Japan orders Australian armored vehicles

Japan orders Australian armored vehicles

SYDNEY, April 8 (UPI) -- Bushmaster armored personnel carriers from Thales Australia have been ordered by Japan’s Ministry of Defense for its Ground Self-Defense Force.
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Thales chooses Steyr grenade launcher for EF88 rifle

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Steyr Mannlicher's SL40 grenade launchers will be part of Thales Australia's EF88 rifle package under development for the Australian military.

Thales Australia selects Austrian grenade launcher

SYDNEY, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A grenade launcher from Austria's Steyr Mannlicher has been selected by Thales Australia for use on a rifle being developed for the Australian Defense Force.

Thales Australia providing support for frigate combat systems

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has won a $42.6 million contract for in-service support for combat systems on four Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigates.

Thales Australia commissions UAV study

SYDNEY, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Implications for air traffic management of unmanned aerial vehicles using non-segregated air space in Australia is to be conducted by an Australian university.

Australia commissions MU90 torpedo after delays

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Australian navy has commissioned the MU90 torpedo after successful testing firing in August, but years of delay.

MU90 torpedo operational with Australian Navy

PARIS, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- All Royal Australian Navy (RAN) frigates are now equipped with the MU90 lightweight torpedo following completion of firing tests, Thales announced.

Thales, ST Kinetics agree on Australian munitions work

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Thales and Singapore Technologies Kinetics have agreed to develop ST Kinetics' 40mm low-velocity air-bursting ammunition for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Thales Australia recruits for supply chain

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Thales Australia is recruiting small- and medium-sized businesses for its Hawkei patrol vehicle manufacturing supply chain.

BAE, Alliant, Thales on Aussie munitions shortlist

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Australia has shortlisted three consortia for its Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangeements Project.

Thales delivers 1,000th Bushmaster to Australia

CANBERRA, Australia, June 14 (UPI) -- The Australian Department of Defense took delivery of its 1,000th Bushmaster protected vehicle produced at Thales Australia's facility in Bendigo.

Thales delivers final Hawkei test vehicles

CANBERRA, Australia, May 31 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has delivered the final two of six Hawkei vehicles to Australia's Defense Materiel Organisation for testing and evaluaation.

Australia issues RFT for frigate maintenance

CANBERRA, Australia, May 8 (UPI) -- Australia's military issued a Request for Tender for repair and maintenance of the country's fleet of Adelaide class frigates.

Supacat opens Australian design facility

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Supacat has opened a vehicle engineering design and analysis facility in Australia as part of its contract to produce a special operations vehicle for the army.

Ruag picks up Rosebank Engineering

CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Swiss technology group Ruag has bought Rosebank Engineering which specializes in life-cycle maintenance, repairs and overhaul services for the Australian air force fleet.

Australia rolls out Thales desktop system

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Australia's Department of Defense is aiming to roll out a streamlined desktop computer system from main contractor Thales after recent completion of a pilot project.

Australia upgrading submarine sonar

POTTS POINT, Australia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Australian military has contracted Thales Australia for a significant upgrade to sonar systems on its Collins class submarines.

Thales Australia creates munitions group

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has reorganized its armaments manufacturing businesses and created Australian Munitions.

Thales Australia to represent U.S. firm

SYDNEY, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Thales Australia reports it has been appointed a regional representative of U.S. company General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems.

Australian subsidiaries in logistics deal

BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Thales Australia will get integrated logistics support from Boeing's Australian subsidiary while building prototype vehicles for a military acquisition program.

Thales, Winchester team on munitions

SYDNEY, July 17 (UPI) -- Thales Australia and Winchester Australia are working together for the military and commercial Australian markets for munitions and related items and systems.

Australia acquiring more Bushmasters

CANBERRA, Australia, July 5 (UPI) -- Thales Australia is to manufacture more Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles for the country's military under a proposed acquisition program.

Thales wins Aussie sub simulator upgrade

CANBERRA, Australia, June 21 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has signed a contract with the Defense Materiel Organization to upgrade the Collins Submarine Platform Training Simulator.

Thales upgrading submarine simulator

SYDNEY, June 19 (UPI) -- The simulation training system for the Australian navy's Collins class submarine is to receive upgrades from Thales Australia.

Thales gear for South Korean minesweepers

SYDNEY, May 23 (UPI) -- Thales Australia has been tapped by ITT Exelis of the United States to supply minesweeping equipment for use on new South Korean navy vessels.
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