Iraq - more than just a matter of training

Back in 2003 the government dispatched a small team of soldiers to help train the Iraqi military, a massive job considering the US administration in Baghdad had unilaterally abolished Saddam’s army as irremediably compromised by Baathism.

Land Forces 2014: Soldier Survivability and the Soldier System | ADM September 2014

For the UK, the US and other allied forces, the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have forced substantial and rapid investment in individual protection systems such as helmets and body armour. Premium

Land: Into harm’s way | ADM March 2013

The team is capable of disposing dangerous chemicals uncovered underground.

Being a part of any kind of bomb or dangerous substance disposal effort is not for the faint hearted. Major Adam Modd GM, Officer Commanding 1st NZ EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) Squadron recently spoke to ADM about the formation of the squadron and the nature of the work facing his team. Premium

Defence Business: View from the top | ADM February 2013

“Nothing can prepare you for the job,” according to Chief of the NZ Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones. “It’s a lot wider, deeper than [three] Service chief’s roles stacked side-by-side. There’s a lot of work as Chief of Defence Force (CDF) that you have to do in relationship management that can’t really be explained.” Premium

Defence Business: While there is life, there is hope | ADM July 2012

These were the words that Gustavo Garcia Miranda, Airbus Military’s Vice President of Marketing and Development, used when questioned over the government’s decision to buy the C27-J Spartan for the Battlefield Airlifter requirement in May. Premium

Defence Business: MRTT bedding down | ADM July 2012

The last of the MRTTs from Airbus Military will be handed over in October this year, confirmed Francisco Carrasco, Airbus Military’s director of RSAF MRTT program. Premium

Boeing receives LRIP award for seven more P-8A MPA's

The Boeing P-8A Poseidon will replace the US Navy’s fleet of P-3 aircraft.

Boeing on November 3 received a $1.7 billion low-rate initial production (LRIP) award from the US Navy for seven additional P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. Premium

Congressional report on airship capabilities

UAV’s like Nothrop Grumman’s Global Hawk have become important tools of war in the last decade.

During the past decade's operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US military has come to rely heavily on the continuous or nearly continuous presence overhead of both manned and unmanned aircraft. Premium

L'Adroit made available to French Navy

The French Navy has welcomed the L’Adroit to its fleet.

Less than two years after construction began, the Gowind offshore patrol vessel, L'Adroit, has been made available to the French Navy by its builders DCNS. Premium

Harris receives $66 million order from US Army

The Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radiohas been ordered by the US Army.

Harris Corporation has received a $66.3 million order from the US Army to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios in support of the modernisation of tactical communications. Premium

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Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence
The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.