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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

Fast jet training contract

The upgrade will ensure the effectiveness of the fast jet training system into the next decade.

Defence has signed a contract to commence operations for the upgrade of the Hawk Lead-In-Fighter, Defence officials have announced. Premium

New Saab Giraffe C-RAM radars

The procurement of the Giraffe radars is the final stage of the Land 19 Phase 7A acquisition project.

Two new Saab Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar Giraffe radars have been accepted for operations in Afghanistan and will be deployed later this year. Premium

Enhanced satellite communications

The capability will utilise satellites in the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions and support the resource sharing partnership with the US.

Defence has signed a $38 million contract with ViaSat Inc. to deliver the ADF's UHF Network Control System. Premium

Sikorsky secures Black Hawk and Seahawk maintenance contract

The four year contract is for the provision of maintenance and engineering services in support of the Black Hawk and Seahawk fleets with the potential to extend for a further six years.

Defence has signed a $124.8 million contract for maintenance and engineering support for the Black Hawk and Seahawk fleet of helicopters with Sikorsky Helitech. Premium

Defence Capability Plan released

Further to our previous report the 2012 Defence Capability Plan has been released containing priority projects planned for either first or second pass approval over the four-year Forward Estimates period. Premium

L-3 WESCAM to provide EO/IR imaging systems for border protection

The turrets will be used to conduct surveillance duties such as border incursions, illegal immigration and fishing, smuggling, and quarantine control.

L-3 WESCAM has received an order from Austal for 10 shipborne versions of the MX-10 systems, which will be fitted to new Cape Class patrol boats. Premium

Choules faces six-month lay-off

The defect occurred on one of the six transformers which form part of the ship’s propulsion system, reducing the ship’s propulsion power by 50 per cent.

As ADM noted in a previous issue the recently acquired ex-RN RFA HMAS Choules suffered a defect while on her way to Queensland to support Exercise Hamel causing her to return to Sydney. Premium

C4i secures $2.2M grant

The grant will allow C4i to accelerate development of SwitchplusIP communications system in a number of key technology areas specifically aligned with Australian defence priorities.

C4i Pty Ltd has signed a $2.2 million Priority Industry Capability grant with the Defence Materiel Organisation. Premium

Thales signs contract with Rockwell Collins to deliver optronics systems

A significant number of Sophie MF long range multi-function binoculars/thermal imagers and TYR laser target designators will be provided as part of the Land 17 1B program for a Digital Terminal Control System.

Thales Australia has signed a contract with prime contractor Rockwell Collins Australia to deliver its optronics systems as part of a Department of Defence indirect fire support upgrade program. Premium

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From the Source: CEO Naval Group Australia Brent Clark

Credit: Naval Group

The Future Submarine is Defence’s biggest and most complex acquisition program to date with the Commonwealth choosing France’s Naval Group as their international partner for the design and build program. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing caught up with Naval Group Australia CEO Brent Clark to have a look at how the program is progressing in its early stages.