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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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Australian F/A-18 fighter jet fails take-off at Amberley airbase, pilots eject

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On morning Tuesday, a Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet failed to take off from Amberley airbase after one of its engines malfunctioned. According to local sources, two pilots have been forced to eject after a F/A-18F Super Hornet suffered an engine failure and takeoff was aborted. The official press release of […]

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U.S. State Department approves sale of white phosphorus artillery rounds to Australia

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The Pentagon’s top arms broker, Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the U.S. State Department has cleared a possible of $132.2 million sale of 155mm artillery rounds to Australia, including White Phosphorous projectile munitions. On December 4, 2020, the U.S. Military’s Agency reported that the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of 155mm Ammunition […]

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Rheinmetall unveils first Australian Lynx KF41 fighting vehicle

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The Dusseldorf-based German defense group Rheinmetall has unveiled the first of three Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicles designed, developed and manufactured for the Commonwealth of Australia’s $AUD18.1 billion (11.1 MrdEUR) Land 400 Phase 3 program. Rheinmetall released a statement on Tuesday saying that Lynx is a next generation tracked, digitised and highly protected Infantry Fighting […]

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