Hunter Class Frigate Program engagement with Australian industry grows

October 15, 2020 – The public Australian Industry Capability (AIC) Plan for the first phase of the Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Program has been released, detailing how AIC will be maximised in the initial design and production phase of the program. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the release of the AIC Plan demonstrates the…

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ADF Exercises Capability at RIMPAC

August 18, 2020 – Four Royal Australian Navy vessels and almost 700 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Hawaii ahead of two weeks of training involving 10 nations during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC). Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s participation in this year’s RIMPAC exercise reflects our close alliance with…

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Boosting Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity through new Naval Architecture program

August 18, 2020 – Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity will be boosted through a new Naval Architecture program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. The new program, which will commence in 2022, follows an agreement between Defence and the UNSW Canberra. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said naval shipbuilding is a key Defence priority…

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First New Cape Class Keel Laid

July 22, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, the Honle Melissa Price MP, officially ‘cut metal’ on the second of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed by Austal Australia for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The plate cutting of the second vessel follows the award of the A$324 million contract for…

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KBR Receives 15 RAN Subcontracts from Australian Company SMA

April 16, 2020 – KBR announced today that its Government Solutions Asia-Pacific (GS APAC) business has recently acquired over 15 new defense contracts from Australian company SMA. The highly strategic SMA contract acquisition covers a range of projects around Australia and adds even more depth and strength to KBR’s successful technical training services with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). KBR…

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Australian Government Support for Defence Industry

March 27, 2020 – The Morrison Government is providing certainty and funding to help Australian companies through the COVID-19 pandemic, with fast-tracked payments to defence industry a key feature of initial assistance to help mitigate the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic. This will mean some suppliers will receive payment up to two weeks earlier than usual. Minister for Defence, Senator…

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ADF Electronic Warfare talent pipeline to be established

March 6, 2020 – A new National Electronic Warfare Centre will be established as part of a $5 million initiative to grow the Electronic Warfare (EW) defense workforce. Jointly funded by Defence and Flinders University, the center will use training programs and research to develop and sustain EW related skills in defense. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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JFD Australia Secures Major Contract

February 21, 2020 – JFD Australia, a proven, trusted and reliable undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is pleased to advise that it will continue to supply its world-leading submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years. As provider of this critically important sovereign capability for more than…

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