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

Defence Business: Army training - From Afghanistan to the sea | ADM February 2014

With the ADF’s combat role in Afghanistan at an end and Army’s force preparation now focused on contingencies rather than current operations, fresh emphasis has been placed on the development of amphibious capability. Premium

Defence Business: Defence in the North | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

The inaugural ADM Northern Australia Defence Summit in late October 2013 attracted 140 registered delegates and representatives from across Defence, government and industry. Premium

Project Review: Land 155: Bridging the gap in more ways than one | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

Land 155 Phase 1 is seeking to procure Military Off The Shelf (MOTS) combat bridges to provide Land Forces with the ability to cross a range of wet and dry gaps in support of combat operations, including the capability to tackle complex physical terrain features such as rivers, ravines and other natural and man made gaps. Premium

Land: The ADF beyond Afghanistan – four possible scenarios | ADM October 2013

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“In 2012, therefore, we look at the high probability that operational tempo will decline in the next few years and that we could relive the ‘great peace’ of 1972 to 1990,” General David Hurley, AC, DSC, Chief of the Defence Force said. “These changes will bring new challenges to the ADF, challenges compounded by the increasing pace of change in our neighbourhood and the budgetary constraints that we face.” Premium

Land: Why Hawkei will win the day | ADM October 2013

The lessons learnt from Bushmaster could translate well for Hawkei.

There’s a very good chance that the multi-million dollar contract for the Australian designed and locally manufactured Hawkei tactical vehicle, proposed by Thales Australia for Land 121’s Protected Mobility Vehicle Light (PMV-L) project, is a given. Premium

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Upgrade to ADF navigation warfare capability

Minister for Defence David Johnston has announced Government approval of a critical project to upgrade and enhance the protected Global Positioning System capability of the ADF.