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Australian Government Launches Trial for Satellite Positioning Technologies

The Australian government has initiated a two-year trial of satellite positioning technologies that could support operations across various industries. The office of Matt Canavan, minister for resources and Northern Australia, said Thursday initial contracts have been signed for an effort to study the economic and social impacts of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System on Australia …

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Reports: Classified Data Not Compromised in 2016 Australian F-35 Info Breach

The Pentagon’s F-35 joint program office has said a cybersecurity breach of technical aircraft information from an Australia-based supplier in summer 2016 did not compromise sensitive data, Defense News reported Friday. F-35 JPO spokesman Joe DellaVedova told Defense News the office was aware of the hacking incident that affected non-classified information. Reuters …

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Australia Unveils Defense Investment Priorities for 2018

Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, has unveiled the country’s investment priorities under an innovation program that supports technology development efforts in the defense sector. The Australian defense department said Wednesday the country invested $1.3 billion in defense industry and innovation projects over the next decade, which includes $507.6 million …

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Navy Tests Amphibious Group Concept at US-Australia Military Exercise

The U.S. Navy operated its ships alongside Australia’s frigates to test an amphibious warfighting concept dubbed Upgunned Expeditionary Strike Group during the Exercise Talisman Saber 2017 joint U.S.-Australia military exercise, USNI News reported Monday. Rear Adm. Marc Dalton, commander of the Navy’s Expeditionary Strike Group 7, told USNI News that the Upgunned …

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Joint US-Australia Space Surveillance Radar Becomes Fully Operational

The U.S. Air Force and Australia’s jointly-operated space surveillance radar system has achieved full operational capability status following completion of a relocation effort that began in 2014. Australia’s defense department said Tuesday the C-band radar system was transferred from Antigua to the Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station in Western Australia. Australian defense …

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Australian F-35, EA-18G Jets to Debut in March

Australia’s defense ministry will showcase a pair of Lockheed Martin-built F-35A fighter jets at the Australian International Airshow on March 3. The airshow will mark the Australian debut of F-35 planes in conjunction with the country’s first Boeing-built EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft, Australia’s air force said Tuesday. “The F-35A will bring significant opportunities to Australian …

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