Land Forces 2014: Army’s new F90 assault rifle | ADM September 2014

Army’s provisional design acceptance of Thales Australia’s F90 assault rifle and integrated grenade launcher means Second Pass approval is on track for June 2015. Premium

Land Forces 2014: Victoria – Australia’s Driving Force in Military Vehicle Capabilities | ADM September 2014

The Commonwealth Government is facing important decisions on the most ambitious procurement program for the Australian Army, Land 400 - the choice of future combat vehicles to carry our troops safely in, through and out of battle zones. Premium

Defence Business: Further concerns for local munitions manufacturing | ADM August 2014

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Uncertainty over the future of munitions and propellant manufacture in Australian has been compounded by delay and lack of government direction. Unions, Industry and Departmental stakeholders are all concerned with the lack of government responsiveness. Premium

Land Surveillance: JP129 – Surveillance in the Land domain post-Afghanistan | ADM July 2014

Although the ADF’s UAV operations in Afghanistan were officially completed at the end of June, upgrades are in the pipeline for Army’s 18 Shadow RQ-7B Shadow 200 Tactical UAVs (TUAVs) and options for palm-sized micro-UAVs to equip infantry combat teams are being assessed. Premium

ADF Weapons: Land 19 Phase 7B – Future ground based air defence | ADM July 2014

The next Defence Capability Plan, due to be released towards the middle of 2015 is expected to shed light on the future ground based air defence (GBAD) capability requirements of the ADF. Premium

Combat Capability: Critical mass for battlespace communications | ADM June 2014

Late last year Harris delivered the 10,000th digital tactical radio under Phase 2A of JP2072 and now there are more digital radios in the fleet than legacy radios. Premium

Combat Capability: Positioning for Australia’s largest Land program | ADM June 2014

South Australia and Victoria are competing to house the $10 billion Land 400 military vehicle production program, and are understandably spruiking their suitability to prime contractors and defence. Premium

Land Warfare: The challenge with Land 400 | ADM April 2014

How will soon-to-be-selected land combat vehicles, designed for today’s concepts of conventional war, fare against extreme future warfare threats, which have yet to be determined? That’s the problem. Premium

Land Warfare: Hawkei RFT nears | ADM April 2014

A satisfactory outcome to the risk reduction activity now underway on Hawkei prototypes may see a Request for Tender (RFT) for the Manufactured and Supported in Australia (MSA) option of Land 121 Phase 4 issued to Thales Australia later this year. Premium

Land Warfare : DMMA & ATK update | ADM April 2014

If size and experience are important, the Alliant Techsystems-NIOA bid for the manufacture and supply to the ADF of domestically-produced munitions, explosives and propellants will receive careful consideration – but not just yet. Premium

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New $700m training system for ADF helicopter crews

Defence Minister David Johnston meets HMAS Albatross personnel during his visit to the base on Thursday during which he announced a $700 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System would be based at the Nowra naval air station.
A modern helicopter training system for Navy and Army personnel has been approved by Defence Minister Senator David Johnston.