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

Boeing awards production contract to Lovitt Technologies Australia

This contract between Boeing and Lovitt Technologies Australia marks the first V-22 parts that will be manufactured in Australia.

Boeing announced that it has awarded Lovitt Technologies Australia a contract to manufacture housing assemblies and fittings for the V-22 aircraft. Premium

Cirrus to supply helicopter control officer simulation trainer

The Helicopter Control Officer Simulation Trainer (HCOTS) features technology based on Cirrus’ Simulation Training Network and Sensor Simulation Engine.

Cirrus has announced that it has delivered a Helicopter Control Officer Simulation Trainer (HCOTS) to helicopter specialists Prism Defence under a contract awarded in July 2011. Premium

Recognition for Raytheon Australia

Raytheon Australia has been recognised for it Capability Maturity Model Integration.

Raytheon Australia has become the first company in the Australian Defence Industry to be recognised for its achievement of Capability Maturity Model Integration across the breadth of its organisation. Premium

LHD comms training

L-3’s Maintainer Training System provides comprehensive computer-based training coupled with hands-on equipment training.

L-3 Communication Systems-East has signed an extension to the Canberra Class LHD Integrated Communications System contract with BAE Systems Australia. Premium

Life after Rizzo

The 2011 Rizzo Report set out plans for Support Ship repair and Management practices.

Ernst & Young has teamed with Babcock to win a contract to support the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in delivering a blueprint to help rebuild navy engineering capability. Premium

Another HATS in the ring

Australian Aerospace has also put forward Eurocopters' EC135 for Project AIR9000 Phase 7, Helicopter Aircrew Training System.

Australian Aerospace, will bid as prime contractor on the Australian Defence Force's Project AIR9000 Phase 7 - Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) tender. Premium

More tactical radio orders for Harris

Late last month Harris Corporation received an $223 million order to deliver Falcon tactical radio systems to the Australian Department of Defence in the next phase of its tactical radio modernisation program. Premium

Wedgetail EW support win by BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Boeing for In-Service Support of the Electronic Warfare system on the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft. Premium

Dipping sonar at last for the RAN

Raytheon has recently been awarded an $80.8 million contract modification from the US Navy in support of a Foreign Military Sale of the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar to the RAN. Premium

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From the Source: CEO Naval Group Australia Brent Clark

Credit: Naval Group

The Future Submarine is Defence’s biggest and most complex acquisition program to date with the Commonwealth choosing France’s Naval Group as their international partner for the design and build program. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Naval Group Australia CEO Brent Clark to have a look at how the program is progressing in its early stages.