Defence Week Premium 215 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.215 of 26 July 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Why the delay with JP2008 5B1?

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. Premium

US ship sunk by HMAS Farncomb - now has problems

USN Ship Kilauea broke into two parts and sank about 40 minutes later.

The RAN's Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb has successfully sunk the 12,106-tonne former USN Ship Kilauea in Hawaii. Premium

Codan introduces 3G ALE Waveform for 2110M military high frequency radios

The Envoy provides the advantages of software-defined radio – the ability to add new capabilities to the radio through software upgrades – in an affordable commercial platform.

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. Premium

Broens awarded contract to support F-35 Lightning II powering

The new order initiates the production phase of the project, with a potential value estimated at more than $7 million.

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. Premium

Prepare for Pitch Black 2012

The RAAF is fielding the Wedgetail, Super Hornet and KC-30A for the first time at a Pitch Black.

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. Premium

Marshall Land Systems Australia appoints new head of Business Development

Iain Watt being welcomed by Peter Callaghan.

Marshall Land Systems Australia has appointed Iain Watt as Head of Business Development. Premium

On-Orbit testing of first US Navy MUOS satellite

MUOS will provide significantly improved and secure communications for mobile warfighters, including simultaneous voice, video and data.

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. Premium

UK Falcon tactical comms field trial

The SFT was conducted in the UK by the British Army's 22 Signals Regiment and the Royal Air Force's (RAF's) Tactical Communications Wing (TCW) between the end of April and early June.

BAE Systems has confirmed the completion of the Systems Field Trial for the UK's new Falcon tactical area communications system. Premium

Canadian LAV III upgrade

The LAV III Upgrade project will upgrade 550 vehicles with an option for an additional 80.

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. Premium

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