28 Jun 2012
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Quickstep Holdings formally marked its move from Perth to Sydney with the official opening on 22 June of its new composites facility.
Delivery of the 24 MH-60R Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky naval combat helicopters ordered for the RAN has been accelerated and training on the first seven aircraft will take place in the US, Defence has confirmed to ADM.
The Australian Industry & Defence Network officially launched its SME participation plan for the defence and security industry at the AIDN Qld annual dinner on 21 June.
The nine-week long machinists' strike affecting F-35 Joint Strike Fighter manufacture at Lockheed Martin's Fort Worth plant has a silver lining, according to Jonathan Rambeau, Lockheed Martin's Vice President of F-35 international programs.
Since 2000, most aircraft operated by the ADF have been delivered for service with a range of missile countermeasure systems installed, including flares, aluminium 'chaff', missile warning systems and electronic jammers.
The winner of the 2011 DSTO Eureka prize for research in support of defence and national security has significantly advanced a technology for imaging objects through opaque materials. The research team is led by Professor Salim Bouzerdoum from the University of Wollongong.
DSTO has delivered an improved form of Radar Absorbing Material that makes Collins class submarine periscopes less detectable, in a collaborative effort with Mackay Consolidated Industries.
Romania is interested in buying 15 surplus F-16's from the Dutch Air Force.
The US Congress has been notified of a possible sale of EA-18G Growler conversion kits to Australia for $1.7 billion.
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