Defence Week Premium 212 Tenders and Downloads

The latest round of Defence Tenders have been released and can be downloaded as a PDF here. Also if you would prefer to read DWP as a PDF Newsletter you can download it here. Premium

Changes to the Defence Capability Plan

The level of information on projects in the DCG for the general guidance of industry will necessarily be less definitive than that in the DCP.

Future public versions of the Defence Capability Plan are to include only those projects approaching either first or second pass in the four year Forward Estimates period. Premium

Australian Military Sales Office launched

The Australian Military Sales Office will develop a system to allow the Australian Government to sell Australian made defence equipment directly to other governments on behalf of Australian manufacturers.

An Australian Military Sales Office has been established for Australian defence manufacturers seeking to export their products. Premium

More Bushmasters for ADF

The Government announced that in order to retain critical skills in Bendigo it would explore the purchase of additional Bushmaster vehicles.

The government have confirmed the acquisition of a further 214 Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles. Thales Australia is currently manufacturing Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles at its factory in Bendigo. Premium

New Collins support contract for ASC

The Coles Review into Submarine Sustainment has emphasised the importance of entering into the ISSC.

A new maintenance and support contract for the Collins submarines has been signed following negotiations between the Defence Materiel Organisation and ASC Pty Ltd. Premium

Another win for Aspen Medical

Under the deal, Medibank Health Solutions has contracted Aspen Medical to provide medical practitioners, specialist and allied health professionals to all base defence facilities across Australia.

Aspen Medical has been selected by Medibank Health Solutions to provide medical practitioners, specialist and allied health professionals to all on-base Australian Defence Force facilities across Australia. Premium

RADM Davyd Thomas joins Austal

RADM Thomas will be based in Austal's Canberra office and will work across all aspects of the company's defence business including ships, electronic systems and in-service support.

To strengthen its defence business development activities and capabilities Austal has appointed former Deputy Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, RADM Davyd Thomas, AO, CSC, RANR to Vice President - Defence. Premium

Australia and others want own F-35 training capability

Analysis shows the training pipeline for the F-35 would last for between two and four months for an experienced fast jet pilot transitioning to the aircraft, and six to eight months for a new pilot with a number of factors affecting these figures.

Three F-35 partner countries are looking to acquire domestic training capabilities in addition to the US. Premium

Senior Boeing fellowship for Aussie engineer

Boeing has inducted Australian engineer Shane Arnott as the company’s first international Senior Technical Fellow, the highest ranking Boeing technologist outside of the US.

Boeing has inducted Australian engineer Shane Arnott as the company's first international Senior Technical Fellow, the highest ranking Boeing technologist outside of the US. Premium

BAE Systems takes on GPS

BAE Systems Navigation via Signals of Opportunity system uses a wide range of signals such as Wi-Fi signals and radio and TV broadcasts. It is also resistant to the jamming of individual signals to which GPS is vulnerable.

By listening to the complexity of radio signals that pervades the human environment, BAE Systems thinks its new positioning system is as accurate as, but more secure than, GPS. Premium

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ADM2012 Congress interview with Thales' Chris Jenkins

Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia, and Chairman, AIG Defence Council
We had the opportunity to interview Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Thales Australia, and Chairman, AIG Defence Council, who spoke at the ADM Congress on 21-22 February 2012 in Canberra. Hear what he had to say.