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  • Five Contractors Shortlisted for Australian Maritime UAS Requirement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Five Contractors Shortlisted for Australian Maritime UAS Requirement

    Australia has downselected BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Technologies, Textron Systems and the Insitu subsidiary of Boeing for the next phase of the country's program to buy maritime-based unmanned aircraft systems. All five contractors are eligible to pursue block one of a maritime UAS continuous development project called SEA 129 Phase 5, the Australian defense department said Tuesday.

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  • Lockheed Martin Delivers Next F-35A for Australian Pilot's Training - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Martin Delivers Next F-35A for Australian Pilot’s Training

    Lockheed Martin has delivered another three F-35A aircraft for the training of Australian pilots at the Luke Air Force Base. The Australian government intends to procure 72 F-35A Lightning II aircraft and retire its fleet of 71 aging F/A-18A/B Classic Hornets, the country’s defense ministry said Monday. Australia’s defense minister Sen. Marise Payne, said the […] More

  • Kratos Opens Tactical/Target UAS Facility in Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos Opens Tactical/Target UAS Facility in Australia

    Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has established a facility in New South Wales, Australia, that will offer target/tactical autonomous drones and range support systems to defense clients in the country. The company said Thursday it opened the NSW office as its partner Air Affairs Australia expanded operations with a new facility and relocated headquarters. Eric DeMarco, president and […] More

  • Boeing Delivers Battlespace Comms Platform to Australian Military - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing Delivers Battlespace Comms Platform to Australian Military

    Boeing‘s Australia-based defense business unit has delivered a next-generation battlespace communications platform to the Australian defense force. The Australian defence department said in a report published Tuesday the LAND 2072 Phase 2B project was built to offer data, video and voice services as well as help secure communications between the country’s deployed land units and […] More

  • Australian Gov't Launches $1B Battle Comms System Development Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australian Gov’t Launches $1B Battle Comms System Development Project

    The Australian government has unveiled an estimated $1 billion project aimed to augment the army’s digital command, control and communications systems. Australia’s defense ministry said Tuesday the Land 200 Tranche 2 Project will employ tactical communications network services from Harris and battle management system software updates from Elbit Systems. “Together they form the Battlefield Command System, which allows […] More

  • Australia to Invest $659M in P-8A Aircraft Training System, Facilities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australia to Invest $659M in P-8A Aircraft Training System, Facilities

    Australia’s defense department plans to invest $659 million in funds to support the operations of Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. The Australian government will spend $250 million on a Boeing training simulator system at the country’s air force base in Edinburgh as well as $409 million to upgrade base facilities, with an early 2019 completion date, Australia’s defense department said […] More

  • Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects

    The Australian government has introduced two projects to sustain the country’s Collins-class submarine fleet before the arrival of replacement submarines. Australia’s defense department said Wednesday the first project aims to mitigate control system obsolescence issues and the second project seeks to update submarine communications systems. The department selected the Australian subsidaries of Saab and Raytheon to support control and communications […] More

  • Australian Air Force, Airbus Partner for KC-30A Aerial Refueling Automation Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Australian Air Force, Airbus Partner for KC-30A Aerial Refueling Automation Project

    Airbus‘ defense and space business has signed a research agreement with the Australia’s air force to collaborate on the development of an automatic air-to-air refueling capacity for the country’s multirole tanker transport aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Nigel Pittaway writes the two-year project aims to integrate an automatic refueling feature into the KC-30A aircraft’s aerial refueling boom system that will […] More

  • Marise Payne: Australia to Invest $192M in Growler Radio Jammer, Radar Tech Development - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Marise Payne: Australia to Invest $192M in Growler Radio Jammer, Radar Tech Development

    Australia will make a potential $191.6 million investment to develop a new radio jammer and radar system for the country“™s Boeing-built EA-18G Growler aircraft. Sen. Marise Payne, Australia“™s defense minister, said in a statement released Wednesday the country will partner with the U.S. Navy to perform development work on the next-generation radio jamming platform. Payne announced the […] More

  • DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country's Submarine Replacement Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country’s Submarine Replacement Project

    France-based naval shipbuilder DCNS has established a new headquarters for its Australian subsidiary that will design the future submarine of Australia’s navy as part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries. DCNS said Wednesday its Adelaide Future Submarine Facility is scheduled to begin operations in early 2017 and will support activities such as the transfer of technology from France to Australia, […] More

  • Lockheed to Integrate Combat System on Future Australia Submarine Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Integrate Combat System on Future Australia Submarine Fleet

    Lockheed Martin‘s Australia-based subsidiary has been awarded a contract install combat systems on 12 future ­submarines for that country’s navy, The Australian newspaper reported Friday. Brendan Nicholson writes Lockheed will integrate the combat systems in partnership with Australia’s defense department and France-based company DCNS. DCNS was chosen for the potential $38.7 billion contract in April to help design 12 submarines that will replace Australia’s fleet of Collins-class […] More

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