Female pilots | Royal Australian Air ForceFunding to the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA), Chief of Air Force’s Flying Scholarships, has been approved for another four years to support aspiring female pilots. Each year, two scholarships are awarded to females aged 16 to 24, who are already undertaking training for a pilot’s license. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the scholarships helped young women pursue an exciting and challenging career in aviation.

RAAF Base Tindal prepares to welcome new commander | Katherine ...Australian company Icon SI Pty Ltd has been awarded a multi-million dollar US construction contract as part of the United States Force Posture Initiatives (USFPI). The United States Naval Facilities Command Pacific today announced the USD $10.07 million contract, which will see Icon SI construct an earth-covered magazine facility at RAAF Base Tindal.

Defence Aircraft Noise : Department of DefenceThe Townsville economy is receiving a $40 million boost through Defence works at RAAF Base Townsville, highlighting the success of the Morrison Government’s local procurement policies. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the new facilities for Defence’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters are being constructed using local companies and employees.

National Reconciliation Week 2019 | Indigenous.gov.auDefence will commemorate National Reconciliation Week (NRW) in a different way this year with virtual activities to be held between 27 May and 3 June 2020. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Defence embraced and celebrated National Reconciliation Week each year as part of an ongoing commitment to Reconciliation and the Whole-of-Government ‘Closing the Gap’ strategy.

Defence releases latest Reconciliation Action Plan - Australian ...The Royal Australian Navy has appointed a full-time Navy Indigenous Adviser and Navy Indigenous Champion from the senior leadership team, as part of Navy’s commitment to the Defence Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 (D-RAP).  Lieutenant Commander Samuel Sheppard is the newly appointed Navy Indigenous Adviser and will provide cultural advice to Navy’s senior leadership team, Navy Diversity and Inclusion Council, and all commands afloat and ashore.

71 Years of Philippine-Australian Friendship: A Brief History ...Last night I was pleased to speak with Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana, ahead of Philippines-Australia Friendship Day today. We discussed our respective domestic responses to COVID-19 and reaffirmed our longstanding defence cooperation. We reaffirmed our long-term commitment to work together as friends and comprehensive partners in addressing challenges posed by COVID-19, and advancing regional security and stability.

Arrangements in the Northern Territory are in place to ensure the safe and effective conduct of the Marine Rotational Force – Darwin this year. The first group of US Marines will disembark at RAAF Base Darwin in early June, beginning the Australian component of a detailed quarantine and testing regime. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the deployment demonstrates Australia’s close defence relationship with the United States.

CAE USA Supporting Development of C-130J WSTs - Military ...Sydney-based CAE Australia has been awarded a $26 million contract to upgrade an aircraft simulator and other training systems as part of the C-130J Block Upgrade Program at RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said Defence’s partnership with CAE Australia would deliver game-changing capability for the Air Force.

Gold Coast business: Craig International Ballistics wins $1m ...A Gold Coast company has pioneered world-first body armour technology that will provide superior protection and greater comfort for Australian troops. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said Arundel’s Craig International Ballistics will deliver the cutting-edge Australian manufactured soft body armour to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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