Nigel Pittaway

Australia Correspondent

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Australia details its nuclear-submarine ambitions
The Australian government has established a Future Nuclear Submarine Task Force which will work with U.K. and U.S. counterparts over the next twelve to eighteen months to determine the best way to acquire the boats.
Boeing unveils ‘loyal wingman’ drone
The concept is designed to perform the role of a loyal wingman to manned platforms and is being developed in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force. A prototype is expected to fly in 2020.
Australia, Naval Group conclude sub negotiations
Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne confirmed that the Australian government has finally concluded negotiations for 12 large conventionally-powered attack submarines from Naval Group.
F-35 fighters arrive on Australian soil
The aircraft are the ninth and tenth jets to be delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The first eight are temporarily flying with the U.S. Air Force’s 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base Arizona, as part of the international F-35 training school.
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