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Minister Pyne also discussed an expression of interest in purchasing Adelaide class frigates from Australia as they are withdrawn from service over the next two … [Read more...]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...]

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...]

PM officially opens PACIFIC 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has welcomed guests, exhibitors, VIPs and a “veritable armada of admirals” from 39 navies to the 10th PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Exhibition, declaring Australia was embarking on an ambitious and unprecedented program of naval shipbuilding. Mr Turnbull said PACIFIC 2017 was a crucially important gathering at a time of enormous investment … [Read more...]