Defence Week Premium 216 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.216 of 2 August 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Domestic and export success for WE Platt group

Sydney-based weapon mount manufacturer W&E Platt has reached a major milestone with delivery of its 800th MR660 Mod 1 Ring Mount for the Australian Defence Force.

Further to ADM's previous report, Sydney-based weapon mount manufacturer W&E Platt has reached a major milestone with delivery of its 800th MR660 Mod 1 Ring Mount. Premium

DSTO offers technologies for commercialisation

DSTO has released ITRs with the aim of commercialising two of the technologies it has developed: the Filter Patch Wear Debris Tool technology and the Hole Rework Alignment Tool technology.

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation is seeking to encourage development of Australian Defence capability, by providing an opportunity for industry to acquire its Filter Patch Wear Debris Tool technology and its Hole Rework Alignment Tool technology. Premium

Boeing to support Thales Hawkei bid

The contract will be delivered under Stage 2 of the Manufactured and Supported in Australia option for the Land 121 Phase 4 program.

Boeing Defence Australia will provide Integrated Logistics Support during the next stage of development of Thales Australia's Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicle - Light prototypes. Premium

Next-Gen Jammer for Growlers

The NGJ pod development will hopefully replace the ALQ-99 jammer currently fitted to EA-18G Growlers and EA-6B Prowlers.

The US Navy is moving ahead with its Next Generation Jammer pod development effort, that hopefully will replace the not-so-good ALQ-99 jammer currently fitted to EA-18G Growlers and EA-6B Prowlers. Premium

US Coast Guard prefers CN-235

The Ocean Sentry is based on the Airbus Military CN235 tactical airlifter.

The US Coast Guard took delivery of its 14th Ocean Sentry maritime patrol aircraft from prime contractor EADS North America this week. Premium

Hi-res airborne ground surveillance radar

The high performance of the radar is largely due to state-of-the-art AESA technology which uses a large number of transmitter and receiver modules in the antenna.

EADS Cassidian has developed an airborne ground surveillance radar that can monitor wide areas with stationary targets while at the same time detecting and tracking moving targets at great distances. Premium

More bandwidth for some WGS satellites

The contract modification includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.

Boeing has received a US$338.7 million contract modification from the USAF to produce and launch a 10th Wideband Global Satcom satellite. Premium

Pentagon's precision weapons review

U.S. Military's A2/AD Challenge

US Defense Department leaders have commissioned a sweeping review of the US military's precision weapons portfolio, an assessment that could affect a broad range of Army programs, according to officials. Premium

Review of the US military's posture

While the report has not been publicly released, the review supports key elements of the Pentagon's efforts to strengthen alliances and partnerships in the region.

The Pentagon has sent to Congress an independent review of the US military's posture in the Asia-Pacific region, marking a major step in the Obama administration's efforts to redefine national security goals. 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.