The Department of Defence announced the selection of two tenderers to participate in the next stage of evaluation for Land 400 Phase 2, Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance capability at the end of July.
Over the next decade the ADF and intelligence community will benefit
from an exponential increase in the volume
and quality of regional ISREW information.
Should Canada withdraw from the nine-nation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the additional cost to Australia of its JSF purchases will be about $USD1 million per airframe, according to Air Vice Marshal Chris Deeble.
Tony Abbott has a point. Bombing the heck out of Islamic State forces would be a whole lot more effective if there were some Australian special forces dispatched into Syria.
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.
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).
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.
Despite the hoopla of the Government’s Cyber Security strategy announced in May for the next four years, the Government has expressed little interest in resourcing it effectively. ADM’s Cyber Summit looked at some of the issues facing this sector.
In the modern battlespace it’s no longer good enough to have the fastest, best-armed or heaviest lifting platform, according to Airbus Defence and Space chief Fernando Alonso. In the modern fight, those platforms have to become ‘smarter’, able to process and share more information than ever before.