A RAAF No. 38 Squadron KA350 King Air sits on the tarmac at RMAF Base Butterworth, joined by a No.11 Squadron AP-3C Orion. Both were deployed for Exercise Bersama Lima 16. Credit: Defence

Air Force’s ‘secret’ King Air deal

Despite several requests over a two week period, the only response has been a three-sentence statement.

EOS Defence Remote Weapons System products. Credit: EOS

EOS Defence secures large Remote Weapons Station contract

EOS will supply remote weapons systems products to US weapons company Orbital ATK in a contract valued between $150 and $170 million.
Companies in regional centres seeking to be a part of major defence shipbuilding programs such as Sea 5000 and Sea 1180 can attend the briefings to learn more about the supply chain opportunities involved. Credit: Defence

Regional shipbuilding briefings for Future Frigates, OPV programs

Seven Naval Shipbuilding Industry briefings would be held providing regional Australians with an opportunity to learn more about the Government’s $89 billion national shipbuilding endeavour.
The Improved Ribbon Bridge (IRB) is one of the Land 155 bridging capabilities being supported by the facilities project. Credit: GDELS

Infrastructure for Land 155 bridging equipment

The $23.4 million project will provide facilities including shelters and concrete paved areas to secure and store the equipment.
A dockyard welder working on the hull of an AWD being built at the ASC yard in Osborne SA. Credit: Defence

Maritime Technical College to yield shipbuilding skills

Based in Adelaide, the Maritime College will deliver world-class training in key areas such as steel fabrication and naval engineering.
The first conversation course participants: Greg Symmans, Warrant Officer Phil Laycock, Jeff Weber, Major Bill Oddy, Chris Thomas, Nick Brown, John Costin, Lieutenant Commander Michael Robertson, Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, Lieutenant Joshua Slaytor, Captain Adrian Ludman, Captain Anthony Erwin, Lieutenant Commander Jeff Choat.

Boeing trains up HATS instructors

Key elements of the modernised training solution being trained include includes advanced over land flying, formation flying, use of night vision aids, and deck landings on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV).

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Civmec teams with ASC on OPVs

Civmec/Forgacs will build a 40 storey shipbuilding hall on a seven hectare site south of the existing facility seen here at Henderson, WA. Credit: Civmec

Both companies have been jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers, Damen and Lürssen, to work with them on the project tender. more »

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    Replacing the Special Purpose Aircraft Fleet

    A36-001 Boeing 737 BBJ over Canberra. Credit: Defence

    One of the next major aircraft acquisition programs to be undertaken by Defence is not listed in the public version of the White Paper or Integrated Investment Plan. The RAAF

    fleet of Special Purpose Aircraft (SPA) is based in Canberra and due for replacement over the

    next two years or so.

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      Northrop Grumman expands local footprint

      USN PMA program manager Capt Jeff Dodge with an MQ-8C Fire Scout variant at Pax River. Credit: ADM Katherine Ziesing

      With a number of major Defence capability acquisition contracts up for grabs in the near future and the recent awarding of a major F-35 sustainment contract, Northrop Grumman Australia is looking to double its local workforce by 2020.

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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: Harris Defence Australia MD Alan Callaghan

          In mid last year, Harris bought Exelis for roughly $US4.5 billion, creating one of the biggest dedicated communications companies in the world. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Harris Defence Australia president and managing director to see what the business is up to in Australia.

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            Supplier Showcase - Rohde & Schwarz Australia

            The company offers a complete test and measurement portfolio for the wireless market.

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              SME Spotlight: It's an Air Affair

              An Air Affairs Phoenix target drone shortly after launch. Credit: Air Affairs Australia

              Since signing the Jet Aircraft Support Contract in 2015 for ADF training support tasks including Aerial Target Towing, Air Affairs Australia has been experiencing a period of exponential growth. more »

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                Local content a must

                Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 10 years, you’ll know that Land 400, Army’s biggest ever vehicle program, is well underway. more »



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