Canada formally declares interest in buying RAAF Hornets

Canada has formally expressed its interest in acquiring Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Hornet multirole fighter aircraft as it explores options to supplement its CF-18 fleet. According to a statement from Public Services and Procurement Canada dated October 9, Canada entered discussions with the Australian government in late August to assess the potential purchase of … [Read more...]

Lendlease chosen to build Osborne South Shipyard

Lendlease has been selected as the managing contractor for the construction of the Osborne South Shipyard, with the project expected to create 600 jobs at its peak. “Following a competitive tender process, Lendlease, in partnership with Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, will be responsible for undertaking this nationally significant work,” stated Minister for Defence … [Read more...]

Final EC135 training helicopter delivered to Australia

The final Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ training helicopter for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System project has arrived in Australia. This last aircraft delivery in late August marked the completion of the training fleet for the project that will provide ab initio training to Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army students at HMAS Albatross, Boeing stated on October … [Read more...]

QinetiQ Australia opens new office

QinetiQ Australia’s new office at Mawson Lakes has been opened by Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne. “QinetiQ provides a range of advanced services to Defence, recently acquiring RubiKon Group; it has 27 staff now in Adelaide,” Minister Pyne stated. “QinetiQ is experiencing strong growth across Australia and now employs over 350 Australians, with more growth on … [Read more...]