Turnbull highlights naval and shipbuilding spending in WA

The Commonwealth will invest $100 million in naval and shipbuilding infrastructure and sustainment in Western Australia from this year until 2020, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced ahead of the state election there on March 11. The spending on shipbuilding production lines and facilities includes work at the Henderson industrial precinct and Fleet Base West. “This … [Read more...]

ADF equipment promoted through military sales catalogue

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has released the first Australian Military Sales Equipment Catalogue. The catalogue lists selected equipment that is scheduled to be withdrawn from frontline service with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) that represents a viable capability that other countries might seek to purchase, and details equipment that is still in … [Read more...]

Australia and France finalise Future Submarine agreement

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian have signed the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for the construction of Australia’s fleet of Future Submarines. This agreement represents “the last foundation stone needed to ensure Australia is able to develop a cutting-edge, sovereign submarine capability”, Turnbull said in a statement, … [Read more...]

Defence chooses its own design for ISR analysis project

Defence has confirmed that it has brought in-house a project that is intended to deliver an interim processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) capability for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets, overlooking a design from Thales Australia. While the Defence Portfolio Budget Statements 2016-17 correctly listed Thales as being the prime … [Read more...]