Making more of the maritime

The Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force have been working ever closer together with a combined anti-submarine exercise undertaken as the Indo-Pacific Endeavour Task Group sails through regional waters. HMA Ships Darwin and Adelaide were recently joined in by the Air Force’s newest capability, the P8-A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The Poseidon provides up-to-date anti-submarine warfare and maritime patrol features, and the leading-edge aircraft flew ahead of the force and dropped a remotely operated vehicle known as an Expendable Mobile Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Target (or EMATT) into the…

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Coins honor Defence service

Published on 16 April 2017 Ms Teresa Jurkovic (author), CPL Dan Pinhorn (photographer) Topic(s): Operations, Honours, Awards and Trophies, Ceremony and Traditions, Centenary of Anzac, Ships, Boats and Submarines (L-R) Commodore Philip Spedding RAN, Group Captain Terry van Haren), Leading Seaman Anne Marie Becker, Warrant Officer Class One Kim Felmingham, and Colonel Peter Sibree (Retd) at the launch of the Medals of Honor Coin Collection at the Australian War Memorial. April 15, 2017 – Two Navy personnel have been included in a new commemorative coin collection launched on 3 April by the Governor-General his Excellency General the…

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$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft for U.S., Australia and U.K.

April 3, 2017 – Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The agreement also includes options for 32 additional aircraft, as well as money for long-lead parts for future orders. After exercising all options, the total contract value will be $6.8 billion. This comprehensive award reflects a commitment by Boeing and the Navy to achieve pricing and production stability,…

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