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New Chief of Capability Development Group announced

Major General Caligari will be promoted to Lieutenant General and assume his appointment in October.

The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AC has announced Major General John Caligari, AM, DSC will succeed Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO, DSC, RAN as the Chief of Capability Development Group.

Australian SME receives recognition

Micreo Manufacturing Cleanrooms.

The Australian Industry Group Defence Council has presented Queensland company Micreo Limited with a prestigious defence supply chain award at the Defence + Industry Conference 2014 in Adelaide.

White Paper released for public consultation

A 50-page Defence Issues Paper, containing a summary of the key issues for consideration in next year's White Paper, has been released by Defence Minister David Johnston.

Defence optometry contract cancelled

MHS has apologised to all ADF personnel for any concerns that this breach has caused.

Defence's medical and allied health provider to ADF personnel, Medibank Health Solutions, announced that it has terminated its contract with its optometry service provider, Luxottica Retail Australia, effective immediately.

US discusses national security research with Australia

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Dr Reginald Brothers and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert.

Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, met with delegation from the US Department of Homeland Security to discuss collaboration on science and technology in support of national security.

Second F-35A gets a lick of paint

[Photo: Nigel Pittaway]

Ahead of the roll-out ceremony for the first RAAF F-35A Lightning II in the US on July 24, the second aircraft has now been painted and awaits flight testing.

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.

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