Australian Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    These Aussie Growlers as well as the F15SAs are currently built in my town.
    I met with these test pilots testing out the F15SAs and the F18Fs for deliveries.

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    His unit was one of the very first wave who went downtown during Odyssey Dawn.
     
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    Fifty years of service to the RAAF of the venerable C-130.

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    Australian and Japanese MODs meet together and discuss the SCS

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    More photos from this years Joint RAN-JMSDF-US exercises

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    Australia warns French submarine maker after massive security leak.

    http://thediplomat.com/2016/08/australia-warns-french-submarine-maker-after-massive-security-leak/
     
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    oops (to me, the most amusing: "The cost per flight hour in June 2016 was A$30,335, compared with a target of A$20,000." ... even better is what the manufacturer says: "It believes that the report fails to “appreciate the significant improvements which have been made in the past two years nor the positive trend of all support key performance indicators.” LOL but I missed a promise how "ultimately" the system will be perfected)
    Australian government auditor slams Tiger attack helicopter
    source is FlightGlobal https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...ernment-auditor-slams-tiger-attack-he-428998/
     
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    Exercise Kowari 2016.

    Exercise Kowari is a trilateral military survival exercise involving Australian, Chinese and United States personnel that aims to demonstrate cooperation and trust between the three nations. Exercise Kowari will see 10 soldiers from each country learn about basic survival principles, techniques and equipment from the Australian Army’s survival training experts at the North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) before putting their new skills to the test on their own in the remote outback. This is the third time Exercise Kowari has taken place and marks an important milestone in defence cooperation between the three nations.

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    More imagery available here.

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    HMAS Newcastle FFG
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    .Oops..and here I thought that they had been having a decent experience with their new helos!

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    Fincantieri signs contract and BAE Systems signs future Frigate contract with Australian Government

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    BAE SYSTEMS

    BAE Systems has signed a contract with the Commonwealth Government to further refine its design of the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) for the Royal Australian Navy under the SEA 5000 (Future Frigate) program.

    BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive, Glynn Phillips, said: “We look forward to demonstrating the adaptability and maturity of the Global Combat Ship design to meet Australia’s requirements for an Anti-Submarine Warship frigate. The Global Combat Ship design is the most modern, adaptable and flexible of all possible options available today, and I am confident that we will be able to demonstrate that it is the best able to meet the requirements of the Royal Australian Navy.”

    In coming months, a team of BAE Systems’ Australian engineers will be deployed to the UK to join the Company’s established design team. Being embedded into the one of the most advanced warship building teams in the world will allow these engineers to acquire the skills and knowledge required to effectively transfer the technology to Australia.

    BAE Systems is using the latest in modern digital planning capability to refine and tailor its designs to the Commonwealth of Australia’s requirements. To assist this process, the Company has revealed that, a 3-dimensional visualisation suite will be delivered to Australia to help improve understanding of the unique features of the ship design. This will enable conversations about design modifications the Royal Australian Navy requires and will help demonstrate how the Global Combat Ship could accommodate the required CEA Technologies’ phased-array radar system.

    This is part of the Australian Department of Defence’s Competitive Evaluation Process for the program. The Commonwealth has also entered into similar agreements with Fincantieri and Navantia.

    The Global Combat Ship is the most adaptable and flexible design and best suited to meet the operational requirements of the Royal Australian Navy.

    BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading designers, builders and systems integrators of naval ships and submarines. BAE Systems Australia has been building, upgrading and maintaining the Royal Australian Navy’s surface fleet for more than 30 years.

    BAE Systems is currently supporting and upgrading the ANZAC Class Frigates, sustaining the largest ships in the fleet – the Landing Helicopter Docks, as well as the Adelaide Class Frigates, Minehunters and the Hydrographic Fleet.
     
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    Australia tells BAE Systems to refine Type 26 Frigate for Australian GCS use

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