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.
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.

TKMS teams with Tasmanian shipbuilders for Pacific Patrol Boats

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.

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Two more KC-30A MRTTs for RAAF

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The Australian Government will purchase two additional KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force, increasing our KC-30A fleet to seven. more »

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    Meggitt delivers additional weapons training simulation systems

    Meggitt Training Systems Australia (MTSA) delivered five Weapons Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at bases across Australia under Army Minor Project AMP029.44 and is also upgrading 18 existing WTSS facilities to bring them up to a similar standard as well as providing enhanced weapon simulator capability. Premium

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      What dreams may come under Sea 5000

      Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium

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        RAAF ladies roundtable at Avalon

        Want to have a serious case of career envy? Hang out with the next generation of RAAF ladies at the Avalon Air Show. Premium

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          IAI promotes Heron TP for future ADF MUAS

          Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system. 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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