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Chief of Army meets with Japanese and US Military Commanders in Adelaide

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr AO, DSC, MVO today met with Military Commanders from Japan and the United States, for the sixth annual Trilateral Senior Level Seminar (TSLS) in Adelaide, South Australia.
The seminar facilitated strategic-level dialogue between the Australian Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and US Military Forces.

Gear of the future for our troops

The Morrison Government has approved a project to enhance and continuously improve the equipment used by the Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the Integrated Soldier Systems project, valued at up to $1 billion over its 13-year life cycle, would deliver a range of items of equipment to the ADF for use by our troops.
“We’re taking a flexible approach here,” said Minister Pyne, “investing up to $240 million between now and 2023, with the flexibility to update and change things as technology develops into the future.”

Australian industry develops tool against terrorism

Australian industry has developed a unique device capable of rapidly detecting homemade explosives, providing security agencies with a powerful tool against terrorism.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, launched a prototype of the Greyscan explosive detection device while visiting the Grey Innovation Group facilities in Melbourne.
“I commend Grey Innovation Group on this pioneering product which will help make Australians safer. It is yet another example of Australian innovation delivering critical capability,” Minister Pyne said.

Australia continues to enforce sanctions on North Korea

Australia will deploy two AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to Japan to conduct maritime surveillance in support of the international effort to enforce United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea.
This deployment supports Australia’s ongoing economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.
It is a continuation of our strong stand to deter and disrupt illicit trade and sanctions evasion activities by North Korea and its associated networks.

Army at Land Forces 2018 comes to a close

The Army at Land Forces Seminar 2018, held in Adelaide, came to a close today. Over the past few days military leaders from around the world held high-level discussions and shared new ideas.

Land Forces is the Australian Army’s biennial event bringing together national, regional and global partners to discuss issues relevant to the future of land forces.

The Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO said the Army at Land Forces Seminar was a highly successful event.

CEA Radar + Thales Hawkei = The best of Australia

Today at Land Forces 2018, CEA Technologies showcased the first of type land-based prototype radar of their highly successful maritime-based Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA).
The prototype, referred to as the CEA Tactical Radar, or CEATAC, has been specifically designed for carriage by the Australian-designed and built Thales Hawkei vehicle.
“This is an Australian-developed radar on an Australian-developed vehicle, which is a great outcome for Defence industry” Minister Pyne said.

Thales strengthening local munitions capability with new agreements

Thales Australia has today expanded their partnership with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) to offer the latest munitions solutions to Australian Defence Force.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, congratulated Thales Australia and welcomed their agreement signed today with GD-OTS that will result in co-production and technology transfer for a variety of critical munitions products, with both companies committed to the growth of Australia’s Sovereign Industrial Capability.

Proven Defence provider Electro Optic Systems choser for Boxer

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has been chosen as the supplier of remote weapon stations for the Australian Army’s new Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV).
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, was delighted to make this announcement today at the EOS stand at LAND FORCES 2018 Exhibition in Adelaide, and said this announcement would increase Australian industry involvement in the project.

Training range for defensive cyber specialists

Elbit Systems of Australia has been chosen to deliver a Cyber Training range for the Department of Defence under a three year contract to boost Australia’s cyber security capability.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said that Elbit Systems of Australia will provide an interim cyber range, network design and build, cyber range training, and teaching materials.