The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, and his French counterpart, Minister for Defence of the French Republic Mr Jean-Yves Le Drian have met in Australia to discuss shared interests between both countries.
The visit took place from 31 October to 2 November 2014.
A $707.9 million project to upgrade facilities at RAAF Bases Edinburgh (SA), Darwin (NT), Pearce (WA) and Townsville (Qld), and HMAS Stirling (WA) ahead of the arrival of new maritime patrol aircraft has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Parliamentary Secretar
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the return of a Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to Australia as part of a plan to ensure RAAF pilots maintain the skills to operate unmanned aerial systems until the introduction of the Triton.
Exercise KOWARI, the first land-based trilateral military exercise between Australia, China and the United States, concluded today marking an important milestone in defence cooperation between the three countries.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence, Darren Chester, joined the Commandant and Instructors of Army Recruit Training Centre today as the Reviewing Officer of 1st Recruit Battalion’s latest graduating soldiers.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced he has given Combined Pass approval for an interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army.
The first priority of the Abbott Government is to ensure the safety and security of our country.
Right now, the Abbott Government is considering options for the Navy’s future submarines that will replace the Collins Class.
Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, will leave today for an official visit to China, the Republic of Korea and Japan from 12 to 17 October 2014.
“This is a significant visit to three of Australia’s most important defence and security partners,” Senator Johnston said.
Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert today completed his visit to New Zealand where he met with the New Zealand Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short and other senior military personnel and officials.
Let me acknowledge my two very dear friends Teresa Gambaro and Bridget McKenzie, my two colleagues from Parliament, lovely to see you here at this event, it’s a very important subject to Australia and I’ve very pleased that you’re both here.
Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, tomorrow (Sunday 5 October 2014) departs for Hawaii to attend the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, before visiting New Zealand to meet with New Zealand’s Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Air Vice-Marshal Kevin Short and other
Australia’s first F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, known as AU-1, has made its inaugural flight, marking another significant milestone for the Australian F-35 program, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today.
Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston, has met with the Australian Defence Force personnel atAustralia’s main support base in theMiddle East.
“The men and women of the ADF who have been deployed to the Middle East have the full support of both the Government and the Opposition.
A $63 million facilities project to support the Defence Space Surveillance Telescope has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence the Hon Darren Chester MP announced today.
Defence will enhance the Australian Defence Force’s Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) capability with a $25 million facilities program for the testing, evaluation, training and sustainment of Force Protection Electronic Countermeasures equipment.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston today announced the First Pass approval of the LAND 154 Phase 2 Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device program, including $19.5 million for a range of capability development activities, trials, risk reduction activities and industry solicitation.