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Australian Army to receive 251 new Remote Weapon Stations for its protected vehicles

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Australia’s Department of Defense and Electro Optic Systems announced on Thursday an agreement for the procurement of 251 new Remote Weapon Stations. “Today’s announcement of the acceleration of the contract signing between Department of Defence and Electro Optic Systems will provide us with 251 new generation Remote Weapons Stations for our protected vehicles,” the Australian […]

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Thales doubles production of Hawkei vehicles for Australian Defense Force

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French defense contractor Thales has announced that it doubles the rate of Hawkei vehicle production at our Bendigo facility. “Maintaining local supply chains that are vital for Australia’s defense industry,” the Thales message states. Thales is delivering a new generation of protected vehicles to the Australian Defense Force. Last month, an Australian Army motorised infantry […]

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Boeing achieves significant milestone with new stealthy, robotic fighter jet

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Boeing is progressing with the continued development of a new unmanned aircraft program in preparation for the first flight of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Loyal Wingman prototype in 2020. U.S. aerospace giant reported that Boeing’s Australia division, based in Brisbane, recently achieved two more milestones on the Royal Australian Air Force’s Loyal Wingman – […]

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U.S. private contractor buys 46 Australian retired F/A-18 Hornet fighters

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Australian Government Department of Defense has reported that U.S. private contractor Air USA is buying up to 46 F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft. “Workers at RAAF Base Williamtown will service and prepare up to 46 retired F/A-18 Classic Hornet aircraft that will be sold to air combat training company Air USA,” said in the release. Australian […]

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Lockheed Martin receives $831 million F-35 contract modification

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has been awarded an $831 million U.S. Navy contract modification to exercise options for production and delivery of F-35 fighter aircraft. The modification will cover the production and delivery of 15 lot 14 F-35A stealth multirole combat aircraft and associated red gear in support of the Government of […]

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Boeing progresses unmanned combat jet programme

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Boeing is progressing with the continued development of a new unmanned aircraft program in preparation for the first flight of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Loyal Wingman prototype in 2020. “We successfully achieved first autonomous teamed flights using high-performance jets as test beds and Australian-developed mission systems technology,” the Boeing Australia announced on its Twitter […]

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U.S. Navy stealthy littoral combat ship operates with Royal Australian Navy

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The U.S. Navy stealthy and futuristic littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) conducted operations together Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart (FFH 153) and fleet replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius (O 266) in the South China Sea, Nov. 6-12. While transiting together at sea, Montgomery, Stuart and Sirius conducted communication drills, division tactics, bilateral […]

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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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