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The Australian Army C-RAM Capability Will Be Updated by Saab

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – It was revealed by Saab on 21st February 2019 that the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group on behalf of the Australian Army awarded the company an order, the goal of which is the Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System (WAVES) equipment for the Counter Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) System to

Strategic Partnership Agreement for Naval Group

KESWICK, Adelaide, South Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 11th February 2019 Naval Group Australia boasted of signing the Future Submarine Program Strategic Partnering Agreement (SPA) with the Commonwealth of Australia (CoA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com The signing of the agreement was performed in the presence of Prime Minister Scott

The Royal Australian Air Force Tests Its Capabilities at Exercise Red Flag Nellis 19-1

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 28th January 2019 the Australian Department of Defence announced that the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) has deployed more than 370 personnel and 8 aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training at Exercise Red Flag 19-1 (from 22nd January to 15th February

Australia Will Acquire 12 Attack Submarines from Naval Group

MELBOURNE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Australia will acquire 12 large conventionally-powered attack submarines from Naval Group under a strategic partnering agreement. In that relation the Minister of Defence of Australia Christopher Pyne confirmed that the Australian government has officially concluded the negotiations for the formal

RAAF Base Williamtown Welcomed Home Australia’s First Locally-Based F-35s

RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN and NEWCASTLE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown yesterday (9th December 2018) welcomed home Australia's first two locally-based F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: F-35 Lightning II Started IOT&E The event marks the

Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia with a New Facility in Botany, Australia

BOTANY, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Safran Electronics & Defense announced earlier this week that a new facility of Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) was opened on 6th November 2018 in Botany, Australia in the presence of the Australian Minister of Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics…

Saab Australia Announces the Receipt of an Important US Certification

ADELAIDE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab Saab Australia announced on 4th September 2018 that the company has received an important U.S. certification for the upgrade to the Australian Army’s short range air-defence system to the latest Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 5…

Boeing Enhances Its Position as a Leading Fleet Services Provider in Australia

ADELAIDE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 5 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Boeing The world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems, Boeing, announced today that the company will start integrating new data analytics tools into all Boeing…

Schiebel Establishes a New Company in Australia to Serve the Pacific Region

VIENNA, Austria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 4 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Schiebel/Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), revealed on 3 September 2018 that the company has established a new company in Australia,…

Austal Starts Sea Trials of the First Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat

HENDERSON, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: YouTube The sea testing of the first Guardian-class Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R) has begun. That was announced by the Australian shipbuilding company Austal, on 8 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The building of the boat is part of…

12 Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels Will be Equipped with Terma‘s SCANTER 6002

SINGAPORE (BulgarianMilitary.com), 1 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lürssen On 30th July 2018, the headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark company Terma announced that it will provide the SCANTER 6002 radar for the twelve Australian Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). For that purpose an agreement for the customer, the Royal…

Four Boeing P-8A Poseidons Will Replace the P-3K Orions of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 9, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The photo shows a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon taking off at Perth Airport. This aircraft has taken part in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Four Boeing P-8A Poseidons will replace the Lockheed Martin P-3K Orions of…

The Defence Capability of the Australian Army Will Be Enhanced under Three Contracts

CANBERRA, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo: en.wikipedia.org Yesterday, on 21st June 2018, the Australian Department of Defence announced that the Australian Army in partnership with the Defence Innovation Hub has awarded three contracts for enhancing the defence capability. The total value of the three…

The First of 21 Guardian Class PPBs of Austal Is Launched

HENDERSON (Western Australia), June 1, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Austal On 30th May the Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited (Austal) announced the launching of the first of twenty-one Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boats (PPBs), reported Shephard Media. The launching takes place two years after the awarding of the contract in accordance…

Barrett sold sniper rifles to New Zealand’s Defense Force

(Source: Army Recognition) The 40 M107A1 weapons and 42 MRAD rifles carry a combined cost of more than $2.85 million and will be carried by infantry personnel and commandos, the defense force said. The agreements will also cover day optics, suppressors and ballistic computer auxiliary equipment to complement the weapon systems. Both weapons will…

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