Defence Week Premium 217 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.217 of 9 August 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Codan buys Canadian company

The acquisition of Daniels delivers on Codan’s stated strategy of growing market share and diversifying its radio communications product offering.

Codan Limited has announced the acquisition of Daniels Electronics, a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of land mobile radio communications solutions in North America. Premium

US export win for Ultra Electronics Australia

Ultra Electronics Australia is manufacturing the device under license from the Australian Government.

Ultra Electronics Australia has won a US$2 million export contract to manufacture personal Counter - Improvised Explosive Devices for the US Defense. Premium

Aussie ASMD system proven at RIMPAC

Perth fired two ESSM missiles at two of the four targets and employed the Australian-designed Nulka anti-missile systems to decoy another, while the US ships fired the SM2 missile at the remaining targets.

HMAS Perth has completed an advanced air warfare weapons event during RIMPAC 2012, when it joined HMAS Darwin in a six-ship formation with Canadian and US ships to conduct a coordinated 'defence' of the group against multiple target drones that flew realistic profiles against the ships. Premium

Raytheon delivers 2,000th ESSM

Raytheon has delivered 2,000 Evolved Seasparrow Missile units.

The Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) is an international co-operative upgrade of the RIM-7 Seasparrow Missile. Premium

Bushmaster PMV and IED's

Nearly 100 Bushmasters (across all customers) hit by IEDs/mines in the MEAO but none have resulted in fatalities.

ADM understands that Thales Australia has continued to improve Bushmaster PMV strengthening, especially to front and rear compartments while Stratos Seating says that with the constant threat of roadside IEDs, ensuring that soldiers are safe within the vehicles is paramount. Premium

Tiger ARH flying again

The investigation determined that the source of the detected fumes was a faulty capacitor in the power supply module in a cockpit Multi Function Display.

The Australian Army's fleet of Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters has returned to regular training activities following the lifting of a temporary suspension which began June 2012. Premium

Strategic contours: The rise of Asia and Australian strategic policy

Download the ASPI strategy report by Rod Lyon from the ASPI website.

This ASPI strategy report by Rod Lyon, is a new assessment of the rise of Asia and its impact on Australian strategic policy. Premium

Crying poor? The affordability of defence expenditure

Download a copy of the policy analysis paper through the ASPI website.

This ASPI policy analysis paper by Mark Thomson considers fiscal and economic arguments and concludes that spurious arguments about the 'affordability' of defence spending should not be allowed to skew the long-term plans for Australia's defence. Premium

On ADM online this week

Helicrew helicopter simulator enables instructors to safely and cost-efficiently enhance skills, plan exercises. [Photo: Boeing]

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