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Australia’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) believes Australia needs a public debate on building the future submarine in country and will host a national conference in Adelaide in March to provide the platform. more»
There’s a very good chance that by the end of the year that BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard, and perhaps Forgacs Newcastle yard, will be effectively closing. more»
One of the recurring themes of the Collins submarine replacement debate has been a Federal Government warning that the procurement should not be seen as a job creation program. more»
Changes being implemented in Air Mobility Group (AMG) training are intended to eradicate an “airline mentality” and provide government with a broader range of combat-focused options, AMG commander Air Commodore Warren McDonald told ADM. more»
Air to air refuelling trials involving an RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker/Transport and an instrumented Joint Strike Fighter are scheduled to take place at Edwards Air Force Base in California in September.. more»
The Australian Department of Defence has awarded a contract to Oshkosh to supply aviation fire trucks to the ADF. The contract announcement at the end of 2014 follows the program achieving government approval in August last year. more»
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.331 of 15 January 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. more»