Minister Payne confirms RAAF classic Hornet sale to Canada

Defence Minister Marise Payne has confirmed the Government has agreed to sell 18 RAAF F/A-18A/B 'classic Hornets to Canada. The Minister’s announcement comes after Canadian officials overnight confirmed they would not be proceeding with a planned purchase of 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from Boeing, and would instead agree to a letter of offer from Australia for the classic … [Read more...]

Australia targets export of radar technology for UK warships

The UK government is considering fitting Australian radar systems on future Royal Navy warships. A capability study that will look at the feasibility of fitting CEA Technologies’ CEAFAR active phased array radar on UK ships will begin early next year, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has confirmed. The announcement, which was made by UK Parliamentary Under … [Read more...]

Australia and US sign Next Generation Jammer development MOU

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the US Navy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop the ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-band (NGJ-MB) capability. Next Generation Jammer is an external jamming pod that will replace the ALQ-99 Tactical Jamming System on EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack aircraft. The jammer technology will be … [Read more...]

Poland eyes purchase of Hawkei vehicles and Adelaide class frigates

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has visited Poland to support a bid by Thales Australia to export the Hawkei protected vehicle, and to strengthen the defence relationship between Australia and Poland. Minister Pyne also discussed an expression of interest in purchasing Adelaide class frigates from Australia as they are withdrawn from service over the next two … [Read more...]

Industry urged to apply for a spot in Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has called on industry to submit applications for inclusion in the 2018 edition of the Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue. “The inaugural edition of Defence’s Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue in February 2017 was a resounding success and, according to feedback, helped drive export opportunities for … [Read more...]