29 Mar 2012
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.
In addition to the UHF hosted payload Intelsat is also providing the ADF with a UHF Comms Monitoring System and an In-Orbit Testing system.
There's recently been a flurry of activity as Airbus has attempted to sell the virtues of its C-295 aircraft for the ADF's future battlefield airlifter.
The Washington Post reported this week that the US was eyeing the Cocos Islands, as ‘‘an ideal site not only for manned US surveillance aircraft but for Global Hawks".
The Royal Australian Navy’s new Bay-class dock landing ship has passed its first capability test after three weeks of amphibious exercises off North Queensland.
On March 19, the French Navy commissioned the experimental patrol vessel L'Adroit, fitted with a significant number of technical innovations for a three-year trial period.
The Pentagon is asking Congress for new authority enabling a key defense agency to inspect or test critical items prior to the award of procurement contracts.
Russia has offered to help India build air-independent propulsion systems for installation in Amur 1650 class submarines and also to equip future possible joint Indian-Russian built vessels
The US Navy has conducted a series of land-based hardware trials to gauge how an armed MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter would operate in a shipborne environment.
Babcock has been awarded a contract by the MoD for a £350 million, three-and-a-half year refit of the Trident missile carrying submarine HMS Vengeance.
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