HMAS Adelaide entered the Captain Cook Graving dock on 17th May so further investigations into the issues affecting the ships's two azimuth propulsion pod systems could be conducted. Credit: Defence

Senate Estimates probes into LHD pod issues

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett confirmed that migration of oils across seals in the azimuth propulsion pod systems had been observed.

VADM Mathias Winter pictured here while a US Navy Rear Admiral and head of US Navy Research. Credit: USN

New US program boss for F-35

VADM Mat Winter takes over from long standing incumbent and frequent visitor to Australia, LTGEN Christopher Bogdan.
Visible here as the ship was prepared for re-floating following delivery from Spain is the Canberra's port azimuth propulsion pod. Credit: Anonymous

LHD docks as Navy continues "Voyage of Discovery"

HMAS Adelaide has entered dry dock in Sydney last week and HMAS Canberra was undergoing a series of sea trials after extensive tests alongside at Fleet Base East.
The Victorian Government’s strategic purchase of the General Motors Holden site at Fishermans Bend plans to bring together industry leaders in the cutting edge areas of aerospace, defence, marine design, automotive design, and more. Credit: VIC Government.

Vic Government funds SMEs to get tender ready

The program will help local businesses gain relevant accreditations, prepare tenders and meet industry specific compliance requirements.
Credit: Defence

$25m fund for AUS-US defence research collaboration

AUSMURI will provide grants to support multi-disciplinary teams of university researchers who collaborate with US academic colleagues on high priority projects for future Defence capabilities.
As former Director General (Submarines) CDRE Peter Scott led efforts in the Navy’s highly successful Submarine Enterprise in a period of unprecedented expansion. Credit: IndustryNSW

NSW appoints new defence Czar to boost local industry

Defence NSW is the new centralised government body within the Department of Industry charged with coordinating NSW defence industry efforts.

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WA facing “Chasm of Death”

The new West Australian Labor Government is keen to further develop the outer harbour south of Fremantle which comprises the Australian Marine Complex at Henderson. Credit: AMC

SA's 'valley of death' looked more like a pothole in comparison. more »

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    35mm across the whole ADF?

    The Milennium Gun. A device at the muzzle end of the barrel measures the exact speed of the round as it is fired, and automatically sets the fuse to detonate the round as it approaches a pre-set distance from the target. Credit: Rheinmetall

    A proposal to introduce a multi-role 35mm gun system into the RAN could broaden capabilities and provide potential commonality with the ground-based air defence requirement being sought under Project Land 19 Phase 7B.

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      SME Spotlight: Norship knows their ships

      Aerial shot of the shipyard in Cairns. Credit: Norship Marine

      While the Australian shipbuilding debate has centred on traditional centres Norship Marine business development executive Graham Wharton believes there are at least two north Australian cities missing.

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        Air: Plan Jericho two years on

        An A27 Hawk 127 operated by No 76 Squadron participates in a training activity over Lake George in the Australian Capital Territory. Credit: Defence

        In essence, the Plan Jericho vision is to develop a future force that is agile and adaptive, fully immersed in the information age and truly joint

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          From the Source: Siemens Pacific CEO Jeff Connolly

          German based multinational Siemens has demonstrated its electrification, automation and digitisation capabilities on a stream of defence platforms in the Asia Pacific, from F-35 Lightning II to Australian and NZ Anzac Class Frigates, the Collins Class submarine and Australia’s new Canberra Class LHDs. ADM’s Philip Smart spoke to Jeff Connolly about how the company sees its future in the region’s defence market.

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            Mastis SATCOM upgrade for Navy

            The dome of the MASTIS terminal can be seen here on HMAS Canberra at mid level right. Credit: Loic LeGuilly

            The upgrade will allow delivery of vastly increased bandwidth, providing more efficient usage of defence satellite capacity and enhanced network interoperability between ships, aircraft and land based platforms.

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              SME Spotlight: Prism Defence

              Preparing to land on the 72m-long Royal Swedish Navy's Visby corvette.
Credit: Prism Defence

              Bad weather shipboard helicopter operations could almost be the poster child for sensory overload.

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                Humans are the cyber threat

                Cyber security is no longer just a “tech” issue for companies. more »



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