Australia; MoD reveals electric Bushmaster

Bushmaster Goes Green Army is looking to the future, unveiling an ‘electric Bushmaster’; the electric Protected Military Vehicle (ePMV). Assistant Minister for Defence the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP said the ePMV was a key part of Army’s efforts to become Future Ready. “We have seen great success “This ePMV brings the benefits of electric vehicles […]

Australia; Army orders EW suites for Bushmasters

As reported by Charbel Kadib in Defence Connect, Raytheon Australia has been selected by the Commonwealth government to upgrade the Australian Army’s existing fleet of Thales-built Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles as part of the $75 million Land Force Level Electronic Warfare Project. The new Electronic Warfare systems will be fitted to Thales Bushmaster 4×4 armored […]

Australia; RAAF orders AGM-88E2 missiles from US

US approves AGM-88E2 missile sale to Australia 22nd June 2022 – 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team The US State Department has cleared a new AARGM anti-radiation missile sale for Australia. The US State Department has approved the sale of Northrop Grumman AGM-88E2 AARGM E2 missiles to Australia in a package worth $94 […]

Australia/Japan; MoDs agree to broadens defense cooperation

The regional partners have agreed to increase the frequency and magnitude of joint military engagements across all warfighting domains. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Richard Marles has announced a new commitment to strengthening defence ties between Australia and Japan amid mounting tensions in the Indo-Pacific. A joint statement was issued following a meeting […]

Australia; New defense minister  

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled his new ministry, appointing new leads for the defence and defence industry portfolios. Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles has been named as the new minister for defence, succeeding Peter Dutton in the portfolio. Minister Marles had served as shadow minister for defence for a stint in opposition but was […]

Australia; Army to replace Tigers with 29 new AH-64E Apache helicopters

The Government of Australia has unveiled plans to procure 29 new AH-64E Apache Armed Reconnaissance helicopters for the Army. The move will involve an investment of approximately $3.83bn (A$5.5bn). An additional $348.4m (A$500m) will also be invested to upgrade facilities to support the maintenance of the Apache The new AH-64E helicopters will replace the Australian […]

Australia; Navy selects S-100 Camcopter UAV

The Royal Australian Navy is set to receive a fleet of the ISR drones, with Defence rubber-stamping an expedited order. According to reports originally published in The Australian, Minister for Defence Peter Dutton has greenlit the purchase of 40 Schiebel S-100 Camcopter drones for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) as part of a $1.3 billion […]

Ukraine; Australia to grant six M777 155mm to the army

The Commonwealth government has announced Australia would gift six M777 155mm lightweight towed howitzers and howitzer ammunition to the Ukrainian Armed Forces as part of a $26.7 million package aimed at supporting the country’s resistance to Russian aggression. The donation has been made in response to a request from the United States and the Ukrainian […]

Australia; DoD plans to launch us$656M defense sites upgrade  program

The program will include a total of 234 defence projects. The Government of Australia is set to invest $656m (A$875m) in 2022 to 2023 to upgrade major defence sites across the country. The funding will be used to upgrade, refurbish, and conduct other sustainment works at barracks, airfields, ports, working accommodation, training areas, and communication […]

Australia; Army selects Insitu’s Integrator UAV

The Australian Department of Defence has selected Boeing’s Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd to supply the Australian Army with 24 of their signature ‘Integrator’ tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), associated ground systems and integration services under its LAND 129 Phase 3 project. Insitu Pacific offered their Integrator tactical UAV to meet the Australian Army’s requirements, and […]

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