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Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway opens today's Defence Week with the news that BAE Systems is offering its Queen Elizabeth class carrier design to India, which has a requirement for a 65,000 tonne carrier to be known as the INS VishalADM understands that Indian officials have already visited BAE Systems’ shipyard at Rosyth, Scotland.

In other news, Defence is on track to spend 1.93 per cent of GDP in this year's Budget, Team Defence Australia heads to Malaysia for LIMA 19, HMAS Brisbane completes seaworthiness trials, Defence inspects the first Australian Boxer, and the Space Agency gets a mission control centre.

And the house announcements: nominations for this year's Women in Defence Awards close next Wednesday, April 10. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner on July 11.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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HMS Queen Elizabeth sails back into Portsmouth after successful completion of initial fast jet trials.
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BAE Systems offers Queen Elizabeth carrier design to India

A BAE Systems representative at LIMA said the company has already held talks with the Indian Navy. Read more
The current government has set Defence on an excellent course in terms of funding and planning priorities. Credit: Pixabay

Everything on track for Defence in Budget 2019

The current government has set Defence on an excellent course in terms of funding and planning priorities. Read more
India hopes that Malaysia will become the first export customer for the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA).
Nigel Pittaway

Team Defence Australia looks to LIMA

Australian defence industry was on prominent display at the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition. Read more
HMAS Brisbane departs from Fleet Base East to conduct sea trials.

HMAS Brisbane completes seaworthiness trials

HMAS Brisbane has completed trials on a number of weapons systems. Read more
The first Boxer vehicles will receive a number of modifications once in Australia.

Defence inspects first Australian Boxer

The Australian Ambassador to Germany and senior military representatives have inspected the first Australian Boxer vehicle. Read more
The Mission Control Centre will allow for real-time control and testing.

Space Agency to build mission control centre

The government has announced that it will put $6 million towards a Mission Control Centre for the Australian Space Agency. Read more

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