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Combat System Integrator for Future Submarines

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The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne and the Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP today announced that Lockheed Martin Australia has been selected as the preferred Combat System Integrator for Australia’s Future Submarine Program, subject to further discussion on commercial matters… Read more

First Contract Signed with DCNS to Commence Design Phase

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The Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and the Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne announced the next significant step in the building of Australia’s Future Submarines with the signing of the contract between the Government and DCNS to commence the design phase of the Program… Read more

Minister for Defence Industry – DCNS statement

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The Minister for Defence Industry has received advice from the Department of Defence that what is reported to have taken place in regards to the DCNS project in India has no bearing on the Australian Government’s Future Submarine Program… Read more

Minister for Defence – Budget 2015: Defence Budget Overview

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The 2015 Budget is part of the Commonwealth Government’s plan to build a strong, safe and prosperous future for all Australians. The first responsibility of Government is to keep our people safe in an uncertain world.

In the 2015 Budget, the Government will continue to make a significant investment in the safety and security of all Australians.

Minister for Defence – Visit to the United Kingdom

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Today I met with United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon. This was our second face-to-face meeting this year, following the Australia-United Kingdom Ministerial Consultations (AUKMIN) in Sydney in February.

Minister for Defence – Visit to Germany, France, Belgium and the United Kingdom

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This week Australians around the world remember a hundred years since the Gallipoli landings.

As part of the Anzac commemorations, I will represent the Australian Government in France at the dawn service in Villers‑Brettoneux and the town service in Bullecourt. I will also be present at the Menin Gate service in Belgium.

Minister for Defence – Minister Andrews visits defence projects in SA

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Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, today visited the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) and Collins Class Submarine sites in Adelaide.

Mr Andrews, accompanied on the visit by the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC RAN, met with senior Defence officials and key shipbuilding industry leaders to receive briefings on the projects.