Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert and Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic today visited important Defence and research establishments in Northern Tasmanian to gain a better insight into the significant work undertaken to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
A key Abbott Government election pledge has been fulfilled with the announcement of the First Principles Review Team, an initiative designed to ensure Defence is fit for purpose and able to promptly respond to future challenges.
DEFENCE+INDUSTRY CONFERENCE 2014
ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE
0910 HRS, 29 JULY 2014
His Excellency Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, Israeli Ambassador
The German Ambassador to Australia, Dr Christoph Mueller
JOHNSTON: We’ll see how the full-cycle docking for HMAS Farncomb, the length of time taken and how successfully ASC can manage that will probably be the benchmark, that’s what we’ve got to wait on.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, today hosted a meeting with a delegation from the United States Department of Homeland Security to discuss collaboration on science and technology in support of national security.
Defence Minister David Johnston has hailed the forging of closer defence relations between Australia and China following his meeting with General Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the People’s Republic of China Central Military Commission.
The $1.477 billion New Air Combat Capability Facilities Project has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence Darren Chester announced today.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today welcomed Parliamentary approval of a $54.8 million project for facilities to support the introduction and sustainment of seven new CH-47 Chinook Helicopters.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee of Public Works has tabled the $131.1 million facilities upgrade of the Defence Terrestrial Communications Network, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence Darren Chester announced today.
Can you tell me how important this opening in Canberra is for Airbus and the Government?
Well Airbus makes a magnificent contribution to Australia’s defence capability across a number of platforms, particularly helicopters and aircraft.
OPENING OF AIRBUS GROUP AUSTRALIA-PACIFIC, CANBERRA
JOHNSTON: Thank you to you Jens as the new Managing Director of Airbus Group, and of course the CEO of Australian Aerospace as it once was – I’m taking it for granted that that’s the transition across to the new name.
Five contracts for billions of dollars worth of support services to Defence bases across the country were signed this week, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, announced today.
Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, today announced the signing of a multi million dollar contract to significantly improve Defence communications capability with Boeing Defence Australia (BDA).
A full-scale model of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter unveiled today will be used by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft.
Defence Minister David Johnston has praised the Australian War Memorial for its publication of The Good International Citizen: Volume III of the Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations.