Defence Pre-Budget announcements

The KMW PzH 2000 has been put out of its misery.

The government has finally decided to cancel the self propelled element of Land 17. The contenders of Raytheon/Samsung Techwin with the K-9 and the KMW PzH2000 have been put out of their misery. Premium

Movement on Future Sub thanks to funding

HMAS Collins entering Sydney Harbour.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the Government would provide $214 million for the next stage of the Future Submarine Project. Premium

New submarine go to man

Secretary of the Department of Defence, Duncan Lewis

Secretary of the Department of Defence, Duncan Lewis, has recommended that a senior Defence position be dedicated to focusing exclusively on the oversight of all existing and future materiel-related submarine activities in the Department of Defence. Premium

Defence Force Posture Review final report released

Australian troops in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Defence Stephen Smith today released the final report of the Defence Force Posture Review. Premium

Ministers launch Sydney Aerospace and Defence Interest Group

The purpose of the SADIG is to identify new additional strategic opportunities which can only be tackled on a collaborative basis.

Sydney’s new Aerospace and Defence Interest Group (SADIG) was jointly launched on April 30 by Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare and Deputy NSW Premier Andrew Stoner. Premium

ManpowerGroup announces recruiting contract for the ADF

A Defence recruiting tent.

ManpowerGroup has announced a new contract, worth at least $400 million over five years, for Recruiting Services to the Australian Defence Force. Premium

Hawker Pacific signs support contract for DSTO aircraft

The DSTOs Beech 1900 C Defence Experimentation Airborne Platform.

Hawker Pacific has won a four year contract to support and operate Defence Science and Technology Organisation Beech 1900C Defence Experimentation Airborne Platform aircraft. Premium

Scaled-down CEA-FAR for land use?


Long aware of the scalability of CEA Technologies' phased array radar the company's CEO Rob Forbes, was asked whether consideration had been given to the development of portable PAR systems for land operation. Premium

Defence cuts in the offing?

Defence is expecting a hit in the budget next week.

During a door stop interview with media last week at HMAS Stirling, Defence Minister Stephen Smith said Defence had to expect to make a contribution to the return of the Budget to surplus. Premium

Growler funding?

An EA-18G Growler variant.

The Growler concept is not without controversy especially in relation to the ageing ALQ-99 jamming pods that would come as part of the final conversion deal. 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.