The AIM-9X Block II missile, traditionally used in an air-to-air mission, scored a direct hit when test fired from a US Army ground-based launcher. Credit: US Army

Ground launched Sidewinder proves effective

The US Army and Raytheon Company have successfully test fired an AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missile from the Army's ground-based Multi-Mission Launcher.

The MQ-8C Fire Scout has accumulated over 513 flight hours and flown 353 sorties. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Unmanned Fire Scout undergoes US Navy tests

Northrop Grumman and the US Navy have successfully demonstrated endurance and fleet operating capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter.
JPADS has been proven with the Globemasters and Hercules and the next step will be rolling out the capability to the Spartans. Credit: USAF (Airman 1st Class Leah Young)

RAAF advances airdrop capability

The RAAF can now guide dropped payloads accurately using GPS and steerable parachutes.
The T-14 is being hailed by the Russians as having no equal. Credit: Cokonpyc CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Russia's T-14 "invisible" tank on track

Russia's new main battle tank the T-14 'Armata' is on schedule to complete production tests, with the Russian Army to be equipped with 2,300 units by 2020.
The study will allow the Tiger-operating nations to choose which combinations of equipment, functions, performances and architectures should be selected for the future development phase" of the Tiger helicopter. Credit: Defence

Airbus starts work on Tiger Mk3

Airbus Helicopters is looking at developing a new version its Tiger attack helicopter, known as the Tiger Mk3.
F-35 Integrated Test Force evaluators fire the GAU-22/A 25mm gun from static ground test F-35A aircraft AF-2, at the Edwards AFB, California, Gun Harmonizing Range on 14 August 2015. Credit: F-35 Integrated test Force

F-35A fires 25mm gun at full capacity

An F-35A fired 181 rounds from its four-barrel, 25 mm Gatling gun during a ground test at Edwards Air Force Base earlier this month.

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Japanese Future Sub delegation keen to make a good impression in Adelaide

Director of the Japanese Ministry of Defense Weapons and Warships Division, Dr. Shigenori Mishima, reaffirmed Japan's submarine building credentials as part of his presentation to the Japanese Government and Industry SEA 1000 industry briefing in Adelaide on Wednesday. Credit: Philip Smart

More than 150 industry representatives attended the Japanese Government and Industry Future Submarine Program Sea 1000 briefing at the Defence Teaming Centre. more »

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    Kongsberg going strong in Australian market

    Protector RWS with Javelin integrated onto the MCT-30 (aboard a Patria AMV). Credit: Kongsberg

    Kongsberg has roughly 75 per cent of the global Remote Weapon Station (RWS) market, with a strong focus on what they to call being a ‘lethality exemplar’. Premium

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      What dreams may come under Sea 5000

      Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium

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        RAAF ladies roundtable at Avalon

        Want to have a serious case of career envy? Hang out with the next generation of RAAF ladies at the Avalon Air Show. Premium



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          IAI promotes Heron TP for future ADF MUAS

          Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system. Premium

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            Fighting CBRN into the future

            US Marines demonstrate their CBRN capabilities to soldiers of the JMSDF. Credit: Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

            The current CBRN threat, or at least perception of it, is increasing with the use of CBRN agents in Syria and Iraq by the Assad regime and ISIS, and is likely to be replicated by IS outside these countries by individuals wanting to create fear and inertia. Premium





               

               

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              The August edition of ADM is packed with all things simulation and underwater technology related.
               
              ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing looks at how the multi-int variant of the Triton will operate with the ADF, the expanding role of LVC, and how the Army is looking at getting the most of out industry engagement with its Innovation Day program. 
               
              ADM Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway examines how simulation technology will affect JSF training, advances in underwater weapons, and speaks to Nova Systems CEO and founder Jim Whalley in From the Source this month.
               
              Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr outlines how Austal is bucking the Australian shipbuilding trend, and what the future looks like for unmanned underwater technology.
               
              Philip Smart went to Spain and had a play with the RAN’s new landing craft that will be delivered to the LHD soon and how Australian SME Tectonica has built on their successes with the CTD program.
               
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