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.

New $700m training system for ADF helicopter crews

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.
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.

Female pilot wins RAAF 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.

New TDL for Tigers

The Interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army has been given a combined pass, announced Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston. Premium

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.

SA Defence Summit looks to national agenda

More than 120 defence industry representatives, politicians and public service officials attended SA’s Defence Industry Summit this week, designed to help define the State's input in to the upcoming Defence White Paper. Premium

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    Land Forces 2014: Army’s new F90 assault rifle | ADM September 2014

    Army’s provisional design acceptance of Thales Australia’s F90 assault rifle and integrated grenade launcher means Second Pass approval is on track for June 2015. Premium

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      Undersea Technology: Unmanned MCM: the LCS litmus test | ADM August 2014

      While Australia’s Project SEA 1180 has been put on the back burner, the US Navy remains resolved to bring offboard MCM into its front line. ADM examines the means to effect this transformation, and challenges being encountered. Premium

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        Military Life: Playing with veterans' pensions is dangerous politics | ADM September 2014

        Along with the large number of special interest groups and community sectors the government has infuriated with its tough budget, it's also set itself on a trajectory for an unholy row with one group it should reasonably have expected to stay onside. Premium

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          Defence Business: Integrated air defence – Exercise Pitch Black 2014 | ADM September 2014

          Over eighty aircraft and 2300 personnel from seven countries took part in the biennial Exercise Pitch Black over the empty skies of Australia’s Top End in August. Premium

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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