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November 26, 2015

Shipbuilding in Australia is certainly one of the most trumpeted topics in defence of late, and for good reason. Last week did not disappoint – we witnessed Perth-based heavy engineer and constructor Civmec's move to acquire Forgacs, a step in its ambition to be considered as a serious contender for shipbuilding programs. Yet at the same time BAE Systems was revealing rather quietly that it would be closing its Williamstown shipyard in the new year – to very little fanfare.
In related news the third Air Warfare Destroyer Sydney has had its keel laid and Fincantieri was in town with the the Deputy Italian Defence Minister talking up its full commitment to the Future Frigate and Offshore Patrol Vessel programs.
ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing sizes up the two contenders for the Combat System Integrator CEP and Philip Smart listened to what new Innovation Australia Chair Bill Ferris had to say. 
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Keel Laid for NUSHIP Sydney

The keel-laying for the third ship is the latest in a series of important achievements across the project.  more»

Refreshed tanks delivered to School of Armour

The first of 10 ‘refreshed’ M1A1 Abrams tanks has been delivered to the Army’s School of Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria.  more»

Rheinmetall awards integration and support contract to Penske

Penske will provide integration services and spare part supplies for a new fleet of over 2,500 medium-weight and heavy-weight military logistic vehicles.  more»

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