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France orders 12 Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by the French Ministry of Defence to supply 12 A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the French Air Force.

Laser weapon system installed on USS Ponce

The USN has installed a laser weapon prototype on board USS Ponce, its interim Afloat Forward Staging Base vessel stationed in Bahrain.

BAE Systems 6,000 training mission milestone

BAE Systems' NTP's Airborne Navigation Trainers have completed 6,000 successful training missions for the Australian Defence Force's SAW.

Northrop Grumman awards scholarships to aspiring engineers at Dickson College

Three students at Dickson College in Canberra, Australia, were awarded scholarships by Northrop Grumman for their achievements in developing unmanned systems. Dickson College students, from left, are Noah Ingham, Amy Blunt and Jack Hubbard. Presenting the awards was Mary Petryszyn, vice president for International with Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation awarded scholarships for UAV development and related technologies to three students from Dickson College in Canberra.

India invites bids for $2.4bn artillery contract

India has invited bids for a $2.4-billion artillery deal while deferring a decision on acquiring 106 Swiss Pilatus aircraft for fighter pilot training.

First Aussie made vertical tails installed on F-35

The first vertical tails manufactured by Australian company, Marand, were installed November 13 on the F-35 Lightning II known as AF-73 in Lockheed Martin's manufacturing plant in Fort Worth, Texas.

Defence wraps up support to G20

The ADF has concluded its support to the G20 Leaders' Summit following the successful conclusion of the Australian-hosted international event.

French President visits Thales Australia

Thales Australia welcomed the President of France, Francois Hollande, to its facility at Rydalmere in NSW as part of a state visit.

Thales to deliver training solutions for ADF helicopter pilots

The next generation of Australia's Army and Navy helicopter pilots will be trained using three Thales full flight simulators and a suite of other synthetic training devices.

Defence awards Chinook facilities contract

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2017.

Defence has awarded a contract for the construction of facilities to support the Army's seven new CH-47 Chinook Helicopters at RAAF Base Townsville.

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