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July 6th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 6 July 2015 The Australian Government has given second pass approval for project LAND 125 Phase 3C – Soldier Enhancement Version 2 – Lethality. This project provides the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a new Austeyr F88 rifle (the enhanced F88) and advanced ancillary devices to improve […]

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July 3rd, 2015 | Transcripts

Doorstop Interview Henderson, Western Australia 2 July 2015 QUESTION Minister, maybe if we could just start with you telling us about the tour and what you have just seen at Austal this morning. MINISTER ANDREWS Well, I’m delighted to be here at Austal this morning. This is a wonderful operation. […]

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July 2nd, 2015 | Transcripts

MINISTER ANDREWS Ladies and gentlemen. I’m pleased to be here in Perth today with my good friend and colleague, Senator Linda Reynolds. Particularly today because today is the first anniversary of her swearing in to serve the people of Western Australia in the Australian Senate. Congratulations Linda. She is doing […]

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July 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 1 July 2015 Today the Government releases the Report on Community Consultations following the 2015 Defence White Paper Community Consultation Program.  This includes a number of recommendations made by the Expert Panel. The Report, Guarding against uncertainty: Australian attitudes to defence, sets out issues raised by the […]

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July 1st, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Wednesday, 1 July 2015 The Australian Government will purchase two additional KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The two additional KC-30A aircraft will be delivered in 2018 and provide a substantial increase to the air-to-air refuelling capacity of the RAAF. Defence […]

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June 29th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Monday, 29 June 2015 The Australian Government has awarded an in-service support contract to maintain the Bay-Class Landing Ship Dock, HMAS Choules, over the next two years. The maintenance contract awarded to Atlantic & Peninsula Australia Pty Ltd (A&P Australia) is a fixed-price performance-based commercial arrangement. The contact […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 26 June 2015 The Australian Government has given second pass approval for LAND 2072 Phase 2B to provide the Australian Defence Force with the next generation of battlespace telecommunications network capability, with an acquisition program cost of around $900 million. Approval of this project is a critical […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 26 June 2015 Over the past two days I have met with Defence Ministers from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) members and partner countries. Australia and NATO are natural partners; our shared values mean we are prepared to take a stand to defend the peaceful global […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Media Releases

Media Release – Friday, 26 June 2015 The Australian Government has given a combined First and Second Pass approval for project LAND 19 Phase 7A – Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar System (C‑RAM) Sense and Warn capability. Force protection of personnel is of the highest priority, particularly given the increasingly complex […]

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June 25th, 2015 | Transcripts

Interview: ABC, The World with Beverley O’Connor 2205-2215, 25 June 2015 MS O’CONNOR Let’s cross to the NATO meeting in Brussels where the head of NATO says the alliance will not be dragged into an arms race with Russia. Jens Stoltenberg has said Defence Ministers have agreed to strengthen the […]

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