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With No New Signals, Abbott Sees Long Jet Search

Associated Press | Apr 12, 2014

PERTH, Australia -- With no new underwater signals detected, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Saturday that the massive search for the Malaysian jet would likely continue "for a long time" as electronic transmissions from the dying black boxes were fading fast. Abbott appeared to couch his comments from a day earlier while on a visit ... more

US Presence in Australia to Include Aircraft

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Stars and Stripes | Aug 21, 2013

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. is preparing to add aircraft to its military presence in Australia, which will include 2,500 Marines rotating through the northern port of Darwin starting in 2016. This summer’s rotation has involved about 250 personnel, but that will increase to a 1,150-strong force next year, including an aviation support con... more

US Considers Salvaging Bombs From Barrier Reef

Associated Press | Jul 22, 2013

CANBERRA, Australia -- The U.S. Navy said on Monday it is considering salvaging four unarmed bombs dropped by U.S. fighter jets into Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week when a training exercise went wrong. The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during joint exercises with the A... more

Australia’s Biggest-Ever Warships Still on Track

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Aviation Week's DTI | Mar 01, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Five years after contract signature, work on Australia's largest-ever warships, the landing helicopter dockships HMAS Canberra and Adelaide, is going better than for previous large defense programs, according to the Australian government and prime contractor BAE Systems. "The proj... more

Malaysian PM Visits Australian Base for Jet Search

Associated Press | Apr 03, 2014

PERTH, Australia -- Malaysia's prime minister said Thursday the search for the missing jetliner will not stop until answers are found, as his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott called it "the most difficult in human history."   Prime Minister Najib Razak met with Abbott at the Australian base near Perth that is serving as the hub for the multi... more

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