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India’s interim defence budget signals focus on modernisation

Following the news that Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the interim budget ahead of the general elections to be held later this year; Rouble Sharma, a defence analyst at GlobalData, offers her view:“India has unveiled an interim budget,...
ADF signs new recruitment partner

New business network to boost veteran employment

A new government program to help employers attract and retain veterans and their partners has been launched, bringing together a dedicated group of South Australian businesses to support the veteran community. The South Australian Veteran Employer Network comprises local...
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Defence resumes regional presence deployments in 2024

The Australian Defence Force has deployed a Royal Australian Navy warship to conduct the first regional presence deployment for 2024. The Anzac class frigate HMAS Warramunga departed its homeport of Sydney on 23 January for a three-month deployment through...
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Australia and Japan sign research agreement for undersea warefare

Australia and Japan have signed an agreement to enhance strategic capabilities in robotic and autonomous systems for undersea warfare. The research project between Defence Science and Technology Group and Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency is the first under...
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Australian government was informed of Ukraine’s interest in Taipan during October

An important element in the Australian government’s increasingly thin defence of its decision to scrap the Taipan helicopter fleet is that a formal request from Ukraine was only received on December 17.  The argument goes that by then it...
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No, Minister – Taipan helicopters are extremely safe

At a press conference yesterday, Acting Defence Minister Pat Conroy hinted that Australia’s fleet of Taipan helicopters were not returned to service after a fatal crash because of safety concerns. In fact, he, and actual Defence Minister Richard Marles,...
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Lockheed Martin wins contract to manufacture guided weapons in Australia

The Australian government will ensure Australia starts manufacturing Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) missiles from 2025, following the signing of a $37.4 million contract between Defence and Lockheed Martin Australia.The contract will enable an initial batch of GMLRS...
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Army’s MRH 90 Taipan helicopters expected to be scrapped and buried despite years of...

The Australian Army will reportedly scrap 45 MRH 90 Taipan helicopters that were retired last year instead of selling them off or donating them to Ukraine.The MRH 90 fleet was permanently grounded last year following a fatal 28 July...
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Joint statement condemning Houthi attacks

The following is a joint statement from the governments of the United States, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom condemning Houthi attacks."Recognising the broad consensus as expressed by 44 countries...
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Systecon wins deal with Department of Defence

Systecon announced it has won a contract with the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) at the Department of Defence of Australia. Andrew Perkins, Country Manager at Systecon Australia: “Systecon's collaboration with CASG places us in a unique position within...

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