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Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel – Joint Media Release – Air Warfare Destroyer update
06 Sep 2012

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Minister for Finance and Deregulation Senator Penny Wong and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today attended the laying of the keel of the first Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) in Adelaide and provided an update on the $8 billion project. Australia is constructing three AWDs based on a proven design from the Spanish Navy. When complete, the Destroyers will be amongst the world’s most capable warships. Read full article

AWD project begins consolidation phase
06 Sep 2012

Today marks the start of the consolidation phase of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) project with the laying of the first keel at Techport Australia in Adelaide. AWD Alliance CEO Rod Equid said the first keel laying is a significant milestone in the AWD project as it marks the start of the next phase in the delivery of three world-class warships to the Royal Australian Navy. Read full article

Minister for Defence Materiel - Adelaide company wins $3.25 million work on Air Warfare Destroyers
04 Jul 2012

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare and Member for Port Adelaide Mark Butler today announced the award of a $3.25 million contract to construct the three masts for the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) to Adelaide based company, MG Engineering. Read full article

AWD Alliance welcomes SA Government investment at Techport
01 Jun 2012

The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance welcomes further South Australian Government investment in the Techport Australia precinct at Osborne. Read full article

Minister for Defence Materiel - State-of-the-art radars delivered for AWDs
21 Apr 2012

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the arrival in Adelaide of the first of three state of the art horizon-search radars for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs). Read full article

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