Over 60 Countries Sign Arms Trade Treaty

June 4, 2013 @ 09:09 AM

The United States have held back from signing the arms trade treaty, with over 60 countries believed to have signed it. “The United States welcomes the opening of the Arms Trade Treaty for signature, and we look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations...

Royal Australian Air Force To Buy C-27J in $1.4Bn FMS Deal

May 10, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government had agreed to purchase 10 Alenia C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlift aircraft at a cost of $1.4 billion

Boeing Wins $55M Contract for Support from Royal Australian Air Force

May 4, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced that Boeing has been awarded a $55 million Electronic Warfare support contract for the Royal Australian Air Force fleet of Wedgetail aircraft. “Our Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft will play an important role in providing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance...

Delays In JSF Program, Five-Year Wait For Australia

March 16, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

With revelations the RAAF's new fighter won't be available until after 2017, Australia faces an air combat capability gap later this decade, according to The Advertiser. US Air Force Major General John Thompson, deputy program executive officer for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, said the development program for the fighter had...

Babcock Wins Australian Anzac Support Contract

March 5, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The contract is expected to be valued at A$300 million (c £200 million) over an initial five year period, with an option to extend for a further five years. The final contract is expected to be signed by the end of June 2012 and become operational, after a transitional phase,...

Blackhawk Operations Resume in Australia

January 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

After being temporarily grounded on 20, January over safety alarms surrounding fractured bolts, Australia’s fleet of Black Hawk combat helicopters returned to the skies yesterday. The defective bolts were found during a routine maintenance check causing a fleetwide suspension following concerns that all power could have been lost to the engine, if the bolts failed entirely

Australia Advances A$7.5Bn Vehicle Project

December 12, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government had taken the next step in the $7.5 billion Project Overlander that will provide the Australian Defence Force with around 7,500 new vehicles over the next decade

Australian MoD Approves to Upgrade ANZAC Frigates’ Anti-Missile Defense

November 28, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government has approved the upgrade of all eight of the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates with an advanced Anti-Ship Missile Defence system. The total project cost is in excess of $650 million, including the funds already spent upgrading HMAS Perth

The challenges ahead of Australia's defence industries

November 26, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Australia's modernisation plans should create a boom time for domestic industry during the next decade and beyond. However, short-term delays and spending cuts point to a gloomy outlook for some local businesses

Saab Signs Additional Contract with Australia for Carl-Gustaf

November 10, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

The defence and security company Saab has received an order from Australia for ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon system. The order sum is MSEK 160

Australia Goes to Spend $6Bn on Afghan War

October 14, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Australia would have spent about $6billion on the war in Afghanistan by the time our troops leave in 2014, according to Defence. Defence Minister Stephen Smith defended the country's decade-long involvement in the conflict in Parliament yesterday

Kongsberg Awarded Contract for Simulator from Autralia

October 5, 2011 @ 12:00 AM

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (Kongsberg) is pleased to announce the award of a Command Team Trainer Simulation Infrastructure contract in the order of 50 MNOK under which Kongsberg will support Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd (the Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Combat System Systems Engineer) in the delivery of this central component of the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers Command Team Trainer. The Simulation Infrastructure is based on Kongsberg's PROTEUS Naval Training Technology and will provide the Hobart Class Command Team Trainer (CTT) with exercise control and a common synthetic environment for integration of the Aegis Weapon System and other Hobart...