Kongsberg wins more work on F-35 tails

Norway’s Kongsberg Defence Systems will build rudders and vertical tail leading edges for production lots nine and 10 of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, under a A$94 million order from Lockheed Martin.

US Navy awards $2 billion helicopter support contract

The US Navy has awarded a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Sikorsky Helicopter a contract worth $2 billion to service the Navy's H-60 helicopters through to January 31, 2020, the Pentagon announced on Friday.

Thales to provide OneSKY for Australia

Thales will work with Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence to integrate Australia’s civil and military air traffic in to one system, after being announced as successful bidder on the OneSKY program at the Avalon Airshow.

Australia and Norway cooperate on Joint Strike Missile

Australian will cooperate with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop Kongsberg’s Joint Strike Missile as a potential future weapon for Australia’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighters.

Lockheed Martin to provide RAAF C-130J Virtual Trainer

Lockheed Martin Australia will supply a modern C-130J-30 Virtual Maintenance Trainer and a Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA) to support maintenance and aircrew training at RAAF Base Richmond.

Levett to double F-35 engine work

South Australia’s Levett Engineering will double the number of precision components it provides for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s Pratt and Whitney F135 engine, under a deal announced at the Avalon Airshow on Wednesday.

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Australian FMS announcement for M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of US$47 million. more »

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    Bushmaster EW variant on show

    Land Forces first saw the emergence of a Bushmaster Electronic Warfare (EW) variant complete with a six-metre telescopic mast.

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      NT: NT facilities get a good excerising | ADM October 2014

      As homeport to 10 of the RAN’s 14 Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Coonawarra, adjoining Darwin Harbour and part of Larrakeyah Barracks, is a major part of the RAN’s involvement in Operations Resolute and Sovereign Border. Premium

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        Military Life: On your bike: Soldier On Cycling | ADM October 2014

        In August this year, Soldier On took a team of cyclists to France to take part in the Trois Etapes race. Premium

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          Australian Triton mission different to USN

          Air 7000 will see the Commonwealth operate a number of manned and unmanned systems with the P-8As and Triton UAS. The finer details on how the BAMS side of the equation will come together are taking shape.

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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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              ADM reviews the major aerospace projects and we publish an Exclusive Interview with Air Marshal Geoff Brown, Chief of the Air Force, whose term ends mid year.

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