Mindef praises Australia-US alliance

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.

The Spike LR-2 anti-tank guided missile. Credit: global.co.il

Varley to manufacture Spike AT missiles under Rafael JV

Varley Australia has announced a Joint Venture with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to locally manufacture the latter's Spike LR2 anti-tank guided missile.
A Martin Baker ejection seat being tested for the F-35. Credit: Martin Baker

Martin Baker opens regional Williamtown hub

Manufacturer of ejection seats Martin-Baker has opened an Australian field office at Williamtown as part of its commitment to supporting the F-35 in the Asia Pacific region.
Future energy resilience (including national and Defence fuel management), will be one of the priorities for the Hub in the 2017-18 year. Credit: Defence.

Investment priorities for Defence Innovation Hub

In the 2017–18 financial year, the body will seek proposals aligned with the six capability streams identified in the Defence Integrated Investment Program.
An Air Force F-35A Lightning II flown by SQNLDR Andrew Jackson arrives at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. Credit: Defence

Contract awarded for local F-35 EW support

Ghosthawk will replace existing mission information systems with an integrated, next generation intelligence support system capable of collecting, manipulating and disseminating data to pilots and their aircraft.
EOS’ new R-400S-Mk2 weapon system has been in low volume production for more than 12 months for another customer, with more than 70 units completed and shipped. Credit: EOS

EOS steps up production for remote weapons systems contracts

Electro Optic Systems Holdings (EOS) is moving to expand production capacity of its new R-400S-MK2 remote weapon system as it fulfils a major contract and achieves preferred tenderer status for two others.

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Defence Estate forum a hit

Head of Estate and Infrastructure for the NZDF Deb Godinet said her organisation has to be smart about investment as it deals with an ageing estate. Credit: ADM David Jones

The annual ADM Defence Estate and Base Services Summit was held in Canberra this week, attracting over 300 delegates and a range of local and international speakers from across Defence and industry. more »

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    A path for Australian BMD

    Hobart's Mk41 VLS system as seen during trials early in 2017. Credit: AWD Alliance

    Although the Integrated Investment Plan (IIP) includes a $4-5 billion provision for upgrades to the AWD combat system between 2017 and 2028, it says nothing about what the upgrades will involve.

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      SME Spotlight: XTEK

      Aerovironment's Wasp AE SUAS will be supplied by XTEK under Land 129 Phase 4. Credit: Defence

      XTEK has embarked on an extensive engineering development program to develop innovative and unique products that can be commercialised for sale in both the local and global markets.

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        The soldier as a system

        Credit: Defence

        Deliveries of 22,000 sets of the Soldier Combat Ensemble (SCE) to the ADF will be completed in the first half of 2018, and several iterative improvements are included in the most recent tranches of the system.

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          From the Source: MD QinetiQ Australia Greg Barsby

          Credit: QinetiQ Australia

          QinetiQ Australia has increased orders and revenue significantly in two years through organic growth alone.

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            Thomas Global secures supply of critical avionics technology

            Thomas Global Systems specialises in plug and play instrumentation and displays, predominately for the aerospace and defence industry. Credit: Thomas Global Systems

            The arrangement underpins Thomas Global’s long-term support commitment for a range of CRT-based avionic displays used in narrow and wide bodied commercial, business and military aircraft.

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              Lightning lethality - F-35 weapons

              F-35A external weapons carriage. Credit: Lockheed Martin

              In December one of Australia’s two F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters notched up an important milestone with the first release of a Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb (LGB).

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                Putting the 'C' in AIC

                Australian Industry Content or Australian Industry Capability? What is the difference? more »



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