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Launch of third Air Warfare Destroyer

Today’s launch and formal naming of the third and final Air Warfare Destroyer, Sydney, showcases the success of the AWD Program.
The milestone marks a 60 per cent productivity improvement from the first ship to the third ship since the implementation of the Government-led reform initiative.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said today’s achievement shows the strength of the shipbuilding and systems integration skills which have been developed by the AWD Program.

Inaugural Defence Export Forum meeting

The Government’s vision of a strong, resilient and internationally competitive Australian defence industry took another step forward today with the inaugural meeting of the Defence Export Forum in Canberra.
The meeting was chaired by the Australian Defence Export Advocate, the Hon. David Johnston and brought together Commonwealth agencies, state and territory governments, and industry peak bodies.

Australian Defence Force trained with partners at Exercise Bersama Shield 2018

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken to the sea and skies of Malaysia and Singapore to enhance interoperability and strengthen the professional relationships of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) nations.

Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom participated in the bi-annual Exercise Bersama Shield 18, focusing on the conduct of a combined joint maritime, land and air operations in a multi-threat environment.

Record number of applicants for defence industry jobs

Saab Australia has reported a record number of applicants during a recent recruitment drive.
This further highlights the effectiveness of the Turnbull Government’s policy to attract people to the growing defence industry, the burgeoning work force behind the Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Adelaide-based company’s latest graduate recruitment round was a huge success.

Joint Media Release – The Hon Darren Chester MP, The Hon Zed Seselja – Defence Housing Australia coming to Gungahlin

Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester and Senator for the ACT the Hon Zed Seselja, today announced the Government will be relocating Defence Housing Australia (DHA) from its head office in Barton to the town centre of Gungahlin, meeting the Federal Government’s 2016 election commitment.
DHA has been selected on the basis that it is the right sized agency, has clients in the region and has leases expiring in the near future.

United States Air Force B-52 Bombers train in top end

United States Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress Bombers have conducted training this week as part of Exercise ARNHEM THUNDER in the Northern Territory.
The B-52 aircraft trained with F/A-18A Classic Hornets from Number 75 Squadron over the Northern Territory Military Airspace.
This training increases the capability and preparedness of Australian and US forces to operate together seamlessly and to enhance security cooperation in the region.

Celebrating families who serve – National Families Week 2018

Having had three generations serve across the Navy, Army and Air Force, with the latest addition enlisting with the Navy in April of this year, the Hooper family know what it is like to serve in the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
As the son of World War II pilot Flight Lieutenant Laurence Hooper, and father of serving members Ann, Sean and Aaron, Lieutenant Commander Brice Hooper likens the sense of belonging in the ADF to joining a broader family.