Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Royal Australian Navy has signed a new contract with Raytheon Australia to provide three Bell 429 helicopters aimed to maintain and develop the skills of junior Naval helicopter aircrew. The contract is worth around A$26 million over four years and includes support and maintenance
Boeing today delivered Australia’s fifth C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during a ceremony at the C-17 program’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. A RAAF delegation led by Stephen Smith, Australia’s Minister for Defence, received the country’s latest C-17 at an event also attended by Chief of the Defence Force Gen
Sweden’s FMV has ordered 60 protected weapon stations from Australian firm W&E Platt to provide firepower and protection to vehicle gunners. The FMV contract is the fourth for the Platt MR550 Bi-Metal Ring Mount in as many years, which will equip the latest batch of RG32M 4x4 mine hardened patrol vehicles recently ordered from BAE Systems OMC South Africa for the Swedish Army
Navy’s new anti-ship missile defence radar system has been released for initial operational use after achieving outstanding results from the trial of the system off the coast of Australia and Hawaii. The new multi-phased array radar system has been installed on the Anzac-class frigate HMAS Perth
The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare today announced that the Government has approved four major Defence capability projects. The projects are: -- The acquisition of over 950 new four wheel drive vehicles as well as trailers and associated equipment for training purposes (combined first and second pass approval for the acquisition of Light and Lightweight Tactical Training Vehicles under Land 121 Phase 5A); -- The upgrade of Navy’s current long range Standard Missile-2 (SM2) air defence missiles for future use by the Air Warfare Destroyers (SEA 4000 Phase 3
The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today announced that innovative Australian research projects involving helicopters, objects in space, sonar analysis and solar energy had been selected to receive combined funding of $13 million. Five projects were selected out of 119 submissions received under Round 15 of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program
Defence Minister Stephen Smith has refused to guarantee Australia will buy 100 US-built F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, saying the project is getting close to the cost and delay overruns Defence built into the order. The Government has placed a tentative order for 100 of the stealth aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of less-capable F/A-18 Hornets and the now-retired F-111 fighter-bomber
Cubic Defence Australia, the Australian defense subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, has won a contract with the Australian Army to provide collective training services, and a technical integration contract to support Australian and U.S
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BAE Systems and Marand, a precision engineering company from the State of Victoria, signed a long-term agreement today on the supply of vertical tails for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter -- the largest, highest-value package of industrial work on the F-35 program in Australia. The agreement is worth A$790 million of high-technology export business for the aerospace industry in Australia over the life of the program, with subsequent contracts being let yearly
Defence today signed a A$69 million contract to deliver faster and more reliable communications on the battlefield. Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare said the contract with Raytheon would provide: -- more than 1000 radios, which will be mounted on Army vehicles, primarily Bushmasters and M113 armoured vehicles, and handheld portable radios to be carried by soldiers in the field; -- equipment needed to mount and operate the radios; and -- maintenance and support services for three years
Thales Australia has built on its successful participation in the Department of Defence’s establishment of a Maritime Tactical Wide Area Network, with the in-service support contract under SEA 1442 Phase 3 becoming operative. The five-year contract involves the company providing a range of engineering, maintenance, supply and help desk support for the system
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