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Turkish win for Rolls Royce

This is the first order for thrusters that Rolls-Royce has received from the Turkish Navy, which is planning a significant ship building programme in the coming years.

Rolls-Royce has won an order to supply propulsion equipment for three new ships commissioned by the Turkish Navy. Premium

Global Hawk variant for Arctic duties

The Polar Hawk will be designed to airborne provide surveillance in harsh Arctic conditions.

Northrop Grumman has announced that it will collaborate with Canadian aerospace and defence company L-3 MAS to send a variant of the Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) into Arctic skies. Premium

Vacuum cleaner believed cause of fire on USS Miami

A preliminary report has found a vacuum cleaner used to clean worksites at end of shifts, and stored in an unoccupied space to be the cause of the fire.

A Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine erupted in fire while drydocked causing extensive damage. Premium

JSM into JSF study

The study will include physical fit checks, wind tunnel tests, engineering analysis, and designing and building of an emulator and adapter.

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $US19.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract for a Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile (JSM) risk reduction study for the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Premium

JLTV bid teams may have to wait

New tentative date to pick up to three contractors to proceed in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition the service is pursuing with the Marine Corps is August 24.

A new tentative date to pick up to three contractors to proceed in the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle competition the service is pursuing with the Marine Corps is August 24. Premium

US Army seabasing an option for Asia-Pacific

US Army have identified seabasing as a way to project the service into a relevant role in the Defense Department’s pivot to the Asia-Pacific region.

Officials from the US Army's top think tank have identified seabasing as a way to project the service into a relevant role in the Defense Department's pivot to the Asia-Pacific region. Premium

Textron wins Canadian tactical patrol vehicle program

The Textron’s TAPV is the most reliable and technologically advanced vehicle of its kind.

Textron Systems Canada has been selected by the Canadian government for the Canadian Forces Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) program. Premium

UK MOD extends defence contractor role

The MOD is choosing to fill the Active Component with “trigger pullers” and take additional risk in the areas of combat support and sustainment.

In 2001 the UK Government took the bold step of privatising most of the Defence Engineering and Research Establishment. Premium

Thales joins Renault in armoured vehicle development

The VAB Mk3’s internal communication network offers extended range for dismounted operations, enabling infantry to stay in radio contact at distances up to 1,000 metres from the vehicle depending on which options customers choose.

Thales and Renault Trucks Defense (RTD) have joined forces to extend the capabilities of the VAB Mk3. Premium

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From the Source: Air Marshal Geoff Brown, Chief of Air Force | ADM February 2014

The Royal Australian Air Force is about half way through a decade of massive transition. Close to their entire fleet is being replaced or upgraded in one way or another. Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown spoke to ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing about what 2014 looks like for the RAAF. Premium