The DCNS design for the Shortfin Barracuda has been selected for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine Program. Credit: DCNS

It's official: first sub contract signed

The Commonwealth and DCNS have signed the initial design contract for the future submarine and Lockheed Martin has been announced as preferred combat system integrator.

Kenji Wakamiya, Japan’s State Minister of Defense, addresses the ceremony audience as Japan’s first F-35A aircraft is revealed at the Lockheed Martin’s production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sep 23. Credit: Lockheed Martin

Japan celebrates F-35 rollout

On September 23, senior Japanese and US government officials joined Lockheed Martin to celebrate the roll out of the first Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A Lightning II.
BAE worker with Seahawk at Nowra

BAE Systems extends Seahawk support contract

BAE Systems has been awarded a four-year extension to its Seahawk support contract, securing work at Nowra until December 2020.
An Artist's render of a Bell V-247 Vigilant taking off from a US Navy LHD. Credit: Bell Helicopters/Textron

Unmanned tiltrotor for Marines?

On 22 September, in anticipation of a US Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for a shipborne UAV capability, Bell Helicopter unveiled its unmanned V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.
A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet releases a Mark 82 bomb during Exercise Jericho Dawn held at Puckapunyal, Victoria earlier this year. Credit: Defence

RAAF Hornets in Syrian bombing accident?

RAAF F/A-18A Hornets may have been involved in an airstrike overnight in which Syrian Army soldiers were killed around the Dayr Az Zawr military airport in Syria's east.
NUSHIP Hobart departs the ASC facility at Osborne for her builder sea trials. Credit: AWD Alliance

Hobart put through her paces

This week Air Warfare Destroyer and future DDG39 NUSHIP Hobart has commenced her builders sea trials.

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An eye to the future – SimTecT 2016

The action at one of the stands during last year's event. Credit: Simulation Australasia

This year, presenters and attendees were encouraged to share their expertise in research and design and training and supporting technical operations in modelling and simulation. more »

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    Project Coorong: Towards the next generation OTH radar

    The future of JORN is being assured under a series of rolling upgrades. Credit: Defence

    In early June, Lockheed Martin and the Defence Science and Technology Group jointly announced the successful completion of an important step towards the next generation of Over The Horizon Radars (OTHR).

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      Making the most of masts and periscopes

      Safran have been providing masts and periscopes in France for the last few generations of technology. Credit: Safran

      Submarine periscopes and masts call on a wide variety of sensors, whether optical, optronic (electro-optical), or using electronic warfare technologies. They span the operational spectrum, from intelligence to engagement. Worldwide, only a handful of manufacturers have developed real end-to-end expertise in submarine masts and periscopes – and there’s only one in France: Safran.

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        Sustainment: Keeping the LHDs spic and span

        Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide off the north Queensland coast during Exercise Sea Explorer 2016 on 2 June 2016. Credit: Defence

        Behind every RAN ship at sea there’s a team of shore-based support specialists who are dedicated to its well-being, none more so than those responsible for the sustainment of Navy’s newest and largest assets.

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          From the Source: MAJGEN Gus McLachlan

          Credit: Defence

          As Head of Army Modernisation and Strategic Planning, MAJGEN McLachlan is in a position to see the current state of Army and then work towards getting into a place where it can fight the next war rather than the last.

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            New Thales helicopter simulator receives top certification

            The Thales Reality H Full Flight Simulator for the AW319 helicopter. Credit: Thales Australia

            Thales's new AW139 helicopter full flight simulator at Brisbane airport has just received Level D certification from CASA.

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              IDF account: Trophy in action for the first time

              Credit: Rafael

              In a first for international media, Major Sapir of the Israeli Defence Force has spoken about what is was like to be inside a Merkava Mark 4 tank fitted with the Trophy defence system during the 2014 conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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                Defence Industry is the new black

                It’s been a little over six months since the trifecta of the White Paper, Industry Policy Statement and Integrated Investment Plan were released. So what has changed? more »





                   

                   

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