists at the PACE Zenith National Manufacturing Awards.
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General Dynamics UK has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD to deliver 589 SCOUT SV platforms to the British Army to provide essential capability to the Armoured Cavalry within Army 2020.
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