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

Cubic to provide Tactical Combat Training System for Super Hornets

A RAAF F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Credit: Defence

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million from the RAAF for use in training F/A-18F Super Hornet crews. Premium

Indonesia acquire nine C295 aircraft

Domingo Ureña, President and CEO of Airbus Military; Dr. Budi Santoso, President and CEO of PTDI and Minister of Defense, Purnomo Yusgiantoro (left to right) with Major General Ediwan Prabowo at the rear.

Airbus Military has signed a contract with PT Dirgantara Indonesia to supply nine C295 military transport aircraft for delivery to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense. Premium

JP2008 Phase 5B1 - Defence Satellite Communications

JP 2008 Ph.5B1 aims to enhance Defence Satellite Communications capability.

In case you missed our earlier special release, the RFT for Phase 5B1 is expected to be released on March 30, 2012. Premium

Improved CECs for our AWDs?

Spanish Navy F-100 Alvara de Bazan Class AWD in Sydney Harbour.

Raytheon Company has received a $67.4 million contract modification from the US Navy for design and engineering support for the Cooperative Engagement Capability sensor-netting system. Premium

Australia to receive infrared data from SBIRS satellite

Lockheed Martin’s Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite.

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) satellite is now delivering critical infrared data to users. Premium

Russia's $14 billion arms exports

A SU-35 is just one aircraft Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport will deliver to customers.

Russia's arms exports may reach a record $14 billion in 2012, a Russian think-tank said on recently, according to RIA Novosti. Premium

ReconRobotics secure largest ever order for Recon Scout XT

The Recon Scout XT micro-robot plays a big role in providing warfighters with increased situational awareness and standoff distance.

ReconRobotics Inc. has been awarded a US$13.9 million contract for 1,100 Recon Scout XT micro-robot kits from the US Army Contracting Command on behalf of the US Army Rapid Equipping Force. Premium

Frontline battery technology

New research by BAE could lighten the load for soldiers carrying rucksacks.

Scientists at BAE Systems have successfully demonstrated the most radical method of storing electricity since the invention of batteries over 200 years ago. Premium

The Eagle Returns: Resurgent US strategy in Southeast Asia

How will the US see Asia-Pacific when commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down.

With military commitments in Iraq and Afghanistan starting to wind down, the US is increasingly pivoting towards the Asia-Pacific region and is prioritising Southeast Asia in its global strategy. Premium

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Defence Infrastructure chief speaks at ADM Summit

The Deputy Secretary spoke at ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit. Credit ADM Patrick Durrant
The Deputy Secretary of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) spoke at ADM's recent Defence Estate and Base Services Summit.