The Minister for Defence, Senator John Faulkner, today announced that the Government has given Second Pass Approval for a A$493 million project to provide the next generation artillery system for the Australian Army. Senator Faulkner said the first phase of Land 17 (the Artillery Replacement Project) will provide the Army with four batteries of 35 M777A2 155mm Lightweight Towed Howitzers
Thales has today submitted its proposal for New Zealand's Project Alexander - the provision of logistics and support services for the New Zealand Defence Force. As a leader in logistics support services, Thales has global expertise and extensive experience in ensuring the availability and serviceability of mission critical materiel for a variety of defence forces
Greg Combet, the Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced the awarding of a defence contract that will lead to improved global communications for our deployed forces. “The contract, awarded to BAE systems, is for the construction of three new Satellite Communications Earth Terminals at the Australian Defence Satellite and Communications Station near Geraldton in Western Australia,” said Mr Combet
Israeli company Plasan Sasa - the world leader in armour and survivability systems for military vehicles - is partnering with Thales - a global technology leader for the defence market - to develop a new Light Protected Vehicle for the Australian Army and the international market. Under Defence project Land 121 Phase 4, the Australian Department of Defence will procure 1,300 PMV-L vehicles and trailers to replace Army's existing fleet of Land Rovers
QinetiQ Group PLC, a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions, has secured a AUS$23m ($19.3 million) contract from the Australian Department of Defence for TALON robots and replacement parts to support Australian Defence Forces deployed on operations
ITT Corporation announced today that it is partnering with two Australia-based enterprises to pursue electronic warfare systems awards on Australia’s Air Warfare Destroyer program. These ships will perform area air defense, capable of engaging enemy aircraft at more than 150 kilometers
Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO), BAE Systems Australia and Australian Aerospace have signed a contract to provide a range of enhancements to the AP-3C Orion aircraft and associated ground support systems. Mr Combet said the contract will provide a range of enhancements on the AP-3C Orion aircraft including improved Electro-Optic/Infra-red systems, Tactical Common Data Links, and upgrades to ground-based support systems
Austal has successfully launched the first of six 30 metre aluminium fast patrol craft being built for the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard at its Western Australian shipyard. Ordered in April 2008, construction of the vessels is currently ahead of schedule, with delivery expected in early 2010
The Hon. Greg Combet, MP Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Procurement, today announced that the first Australian assembled Multi Role Helicopter (MRH90) has been formally accepted at the Australian Aerospace facility in Brisbane
The Minister for Defence, the Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP, and US Ambassador Robert McCallum Jr, met today to discuss and exchange documents to amend the Chapeau Agreement
We were aware of the Australian Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon touring Europe and visiting Spain, getting briefed on Eurofighter by our friends of EADS CASA in Getafe.>> But now Australian media start to report about it
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