Defence Week Premium 219 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.219 of 23 August 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

UK Type 26: model for RAN's Future Frigate?

The T26 GCS is expected to feature vertical missile silos capable of housing a range of different weapons, a medium-caliber gun, a hanger to accommodate a Merlin or Wildcat helicopter, a flexible mission space for unmanned air, surface and underwater vehicles or additional boats, and the most advanced sensors in the fleet.

The UK Ministry of Defence has unveiled its new multi-mission warship - the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS). Premium

Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011: further consultations

The Treaty removes the requirement for companies to seek individual licences for each export from the US, allowing for the licence-free movement of eligible defence articles within an Approved Community

The Government last week announced the appointment of Ken Peacock AM and Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky to conduct further consultations on the Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011, including with the University and research sector. Premium

Senior US role for Australian General

Major General Richard Maxwell Burr will take a commanding role in a force comprising more than 60,000 US troops in the Asia-Pacific region.

A former member of Perth's elite SAS Regiment will take a commanding role in a force comprising more than 60,000 US troops in the Asia-Pacific region. Premium

Australia bans use of cluster munitions

It will become an offence to use, stockpile or transfer cluster munitions and also to encourage others to engage with these dangerous weapons.

Australia's commitment to reducing the humanitarian impact of armed conflict was recently strengthened with the passage of a bill banning the use of cluster munitions. Premium

ADF to attend US manned-unmanned systems demo?

The Army intends to make a determination by October for the MUSIC II demo scheduled for April 2014.

The US Army is evaluating how it could include the other services in its next demonstration of a capability to integrate drones and manned aircraft, according to Army officials leading the effort. Premium

Kongsberg wins US Army's CROWS contract

Successful bidder Kongsberg has delivered RWSs to the US Army's CROWS program since 2007.

Kongsberg has been awarded a new framework agreement from the US Army for production, system support and technical engineering support of the M153 CROWS Remote Weapon Stations which the company says was won in a full and open competition. Premium

BAES wins HUMVEE gunner protection contract

The Gunner Protective Kits improve the protection of the gunner with taller armoring and transparent shields, offering enhanced visibility of the surrounding area.

Next best thing to RWS would appear to be the Gunner Protective Kits and Shield Kits for which US-based BAE Systems has won a contract valued at US$11.4 million to provide 3,602 protective kits and 799 shield kits for the US Army's M1151 and M1114 military vehicles. Premium

Indonesia seeks surplus C-130s and F-16s

Discussions with Australia are continuing over the potential acquisition of surplus C-130s.

Indonesia is seeking to procure additional Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and F-16C/D fighters. Premium

Minister Jason Clare opens new BAE Canberra office

BAE Systems Chief Executive David Allott and Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare at the Childers street opening. [Photo: BAE]

BAE Systems Australia has celebrated the opening of its new facility in Canberra. Officially opened by Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare the facility will consolidate its Canberra staff into a single building. 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.