RIMPAC 2010 underway

HMAS Kanimbla is among the Australian ships taking part in Exercise Rim-of-the-Pacific 2010.

The ADF's largest international maritime exercise, Exercise Rim-of-the-Pacific 2010, is designed to test interoperability with 14 Pacific Rim nations. Premium

US DoD targets $12bn in procurement savings

The US DoD is looking to save as much as US$12 billion per year from procurement accounts through the implementation of more efficient practices.

The US Defense Department is on the hunt for as much as $US12 billion in annual savings from procurement accounts, a top official said. Premium

Thales receives follow-on USN contract

Thales Australia has delivered minesweeping equipment for the US Navy’s Avenger class Mine Counter Measure Vessels.

Thales Australia has a follow-on contract to supply minesweeping equipment for the US Navy's Avenger class Mine Counter Measure Vessels. Premium

Frequentis solution for Hong Kong Airport

The Civil Aviation Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region has made a new order for Frequentis' electronic flight strips system. Premium

News Review: US Navy green light for JHSV 4 and 5 | ADM Jul 2010

The US Navy has exercised contract options funding Austal’s acquisition of long lead-time equipment for the construction of two additional Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). Premium

6 US programs on Nunn-McCurdy list

The block 3 upgrade for the Apache AH-64 helicopter is one of six acquisition programs continuing under Nunn-McCurdy legislation.

US Department of Defense officials have certified that six acquisition programs should continue under Nunn-McCurdy legislation. Premium

Defence Business: International Forum on Challenges to Peace Operations | ADM Jun 2010

The Asia Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence hosted the 3rd International Forum on Challenges to Peace Operations in April. Premium

News Review: KC-X program - EADS to tender again | ADM Jun 2010

EADS North America announced in April that will after all submit a bid on July 9 for the US Air Force's KC-X tanker modernisation program and will offer the KC-45, which won the previous USAF KC-X tender. Premium

News Review: Netherlands, France receive first NH90 NFHs | ADM Jun 2010

NH Industries has delivered the first NH90 NFH naval combat helicopters to The Netherlands and France. Premium

BAE signs Royal Brunei flight training contract

The contract will see five students complete a training program provided solely by BAE Systems instructional staff at the Tamworth flying training college.

Students from the Royal Brunei Air Force will commence basic pilot training at BAE Systems' Tamworth Flight Training Centre. Premium

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Investment priorities for Defence Innovation Hub

Future energy resilience (including national and Defence fuel management), will be one of the priorities for the Hub in the 2017-18 year. Credit: Defence.
In the 2017–18 financial year, the body will seek proposals aligned with the six capability streams identified in the Defence Integrated Investment Program.