OPV construction commences

November 15, 2018 – In a momentous day for Australia’s national shipbuilding endeavor, construction has commenced on the Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels at Osborne in South Australia. The Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the multi-billion dollar project will see 12 OPVs delivered. The OPVs will have an important role protecting our borders and will provide…

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21 Pacific Patrol Boats to be built in WA

Australia will gift Timor-Leste two new patrol boats following the finalization of the shipbuilding arrangements. The new arrangements follow the agreement between Prime Minister Turnbull and Prime Minister Alkatiri in November 2017 for the provision of these two new boats to Timor-Leste. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said Australia’s gifting of these vessels will help enhance Timor-Leste’s…

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Lockheed Martin Australia welcomes Future Submarine Combat System contract announcement

Defence technology and innovation company, Lockheed Martin Australia, welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, that its contract with the Commonwealth of Australia for the Future Submarine Combat System Design, Build and Integration has been signed. Commenting on the announcement, Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro AM, said the signing of…

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Government secures 200 new jobs at Osborne, totalling 1200 this year

The Turnbull Government has given workers at Osborne an early Christmas present. The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann today announced a workforce package that will bolster jobs and skilling for Australia’s current and future naval shipbuilders. “Australia’s future shipbuilding and sustainment workforce is at the very…

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Small Business Helps Build Naval Capability

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne announced a new research partnership to pursue innovative maritime Defence technologies August 17th. Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and Sonartech Atlas signed a three-year agreement today for research and development in Australian Defence Force (ADF) Naval capability for ships and submarines. Pyne welcomed this new partnership with Sonartech Atlas, signed in Adelaide as…

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Welcoming the NSW Defence Strategy

February 21, 2017 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed the creation of Defence New South Wales and its blueprint Defence Strategy, New South Wales: Strong, Smart and Connected. Minister Pyne said the creation of a dedicated team and state strategy focused on defense within New South Wales would enhance coordination with the Commonwealth and…

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Leading Technology Accelerator Launches in Australia

December 10, 2016 – Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today welcomed Techstars’ launch of its first Defence and Security Accelerator in Adelaide. Minister Pyne said Techstars is one of the leading technology accelerators in the world. “Techstars Adelaide is designed to support companies to develop and commercialize state-of-the-art technologies connected to the defence and security sectors.…

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