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NUSHIP Canberra departs Melbourne

The first Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra has departed the BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard and is bound for Sydney.

Thales and Quickstep team up on Hawkei

Thales Australia is working closely with specialist suppliers at every stage to refine and enhance the design of the Hawkei including teaming with Quickstep Technologies.

Lockheed Martin teams with Roketsan on F-35 missile

Rick Edwards, executive vice president of the Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business area; and Roketsan Chairman of the Board Eyüp Kaptan; signed the agreement.

Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed a teaming agreement for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II.

AWD's $800 million blowout

A computer-generated image of an air warfare destroyer.

The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer program has risen to about $800 million more than its $8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS-Jane's.

New $700m training system for ADF helicopter crews

Defence Minister David Johnston meets HMAS Albatross personnel during his visit to the base on Thursday during which he announced a $700 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System would be based at the Nowra naval air station.

A modern helicopter training system for Navy and Army personnel has been approved by Defence Minister Senator David Johnston.

Austal launches fifth Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal has celebrated the launch of the fifth in-series CCPB at their facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

Female pilot wins RAAF scholarship

The Australia Women Pilot’s Association (AWPA) announced Jasmine Morris of Healesville Victoria as the 2014 recipient of the Air Force sponsored $7000 Navigation Component Scholarship.

The Australia Women Pilots' Association has announced Jasmine Morris of Healesville, Victoria, as the 2014 recipient of the Royal Australian Air Force sponsored Navigation Component Scholarship.

BAE Systems awarded $50 million Nulka contract

BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.

Defence considers training centre relocation

Defence officials are weighing up whether they should spend more than $40 million to relocate the warfare training centre from Williamtown to Canberra.

Austal lays final Cape Class keel

Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, Austal Australia President - Graham Backhouse, Austal Vice President Defence - Davyd Thomas and Customs & Border Protection acting National Director - Ian Laverock.

Austal Limited has recently celebrated another milestone with the keel laying for the eighth and final Cape Class Patrol Boat at Austal's Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

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