15 Mar 2012
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.
Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare announced the following allocation of block construction work for the third ship of the $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyer Project.
The New Zealand Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman, officially welcomed the first of the Air Force’s new medium utility NH90 helicopters at an event in Wellington.
Inside Defense reports that the US Air Force decision to forgo signing a contract for three Global Hawk Block 30 aircraft will impact the Navy's BAMS unmanned aircraft buy by upwards of US$150 million.
Rolls-Royce and the US Air Force will soon begin flight tests of an engine upgrade for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.
The US Air Force, US Pacific Command and the Royal Australian Air Force are working on a training and exercise program to strengthen relationships between the organisations.
While the maiden training flight of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter was aborted last week following an "in-flight emergency," the aircraft was cleared for takeoff after months of high-level internal Defense Department debate.
Two of Britain's Daring Class destroyers have taken to the sea to further test their capabilities before initial deployments.
Engineers at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, successfully fired the first shot from the Electromagnetic Railgun prototype launcher, developed by BAE Systems.
A state-of-the-art millimeter-wave system developed by the Joint Non-lethal Weapons Directorate gives warfighters something more persuasive than shouting but less harmful than shooting.
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