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

AWD and LHD update

Construction of an AWD Block at ASC in South Australia.

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. Premium

RNZAF welcomes arrival of first NH90 helicopter

The first of the RNZAFs NH90.

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. Premium

Global Hawk termination to increase BAMS costs?

Will the cancellation of the Global Hawk program send the cost of BAMS sky high?

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. Premium

Tests begin on C-130H engine upgrades

A C-130H performing a flyover the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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. Premium

USAF/PACOM to increase aircraft rotations in Australia

President Obama speaking to troops in Darwin during his Australian tour last year.

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. Premium

F-35 flight training begins

The F-35C test aircraft CF-3 engages in a catapult launch test.

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. Premium

Dragon and Defender take to the sea for trials

HMS Dragon during recent sea trials.

Two of Britain's Daring Class destroyers have taken to the sea to further test their capabilities before initial deployments. Premium

Trials start with first shot from EM railgun

The Electromagnetic Railgun prototype has been successfully fired at the US Naval Surface Warfare Center.

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. Premium

Cooling down hostiles with RF heat

The new state-of-the-art non-lethal weapon gives warfighters something more persuasive than shouting but less harmful than shooting.

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. Premium

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From the Source: Chief of Navy VADM Tim Barrett

As many know, the RAN is going through its biggest fleet recapitalisation since WWII. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Chief Barrett about how these various programs are coming together, the challenges ahead and how Navy will respond to these opportunities.