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Navantia Pitches F-5000 Design for Future Frigates Bid

15 Agustus 2017A rendered image of Navantia's F-5000 design. (image : Navantia Australia)Navantia Australia has submitted its response to the Commonwealth’s Request for Tender for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate program with what it...

$1.5b Tiger Choppers Grounded After Being Classed ‘Unsafe’

14 Agustus 2017Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (all photos : Aus DoD)Australia’s $1.5 billion Tiger attack helicopters have been grounded in all but emergency situations after being deemed to be “unsafe” by the manufacturer.The move is the...

Australian Navy Extending Service Life of Huon-Class Minehunters

14 Agustus 2017Huon class minehunter (photo : RAN)The Australian defense department on August 11 announced that the project to extend the service life for Navy’s Huon-class minehunter coastal vessels had been granted first pass...

First Six PC-21 Officially Handed Over to Australia

12 Agustus 2017RAAF PC-21 training aircraft (photo : Aus DoD)First fleet of PC-21 handed over to DefenceMinister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gippsland, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today...

Testing Complete For New Army Vehicles

12 Agustus 2017Rheinmetall Boxer CRV (photo : Aus DoD)Testing to help select the Army’s new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle has finished on schedule.Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, congratulated the two shortlisted...

Cubic Wins Contract to Provide Simulation Services for the Royal Australian Navy

11 Agustus 2017Cubic Global Defense to support Navy Synthetic Warfighting Centre with development and delivery of simulation-enabled training events (photo : DefenceConnect)SAN DIEGO – Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation...

BAE Systems Officially Submits Bid for SEA 5000

11 Agustus 2017Type 26 variant for SEA 5000 (image : BAE Systems)BAE Systems today announced that it has submitted its bid to the Australian Government for the nation’s SEA 5000 Future Frigate program.The bid...

Australia Progresses on Naval Export Vision

10 Agustus 2017Fassmer OPV (image : Fassmer)Australia could soon be exporting Navy vessels to Asia and the Middle East regions according to one of the German Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) tenderers.Defence Connect spoke with...

RAAF Heron will be Retired

09 Agustus 2017RAAF Heron UAV (all photos : ADF)End of an Era, as Our Heron DepartsAir Force has marked the end of an era with a decision to withdraw the Heron remotely piloted aircraft...

Australia’s First Air Warfare Destroyer Heads for Commissioning Site

08 Agustus 2017HMAS Hobart destroyer will be commissioned in September 23 (all photos : AusAWD)Some two months after being officially delivered to the Australian defense ministry in Adelaide, Royal Australian Navy’s first air warfare...

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