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RAAF achieves milestones in Middle East

The Australian Air Task Group’s air combat operations against Daesh continue with precision attacks, with more than 400 weapons employed against targets to degrade Daesh capability and to support Iraqi Security Forces.

Dutch order Bushmaster mobility vehicles

The Netherlands has ordered 12 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles from Thales’s Bendigo factory, bringing the Dutch total to 98 since its first order in 2006.

Saab to build A26 submarines

Saab will build two new A26 submarines and upgrade two existing Gotland-class submarines under an initial $1.36 billion order from the Swedish government.

Atlantic & Peninsula wins HMAS Choules support

Atlantic & Peninsula’s Australian arm will maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock HMAS Choules over the next two years, in a deal valued at an initial $60.6 million.

TKMS teams with Tasmanian shipbuilders for Pacific Patrol Boats

Incat’s large fast ferries are well known around the world. The Tasmanian company is now part of a team bidding for the Pacific Patrol Boat program.

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems and UGL Engineering have teamed with Incat Tasmania, Haywards Shipyards and others within the Tasmania Maritime Network to bid for the Pacific Patrol Boats program.

HMAS Tobruk home for last time

Landing ship HMAS Tobruk has sailed in to her home port of Sydney’s Garden Island for the last time as a commissioned Royal Australian Navy (RAN) warship.

Updated F88 assault rifle on trial

Private Jackson Bartlett from the 5th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment scans for targets, during the testing of the new Grenade Launcher Attachment (GLA) on an EF88 Austeyr weapon at Kangaroo Flats firing range, outside of Darwin.

The enhanced Austeyr F88 (EF88) assault rifle has been described as “lethal, robust, ergonomic and superior” by personnel involved in the trial this month.

Second LHD ship puts to sea for trials

Australia’s second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship, NUSHIP Adelaide, is on passage between Melbourne and Sydney at the beginning of its sea trials.

Airbus buys New Zealand’s Safe Air

Airbus Group Pacific has acquired Safe Air, one of New Zealand’s best known maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.

ADF trains on Wasp small UAS

Australian Defence Force personnel have begun training with the AeroVironment Wasp small unmanned aircraft system.

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