NUSHIP Canberra departs Melbourne

The first Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra has departed the BAE Systems Williamstown shipyard and is bound for Sydney.

Thales and Quickstep team up on Hawkei

Thales Australia is working closely with specialist suppliers at every stage to refine and enhance the design of the Hawkei including teaming with Quickstep Technologies.
Rick Edwards, executive vice president of the Lockheed Martin’s Missiles and Fire Control business area; and Roketsan Chairman of the Board Eyüp Kaptan; signed the agreement.

Lockheed Martin teams with Roketsan on F-35 missile

Roketsan and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control signed a teaming agreement for collaboration on the SOM-J, a new generation air-to-surface Standoff Cruise Missile for the F-35 Lightning II.
A computer-generated image of an air warfare destroyer.

AWD's $800 million blowout

The projected cost of Australia's troubled Air Warfare Destroyer program has risen to about $800 million more than its $8.5 billion budget, informed sources have told IHS-Jane's.

New TDL for Tigers

The Interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army has been given a combined pass, announced Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston. Premium

SA Defence Summit looks to national agenda

More than 120 defence industry representatives, politicians and public service officials attended SA’s Defence Industry Summit this week, designed to help define the State's input in to the upcoming Defence White Paper. Premium

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    Land Forces 2014: Building on Beersheba | ADM September 2014

    With Army’s transformation plan for the future now deep into its implementation, a great deal of thought is being given to what comes next. To find out more, ADM recently spoke with Brigadier Mick Ryan, Director Strategic Plans - Army. Premium

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      Undersea Technology: Unmanned MCM: the LCS litmus test | ADM August 2014

      While Australia’s Project SEA 1180 has been put on the back burner, the US Navy remains resolved to bring offboard MCM into its front line. ADM examines the means to effect this transformation, and challenges being encountered. Premium

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        Military Life: Playing with veterans' pensions is dangerous politics | ADM September 2014

        Along with the large number of special interest groups and community sectors the government has infuriated with its tough budget, it's also set itself on a trajectory for an unholy row with one group it should reasonably have expected to stay onside. Premium

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          Defence Business: First Australian Joint Strike Fighters rolled out | ADM September 2014

          In a ceremony at the historic US Air Force Plant No.4 in Fort Worth Texas on July 24, the first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the Royal Australian Air Force were formally rolled out. Premium

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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