British deep-strike initiative hit by cuts

A deep-strike initiative that would have given British Army commanders the ability to precisely target 150 km across the battlefield has effectively been terminated. Premium

Swiss opt for the Saab Gripen

The Saab Gripen has been chosen by the Swiss Department of Defence as its fighter of choice.

The Swiss Department of Defence (VBS) announced that the Federal Council had decided to procure 22 Saab Gripen fighter aircraft to replace its ageing F-5E/F Tiger II fleet. Premium

Defence infrastructure project in Brisbane examined

Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane is just one site where proposed infrastructure work is to take place.

The Public Works Committee conducted a public hearing in Brisbane on December 7, as part of the inquiry into the Department of Defence’s proposed LAND 17 Phase 1A infrastructure project. Premium

F-111 personnel honoured with memorial dedication

Official unveiling of the new F-111 Personnel Memorial at the memorial gardens at RAAF Base Amberley.

RAAF personnel who flew, maintained and supported F-111 operations have been honoured at a dedication service at RAAF Amberley, one year after the F-111 took to the skies for the last time. Premium

EOS revamps US operations for next CROWS bid

The move is being made to in preparation for the EOS and NG joint bid for the US Army’s next Common Remotely Operated Weapon System (CROWS) contract.

Electro-Optic Systems (EOS) is relocating its US production facilities from Tucson, Arizona to Huntsville, Alabama alongside teammate Northrop Grumman's facility. Premium

Masters in System Support launched

The world’s first masters program for systems support engineering was launched at Innovation House, Mawson Lakes in South Australia by Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare. Premium

...but RAF ramps up video analysis capability

UK Royal Air Force (RAF) intelligence operatives have established a ‘reachback’ facility at a Norfolk base to allow intensive analysis of full-motion video (FMV) imagey. Premium

India to train Afghan troops

India plans to train 20,000-30,000 Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel, including about 500 officers, at facilities around the country over the next three years. Premium

French mount Javelin on their APCs

Under an urgent operational requirement, the French defense procurement agency (DGA) ordered kits from Renault Trucks Defense for integrating the Javelin antitank missile system into the VAB armoured personnel carrier. Premium

Nice, but not our Future Frigate design

FREMM frigate Aquitaine berthed at DCNS’s Lorient shipyard on November 25 after three weeks of successful sea trials. Premium

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ADM2012 Congress interview with Thales' Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia, and Chairman, AIG Defence Council

We had the opportunity to interview Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia, and Chairman, AIG Defence Council, who spoke at the ADM Congress on 21-22 February 2012 in Canberra. Hear what he had to say.