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Thales Australia breaks ground on Lithgow Arms facility

Thales Australia’s Lithgow Arms business marked the beginning of a new industrial era for its Lithgow facility and 140-strong workforce, with a sod turning ceremony to commence construction of a new $6.5 million building, the first phase of an...
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International partner orders material kits for Fuchs/Fox 2 armoured vehicles

An international partner has placed a follow-up order with Rheinmetall to supply material kits for the Fuchs/Fox 2 wheeled armoured vehicle. This new order, which also encompasses an initial supply of spare parts, is worth around €250 million. Delivery...

New era as F90 assault rifle enters Australian Defence Force service

New era as F90 assault rifle enters Australian Defence Force service Thales’s F90 rifle is to enter Australian Defence Force service, marking a new era for our soldiers and their weapons.The Australian Department of Defence has signed an AUD 100...

Decision time approaches

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Babcock team to offer Bell 429 for Army Special Forces helicopter program

Babcock has down selected the Bell 429 helicopter in its bid for the LAND 2097 Phase 4 Project to support the Australian Defence Force’s Special Operations helicopter capability.Babcock Australasia’s Managing Director – Land, Graeme Nayler, said the Bell 429...

Rheinmetall consolidates Defence units

Rheinmetall creates Europe’s leading producer of military vehicles, offering a comprehensive array of tracked and wheeled vehicle systems Rheinmetall AG has decided to consolidate its Defence unit’s extensive military vehicle activities in a new division called “Vehicle Systems”. As a...

NIOA boosts sovereign testing capability as it targets LAND 159 T2

NIOA has revealed its upgraded small arms testing complex following a multi-million dollar investment to support the next-generation weapons systems for Australian soldiers. Building on its state-of-the-art testing capability in Brisbane, NIOA has injected an additional $1.1 million in...
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Army presented with East Timor Theatre Honour on its 119th birthday

The Australian Army has been presented with the Theatre Honour East Timor 1999-2003 during a parade in Canberra, as part of its 119th birthday celebration.Presented by the Governor-General, His Excellency General (Retd) the Honourable David Hurley, AC, DSC, the...

Thales Australia to develop new carbon fibres for overwrapped gun barrels

Defence contractor Thales Australia has entered into a collaboration with Deakin University and the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) to develop a lightweight composite overwrap for gun barrels. The six-month, $234,023 research and development (R&D) project will deliver...

Craig International Ballistics wins ADF soft body armour contract

Gold Coast company Craig International Ballistics has won a contract to deliver Australian-manufactured soft body armour to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).The announcement by Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the initial $1 million contract will see the...

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