26 Jul 2012
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Defence has made, and continues to make, heavy investments in satellite communications capability through JP 2008 and JP2072, aimed at providing strategic and tactical satellite communications capabilities to support ADF operations.
The RAN's Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb has successfully sunk the 12,106-tonne former USN Ship Kilauea in Hawaii.
Recently at a Eurosatory exhibition, Codan announced the launch of the Codan Envoy, a software-defined HF radio platform and the availability of 3G automatic link establishment in the 2110M series HF manpack radio.
Pratt & Whitney has awarded Broens Industries a follow on purchase order to manufacture complex support equipment for the sustainment solution of the F135 propulsion system powering the F-35 Lightning II.
Perhaps one of the biggest and most capable Pitch Black exercise to date. The RAAF is fielding the Wedgetail, Super Hornet and KC-30A for the first time at a Pitch Black.
Marshall Land Systems Australia has appointed Iain Watt as Head of Business Development.
Earlier this month Lockheed Martin announced that it had completed on-orbit testing of the first Mobile User Objective System satellite paving the way for the US Navy's multi-service operational test and evaluation phase in preparation for the start of operations.
BAE Systems has confirmed the completion of the Systems Field Trial for the UK's new Falcon tactical area communications system.
In October 2011, the Government of Canada announced a CA$1.064 billion contract, awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems for the implementation phase of the LAV III UP project.
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