United States Marines from the tenth Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) will soon begin arriving in Darwin. They are the first group arriving in the Northern Territory over the next five months. Each group to arrive will be between 200-500 personnel.
The professionalism, skill and expertise of the personnel in the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force will be on show this weekend as part of the 183rd Royal Hobart Regatta.
To enhance the performance of Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN), the Morrison Government has awarded BAE Systems Australia and CryoClock Pty Ltd a $4.8 million contract to develop ultra-high-precision Sapphire Clock technology.
Australia’s strength in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research will be on full display on the world stage next year when Defence hosts RobotX, an international autonomous maritime robotic vehicles competition.
The close combat warfighting capability of the Australian Army has been strengthened by a $31 million Morrison Government investment in the delivery of a new, three-storey Armoured Vehicle Simulation Centre in Townsville.
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The Hon Damian Drum MP, Member for Nicholls
The head contract has been awarded for the construction of a state-of-the-art health and wellbeing centre at Victoria’s Puckapunyal Military Area.
The Henderson shipyard was a hive of activity today as Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price viewed first-hand the strong progress of the Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) construction, a critical project delivering hundreds of jobs in Western Australia.
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LINDA REYNOLDS: Today is yet another great day for shipbuilding here in the great state of Western Australia. I’m delighted to be back here in the Henderson shipyard in my own home state of Western Australia to make a series of new announcements.
Australian industry is continuing to reap the benefits of the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in new infrastructure and shipbuilding activities which is creating thousands of Australian jobs.
The Morrison Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia’s maritime security.This significant commitment will modernise the Navy’s platforms to project and maintain sea control.
THE Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal will consider recognition for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who are injured, wounded or killed in or as a result of their service, and their families.