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Australia opens tender for next-generation ground combat vehicle

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Australia will hold an open tender for a multi-billion dollar project to replace the army's current light armoured vehicles with a next-generation...

Australian navy seizes heroin worth $158 mln near east Africa

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An Australian Navy warship patrolling Indian Ocean waters seized heroin worth $158 million near east Africa this week, a navy official said...

Indian Ocean Rim Association meets in Durban

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The economic importance of the Indian Ocean came under the spotlight in Durban when the Australian High Commission jointly hosted a seminar...

Search for MH370 to be most expensive in aviation history

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The hunt for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 is on track to cost hundreds of millions of dollars, becoming the most expensive...

Australia to buy U.S. Triton drones to secure Indian Ocean resources

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Australia has committed to purchasing the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, its prime minister said on Thursday, continuing a trend amongst...

Boeing wins $2.1 billion contract for 16 more P-8 spy planes

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Boeing has been awarded a contract valued at $2.1 billion to build 16 P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime spy planes for the U.S....

Australia to buy eight Boeing Poseidon maritime patrol jets for $3.6...

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Australia will buy eight of Boeing P-8A Poseidon long-range maritime patrol aircraft for A$4 billion ($3.6 billion), part of a growing trend...

Nigerian Navy ship visits Cape Town en route to Australia’s international...

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Africa's sole representative at this year's Royal Australian Navy (RAN) international fleet review, the Nigerian vessel NNS Thunder, is steaming to Port...

Nigerian Navy to take part in Australian international fleet review

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At this stage it appears African representation at the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) international fleet review will be confined to Nigeria. The country...

Australia to ease sanctions on reforming Myanmar

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Australia will ease restrictions on military engagement with Myanmar following democratic reforms since the country's ruling generals relinquished their half-century grip on...

DCD Protected Mobility receives award in Australia

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Together with DMO & Industry Team for JP154 PH3A - Project NINGAUI and our international partners, CSI International and Niitek, DCD Protected Mobility won...

DCD Protected Mobility receives an award in Australia!

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Together with DMO & Industry Team for JP154 PH3A - Project NINGAUI and our international partners, CSI International and Niitek, DCD Protected...

Navantia starts cut of steel for LCM-1E high-speed landing craft for...

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Navantia celebrated, last October, the cut of steel of the first LCM-1E high-speed landing craft, of a series of 12 that Navantia will...

Navantia celebrates the arrival of ALHD “Canberra” to Australia

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The ALHD "Canberra" has arrived to Australia after two months of navigation. The loading operation on board the heavy sea lift...

Navantia celebrates arrival of ALHD “Canberra” to Australia

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The ALHD “Canberra” has arrived in Australia after two months of navigation. The loading operation on board the heavy sea lift ship, “Blue...

Importance of Indian Ocean not appreciated: Australian defence minister

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Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith says the critical and growing strategic importance of the Indian Ocean continues to be under-appreciated. Smith...

Australian Army orders 214 additional Bushmasters

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The Australian government yesterday announced that it would purchase an additional 214 Bushmaster vehicles for the Australian Army from Thales Australia. Thales Australia...

Insight: From a ferry, a Chinese fast-attack boat comes

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It looked like a textbook win-win deal when Australian high-speed ferry designer AMD Marine Consulting formed a joint venture in 1993 with...

Australian military returns Black Hawk helicopters to flight

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Australia's military has returned its fleet of Black Hawk helicopters to full flying operations following the lifting of a recent suspension. The...

Australian Army restructures

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Australian Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, and Commander 2nd Division, Major General Craig Williams AM announced major reforms for the...

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