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Award for scientist behind troops' new combat ensemble

An Australian Army soldier from 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, demonstrates the Land 125 soldier combat ensemble at the Defence Materiel Organisation Land Engineering Agency proving ground test facilities in Monegeetta, Victoria, on 4 June 2015. Credit: Defence

Dr Mark Patterson has won the 2015 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his significant contributions to meeting the increasing demands for the continued protection and wellbeing of Australian soldiers.

Australia and NZ conduct key readiness exercise

Australian Army soldiers, Privates Joshua Morgan (right), and Adam Erickson, from 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, conduct an overwatch for a route clearance activity during Exercise Southern Katipo in Havelock, New Zealand. Credit: Defence

Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed across the ditch to New Zealand for Exercise SOUTHERN KATIPO.

Making the case for twelve future submarines

Collins class submarines conduct surface manouevres during a "photex". Credit: Defence

The defence industry has released a model demonstrating a continuous build of a fleet of twelve submarines which would assure the retention of Australian shipbuilding capabilities into the future.

Japan cleared to buy Global Hawk

The "Southern Cross II" RQ-4 Global Hawk in service with the USAF. Credit: USAF

The US has cleared a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $US1.2 billion.

Antarctic mission for C-17A Globemaster

A No 36 Squadron C-17A Globemaster sits at Wilkins Aerodrome in Antarctica. Credit: Defence

The Australian Antarctic Division and Royal Australian Air Force have successfully flown a joint operational mission to East Antarctica.

USAF to rotate long range bombers through RAAF Tindal

A B-2 Spirit bomber flies into position during a refuelling mission over the North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: USAF Tech. Sgt. Paul Villanueva II Released

The US has reached an agreement with Australia to conduct bomber and tanker rotatations through Australia's RAAF Base Tindal in the NT.

Triton UAS gets ready for production

A MQ-4C Triton in the BAMS hangar at NAS Patuxent River. The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Hangar Facility supports the Testing and Evaluation process for the Navy's Unmanned Aircraft Program. Credit: ADM (Katherine Ziesing)

The MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has commenced its operational assessment that will be used to support the program’s review and entry into low-rate initial production.

Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs to be acquired by Civmec

Civmec will be using the Tomago shipyard facility as its East Coast headquarters. Credit: Forgacs

The defence and commercial engineering division of Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs has been acquired by Perth based Civmec, allowing the Singapore-listed company to establish an east coast headquarters.

Australia’s opportunity to shape Air Force’s centenary

Credit: ADM (Katherine Ziesing)

The Australian community has the opportunity to shape the Royal Australian Air Force’s centenary activities which will occur in 2021.

Land 400 Phase 3 RFI released

Land 400 will see the replacement of a range of vehicle types.

With responses to the first phase of Land 400 under Phase 2 in the box, the following Phase 3 Mounted Close Combat Capability RFI was released on November 13.

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