New Saab sim trainer for NZ Army

The NZ Army has awarded Saab a five-year contract to deliver a high fidelity Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS).

Vertical lift options for the ADF?

Two prototypes of the S-97 Raider light tactical helicopter are now flying. Credit: Sikorsky
Australia is exchanging ideas with the US Army on its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program Premium

Aegis light for USN frigate program

The US Navy has selected Lockheed Martin’s COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy’s frigate ship program.

Contract extensions for Raytheon and BAE Systems at Williamtown

Credit: Raytheon
Wing Commander Adrian Maso, Commanding Officer No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, briefs Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, on the Hornet Air Crew Training System at RAAF Base Williamtown.
Both Raytheon and BAE Systems have received contract extensions for officer training and the Hawk LIF respectively, valued at $300 million.

Land 400 Phase 2 RMA contracts signed

The Defence Department has signed contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall for the next stage of evaluation for Land 400 Phase 2.

KC-30A successfully refuels USAF F-16

The RAAF’s KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet refuelled two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon single-engine multirole fighter with the Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS).

Lockheed Martin IS&GS becomes Leidos

Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business has become Leidos.

Meggitt upgrades Weapons Training Simulation System for new F88

Every ADF member spends time in the WTSS honing their skills. Credit: Defence
Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded an $US18 million contract from CASG Premium

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Defence Week Premium 411 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no. 410 of 25 Aug 2016 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. more »

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    Airborne ISREW on the way up

    Over the next decade the ADF and intelligence community will benefit
    from an exponential increase in the volume
    and quality of regional ISREW information.

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      Far from extinct: the future of Tiger

      Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters land at RAAF Learmonth after conducting security operations during an Exercise Northern Shield scenario. Credit: Defence

      On the surface, one of the surprises delivered by the recent Defence Integrated Investment Program (DIIP) was the plan to replace Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) from the middle of the next decade.

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        Sea Power: The Italian Job - Fincantieri's proposal for Sea 5000

        The general purpose variant Carlo Bergamini, lead ship of the FREMM class in Italian Marina Militare service. Credit: Fabius1975 licensed under Public Domain via Commons

        Fincantieri's proposal for the Sea 5000 Future Frigate is based upon the Italian version of the European FREMM.

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          From the Source: CEO Nova Group Greg Hume

          The Nova Group of companies has continued onwards and upwards since being founded in 2000. The Group has just come under new management with Greg Hume taking over from founder Jim Whalley this year. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Hume about the transition, growth opportunities and the wider Defence landscape.

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            Supplier Showcase - Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd (KBR)

            KBR is a leading Defence training services provider of training solutions, preparing Defence personnel for the introduction of new systems, process, capability platforms and infrastructure assets.

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              SME Spotlight - Varley: more than modules

              Credit: Varley Group

              There’s a saying that goes something like good engineering can engineer anything. The sentiment is that good engineering principles can be applied to any application. The proof is Newcastle based Varley Group.

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                Supporting the supporters

                ADM has been on the record now for 20 years about the importance of the Defence industry to the Australian economy. It is good to see this recognised, finally, at the highest levels of government. more »



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                  ADM covers Underwater Technology and Sustainment.

                  Editor Katherine Ziesing provides a fascinating account of the Israeli Trophy Active Protection System and checks out Tassie buoyancy technology developed for the Tiger ARH

                  Deputy Editor at Large Nigel Pittaway briefs on Airbus innovations, and Project Coorong – a step in the development of the next generation of OTH radars. Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr covers LHD sustainment, the state of play with regard to MCM and DST Group's Partnerships Week 2016 with Nigel Pittaway.

                  Patrick Durrant looks at Serco's footprint for defence vessel support and Siemens' sustainment upgrades in both NZ and Australia, while Philip Smart puts unmanned surface vessel developer Ocius Technology under the SME Spotlight.

                  And CEO Nova Group Greg Hume is featured in this month's From the Source.

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