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End of the LCH era

The Royal Australians Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour in formation.

The Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels have begun their decommissioning voyages, sailing from Cairns, the port they have called home for the past 30 years. Premium

Farewell to Landing Craft Heavy vessels

The Royal Australians Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy (LCH) HMA Ships Brunei, Labuan and Tarakan depart Cairns Harbour in formation.

The Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels put on a proud display of thanks to the Cairns community, sailing in formation from the city's harbour.

Thales to continue operating Garden Island

Thales has operated at the site for over 20 years. [Photo:Thales]

Thales Australia has signed a contract with the Department of Defence to provide ongoing dock operations and services, as well as ship repair and maintenance services, at Sydney's Garden Island for the next five years.

Air facilities project referred to Public Works Committee

The F-35A will provide Australia with a fifth generation aircraft capability to enable air superiority into the future.

The $1.477 billion New Air Combat Capability Facilities Project has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

Multi-million dollar Chinook investment in Townsville

Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2017.

Approval has been given to a $54.8 million project for facilities to support the introduction and sustainment of seven new CH-47 Chinook Helicopters.

RAN takes delivery of multi-role handlers

Pictured centre is Dion Smith with RAN representatives.

NTP Forklifts Australia has recently delivered three Manitou MHT780 units to the Royal Australian Navy.

Exercise Hamel 2014 starts throughout North Queensland

An Australian Army MRH-90 helicopter on a hard standing at RAAF base Townsville ahead of Exercise Hamel 2014.

A major exercise that tests the Australian Army's capability and understanding of the link between intelligence gathering and action on the ground has commenced in North Queensland.

US approves Rolls-Royce C-130 engine upgrade

The US Air Force has completed final engineering review and approved the Certification Basis for the Rolls-Royce C-130 Engine Enhancement Package.

Quickstep lands C-130J order from Lockheed Martin

The order will take Quickstep C-130J firm orders to 55 sets.

Quickstep has received a new purchase order for 19 sets of C-130J wing flaps from Lockheed Martin.

Billion dollar Australian Defence contracts signed

Five contracts for billions of dollars worth of support services to Defence bases across the country were signed this week.

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