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

More Mk54 LWTs from Raytheon

The MK54 lightweight torpedo has scored Raytheon a $42.6 million contract with the US Navy.

Raytheon IDS has been awarded a $42.6 million US Navy contract to provide 100 MK54 kits for US fleet inventory and in support of foreign military sales. Premium

Raytheon Excalibur Ia-2 ready for Afghanistan

Raytheon’s Excalibur Ia-2 precision-guided projectile is ready for use in Afghanistan.

Raytheon Company successfully fired nine rounds in US Army lot acceptance tests, which means the Excalibur Ia-2 precision-guided projectile is ready for use in Afghanistan. Premium

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Austal launches fifth Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal has celebrated the launch of the fifth in-series CCPB at their facility in Henderson, Western Australia.