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U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Minister for Defence Dr. Ng Eng Hen met Apr. 4 in the Pentagon. Ng is in the United States on his first official visit to Washington as Singapore’s minister for defense....Full Article »
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The Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, has today promoted Commodore Robyn Walker to the rank of Rear Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy. Admiral Walker is the first female in the Navy to attain the rank of Rear Admiral and to take on the job of Surgeon General for the Australian Defence Force....Full Article »
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Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that the Government had taken the next step in the $7.5 billion Project Overlander that will provide the Australian Defence Force with around 7,500 new vehicles over the next decade....Full Article »
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Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today released the Request for Tender for the sale of the Navy’s remaining Sea King Helicopters. The Request for Tender includes: Five complete helicopters; Three airframes; A simulator; and Associated unique equipment and parts. "The Sea Kings will be withdrawn from service...Full Article »
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will tomorrow mark 90 years since the title of ‘Royal’ was bestowed. "The history of the RAAF’s founding is quite interesting; it involves several dates that could be considered the RAAF’s birthday," said RAAF historian Dr Chris Clark "During World War I, the squadrons of the...Full Article »
Today we release a June 2011 electronic supplement to the Public Defence Capability Plan (the DCP). The DCP provides information for Defence industry on Defence’s Capital Acquisition Plans. The supplement outlines the adjustments to the DCP since the last update in December last year. The adjustments include projects approved by...Full Article »
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced General Dynamics Land Systems had won a contract to provide support and maintain Army vehicles that are used in Australia and Afghanistan. The company will provide support for the Army’s fleet of Abrams Tanks, Light Armoured Vehicles and Hercules Recovery Vehicles for at least...Full Article »
Defence has been able to rule out insurgent ground fire as a possible cause for the CH-47D Chinook crash in southern Afghanistan yesterday which killed Lieutenant Marcus Case and wounded five Army Aviation aircrew. A review of known facts by ADF personnel in Afghanistan today has concluded that there was no evidence of insurgent activity...Full Article »
Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today kicked off in the next stage of industry consultation on the Australia-United States Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty. The second round of consultation is being done through the Joint Defence and Industry Advisory Panel – which includes experts from major Australian Defence companies...Full Article »
Tomorrow, the 7th of May 2011, marks the 69th anniversary of the climax of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Russ Crane said many have called it the battle that saved Australia. Vice Admiral Crane said the battle was a remarkable and decisive encounter which for the first time in naval history saw two aircraft...Full Article »
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