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U.S. Marines complete eighth annual rotation in Australia

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U.S. Marines have completed the eighth iteration of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D), a six-month rotation of Marines in Australia’s Northern Territory, according to a recent service news release. The U.S. Marines that comprised the 2019 rotation have departed Australia and returned to their home stations or have gone to Okinawa, Japan to participate […]

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U.S. attack helicopters to compete for Australia armed reconnaissance requirement

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The U.S.-made AH-64E Apache and AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters to compete for Australia’s LAND 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) replacement program requirement. Boeing ‘s AH-64E Apache, Bell’s AH-1Z Viper along with Europian Tiger attack helicopter have been formally offered to Australia to meet the country’s Project Land 4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability (ARC) requirement. Bell with […]

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U.S. Marines conducts GMLRS shoot in Australia for first time

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The U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, a part of Marine Rotational Force-Darwin (MRF-D), fired Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System munitions, known as GMLRS, during Southern Reach, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia on August 15, 2019. The HIMARS Marines fired two GMLRS in Australia for the first time ever, according […]

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Boeing accelerates ‘Loyal Wingman’ drone program

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Boeing is advancing efforts to introduce new digital engineering capabilities as it prepares for the first flight of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Loyal Wingman prototype in 2020. The aerospace giant reported a continues work on developing technology for autonomous aircraft that will help Royal Australian Air Force’s Loyal Wingman prototype take to the […]

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Lockheed Martin awarded $99M for air-launched cruise missiles for U.S. allies

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The U.S. Department of Defense said that Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded a $99 million contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Foreign Military Sales production support. The award, which was announced by the Department of Defense on Aug. 13, will provide for lifecycle support for all efforts related to JASSM and any JASSM […]

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U.S. and Australian forces conduct long range HIMARS raid

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The U.S. Marine Corps has announced that U.S. and Australian forces conducted realistic and long range High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) raid during Exercise Talisman Sabre 19. According to  1st Lt. Brett Vannier, U.S. Marines with 3rd Marine Division, soldiers with 2nd Infantry Division and Australian Defence Forces conducted a long range High Mobility […]

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U.S. Forces conduct HIMARS rapid infiltration in Australia

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The 3rd Marine Division has announced that U.S. Forces conduct High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) Rapid Infiltration (HIRAIN) training in Queensland Australia, during Exercise Talisman Sabre 19, July 6, 2019. According to a statement released by Capt. Gerard Farao, the U.S. and Australian bi-lateral training Exercise Talisman Sabre 19 provides an opportunity to increase […]

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Australian Government awards contract to Kongsberg for NASAMS missile systems

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The Australian Government and Kongsberg announced on Thursday an agreement worth about 1.6 billion NOK ( $186 million) for delivery of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) components. The Australian Government, Raytheon Australia and Kongsberg announced the approval of the program on March 25, 2019 in a ceremony at Raytheon Australia`s new […]

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U.S. and Australian airmen conduct bilateral flying operations

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The Pacific Air Forces announced that U.S. airmen in partnership with their Australian counterparts have conducted bilateral flying operations during “phenomenal” Diamond Storm exercise. The California Air National Guard’s 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Fresno, California, teamed up with the several units from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to conduct bilateral training during Exercise Diamond […]

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General Dynamics contracted for support of Australian ASLAVs and M1A1 Abrams tanks

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General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia (GDLS-A), a business unit of General Dynamics Land Systems in the Pacific region, has announced new deals for support a fleet of combat vehicles operated by the Australian Army. “General Dynamics Land Systems-Australia was awarded a number of contract extensions for the through life support contract of the Australian Light Armoured […]

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