Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program  

On February 11, 2019 the Government announced the formal signing of the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the Future Submarine Program between Defence and Naval Group.  The signing, held at Russell Offices, Canberra, was attended by Australian Prime Minister the Hon Scott Morrison, MP, Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne…

HMAS Brisbane Ship Commissioning

HMAS Brisbane, the second Australian-built Hobart class guided missile destroyer, was commissioned into Royal Australian Navy service, in Sydney, on 27 October 2018. The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison, MP; the Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP; and Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN;…

Indo-Pacific Endeavor 18: The Participation of the Royal Australian Navy

In an article published on June 2, 2018 by the Royal Australian Navy and written by Lt. Ryan Zerbe the Royal Australian Navy's participation in Indio-Pacific Endeavour was the focus of attention. A Joint Task Group of Royal Australian Navy ships and embarked soldiers and marines has set sail from Townsville, bound…

New Australian Naval Shipbuilding Program

05/21/2017: According to text and a video released by the Australian Department of Defence: Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, announced the release of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan at the…

Growler Arrives in Australia

03/09/2017: Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne unveils the EA-18G Growler aircraft at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. RAAF Chief, Leo Davies, discusses the importance of integration for the Australian forces with the coming of new aircraft to the force. Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence February 28, 2017

Australian Thales Vehicles Sold to Fiji

03/06/2017: The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne and her Fijian counterpart, Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola inspect some Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles Australia is selling to Fiji at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. Credit:Australian Ministry of Defense:3/6/17 According to the head of Thales Australia in an interview we conducted in 2014: The…