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U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia

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The U.S. Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced that the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of four CH-47F Chinook helicopters to Australia.  The announcements say that the Government of Australia has requested to buy four CH-47F helicopters with customer-unique modifications; eight T55-GA-714A aircraft turbine engines, five AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); eight […]

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Australia to buy latest Abrams tank version

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The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Australia of the latest version of the Abrams tank, according to Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). On April 29, 2021, the DSCA, the Pentagon’s top arms broker, announced that the U.S. State Department has cleared a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia […]

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Australia cleared to buy combat drones with serious airstrike capabilities

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Just this week, the U.S. State Department approved the potential sale of MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to Australia, in a deal that could be worth about $1.651 billion. The potential sale, announced on the website of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, involves up to twelve MQ-9B aircraft, precision-guided munitions, […]

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Boeing gets $115M contract to build more Loyal Wingman combat drones

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Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that the Australian government has awarded a $115 million contract to build three more Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. The company said that the agreement will increase the aircraft’s production capability to six aircraft for Royal Australian Air Force. As noted by the company, the […]

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Boeing’s unmanned combat aircraft makes successful maiden flight

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The first Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft took to the air today. Aerospace giant Boeing reported that a prototype of new unmanned combat aircraft has made a successful maiden flight in Australia. The flight of the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years flew […]

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U.S. Navy awards contract to Northrop Grumman for JCREW systems

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The U.S. Navy has awarded the Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. a contract to exercise options for Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) Increment One Block One (I1B1) dismounted systems. The contract award from Naval Sea Systems Command enables the company to supply JCREW system to protect soldiers on patrol, in vehicles, or […]

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Australian Army selects AH-64E Apache to replace Tiger helicopters

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The Australian military has confirmed that it has selected the Boeing AH-64E Apache as its armed reconnaissance helicopter to replace the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from 2025. On Friday, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced that the replacement for the Tiger ARH would be the Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian. “The Australian Army’s armed reconnaissance capability […]

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Hanwha Defense officially launches Redback combat vehicle in Australia

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Hanwha Defense, a leading defense company in South Korea, has announced that it unveiled the fully integrated Redback infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) in Australia ahead of tests and evaluations by the Australian Army starting February. According to a company news release, Hanwha Defense Australia and Team Redback has today officially launched the Redback Infantry Fighting […]

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Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft

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Royal Australian Air Force will expand its P-8A Poseidon fleet with two new multi-mission maritime aircraft, according to Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC. Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14, […]

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Royal Australian Air Force declares the F-35 ‘combat ready’

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On 28 December, the Royal Australian Air Force has announced that their F-35A Lightning II fleet was declared ‘combat ready’. “Our F-35A Lightning II fleet can now be deployed on operations, with Initial Operational Capability being officially achieved today,” the Royal Australian Air Force said in a Twitter post Monday. Minister for Defence, Senator the […]

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