defence week 190-199

defence week 198 »

Major ADF payload on Intelsat's newest satellite

The launch of the IS-22 satellite in Kazakhstan this week.
With the launch this week of Intelsat's newest satellite, IS-22, the ADF will enjoy virtually limitless UHF satellite communications in the MEAO from the satellite's payload. Premium

defence week 196 »

Babcock and UGL strike up a new JV

The joint venture between Babcock and UGL will provide naval surface ship repair and maintenance services for the ANZAC Ship Group Maintenance Contract.
Babcock Pty Ltd and UGL Infrastructure Pty Ltd have formed Naval Ship Management (Australia) Pty Ltd, an incorporated joint venture, to provide naval surface ship repair and maintenance services. Premium

defence week 194 »

Airbus offer sixth MRTT

Will the Australian Government take up Airbus' offer of a sixth MRTT?
Airbus Military has revealed it has submitted an unsolicited proposal for a sixth KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker/Transport (MRTT) to the Australian Government. Premium

defence week 192 »

Senior Defence appointments

New Department of Defence Associate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, Simon Lewis.
Simon Lewis has been appointed to Associate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer created at the behest of Defence Minister Stephen Smith in response to the Defence Accountability Review. Premium

defence week 190 »

Carr supports local manufacturing in maiden defence speech

Minister for Defence Materiel, Senator Kim Carr gave his maiden defence speech at the Pacific 2012 conference this week.
After being assigned the Defence Materiel portfolio late last year, new minister, Senator Kim Carr gave his maiden speech in the role at the Pacific 2012 conference in Sydney this week. Premium

defence week 199 »

Early delivery of second Shadow 200 UAS

A Shadow 200 TUAS.
The Government has announced that a second Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System will be delivered for use by Australian troops preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Premium

defence week 197 »

JSF timeline and cost debate continues

Australian concerns about when the Joint Strike Fighter will attain Initial Operating Capability in US service were apparent at a meeting of the JSF Executive Steering Board in Sydney on March 15. Premium

defence week 195 »

Hopes up for Airbus C295 battlelifter for ADF

An Airbus Military C295 military transport aircraft.
Airbus Military has signed a firm contract with the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan, to supply two C295 military transport aircraft plus the related service support package for spare parts and ground support equipment. Premium

defence week 193 »

Defence Minister on New Subs

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith speaking at the ADM2012 Congress.
In his address to the ADM2012 Congress Defence Minister Stephen Smith covered Defence's operational commitments, including the progress of equipment projects and procurement reform. Premium

defence week 191 »

ADM2012: Defence Ministers to present keynotes

The ADM Congress is one of the major defence conferences each year.
Minister for Defence, the Hon Stephen Smith, and the Minister for Defence Materiel, Senator the Hon Kim Carr, will present the keynote addresses at the ADM2012 congress. Premium

special reports »

ADM August 2014

The August edition of ADM covers a wide range of topics surrounding the themes of simulation and training and undersea technology. Read about the Collins combat system that could have been, Unmanned MCM, greater use of simulation for ADF helicopter training, RAN sonar operators, DSRG in a year and much more! Premium