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2024 Australian National Defence Strategy unveiled

The Australian Government has introduced the inaugural National Defence Strategy, which underscores the imperative for a unified, whole-of-government, and whole-of-nation approach to defence.

German Army to receive over 100 Australian-made armoured vehicles

More than 100 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles will be built at Rheinmetall’s facility in Queensland as part of the Australian government’s defence export agreement with Germany. 

ASD-Microsoft Initiative bolsters Australia’s defences against cyber threats

The Australian Government has spearheaded an initiative in collaboration with the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) and tech giant Microsoft in a move to fortify Australia's cyber defences.

Army helicopter fleet support contracts to create hundreds of local jobs

The Australian government has invested a total of $830 million to sustain and support the Australian Army’s future helicopter fleet, creating hundreds of jobs in the local industry. 

Lockheed Martin collaboration fast-tracks Australia’s missile manufacturing, bolsters long range strike capability

The Australian Government announced the initiation of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) missile manufacturing in the country by 2025, following the formalisation of a $37.4 million contract between the Australian Defence Department and Lockheed Martin Australia.

US Congress greenlights key measures in NDAA 2024 for AUKUS submarine transfer

The United States Congress has passed the 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a comprehensive legislation that not only addresses critical aspects of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine program but also establishes key exemptions for both Australia and the United Kingdom from US defence export control licensing.

AUKUS to establish new defence space capability in Australia

The Australian government has signed a collaboration with the United States and the United Kingdom to develop the Deep-space Advanced Radar Capability and boost Australia’s defence space capabilities. 

Australia to train thousands of STEM students to support AUKUS

The Australian government has announced a $128 million investment to train thousands of future skilled workers to help deliver the AUKUS nuclear-powered submarine pathway. 

Australia to boost sovereign shipbuilding capability with new Austal partnership

The Australian Government is boosting the nation’s shipbuilding capability and Western Australia’s defence industry through a new strategic partnership with Austal Limited. 

New bill unveiled to establish Australia Naval Nuclear Power Safety Regulator

The Australian Government is establishing a new independent regulator that will ensure the application of the highest standards of nuclear safety across its nuclear-powered submarine enterprise and the implementation of AUKUS without delay. 

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