Defence Week Premium 221 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.221 of 6 September 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Report into major capital equipment procurement released

According to Senator David Fawcett, much of the dysfunction stems from the organisational structures imposed by all Governments over the past two decades in search of short?term saving measures.

As ADM's newsletter closed for press last week, the Senate's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade committee released the final copy of its report into the Defence procurement of major capital equipment. Premium

Aussie wing concept for JDAM nearing production

The wings were first integrated with the Boeing JDAM during DSTO's Capability and Technology Demonstration program.

A winged version of the Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition that will triple the weapon's glide range to more than 40 miles is a step closer to production after completing wind tunnel tests at a US facility in June. Premium

Austal's JHSV completes acceptance trials

The trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the USN which is expected over the coming months.

First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead successfully completed Acceptance Trials on August 17, 2012, in the Gulf of Mexico. Premium

Massive ADF inventory barcoded

The barcode labels allow for a significant amount of information to be captured and stored.

Earlier this year BAE Systems Australia completed a two-year project to barcode the ADF's 1 million-plus inventory items three months ahead of schedule and under budget. Premium

Australia/Indonesia SAR operations strengthened

The Australian Government will make an additional $4.42 million available to enhance coordination between BASARNAS and AMSA and provide for an exchange of expertise and experience to improve search and rescue outcomes in our region.

Australia-Indonesia search and rescue coordination have been strengthened following a high level meeting between Ministers from both countries in Jakarta this week. Premium

New $43m workshop for Ohakea air base

Other developments at Ohakea have seen the new No 3 Squadron Hangar and the Helicopter Simulation Centre constructed as well as a new duty centre, main gate and perimeter fence being built. Design work is currently underway for a new Air Movements terminal and a new In-Flight ration store.

Another milestone in the upgrade of the Ohakea air base of the NZ Defence Force was reached today with the Defence Minister Dr Coleman opening the new NZ$43 million aircraft maintenance workshop. Premium

First sortie for NZDF's upgraded P-3K2 Orions

Training sorties are now being flown frequently from Whenuapai.

A significant milestone has been passed in the NZ Defence Force's P-3K2 Orion Introduction Into Service process. On 17 August the first Transition Course sortie was flown. Premium

Land attack for future frigates

Think Defence opines that the Type 26 doesn’t necessarily need the precision guided ammunition straight away.

JDW reports that the UK has set out plans to recapitalise its naval fire support capability through the acquisition of a new Maritime Indirect Fire System to equip the Royal Navy's (future) Type 26 Global Combat Ship. Premium

Encryption in Australia report released

The study is the only annual report that focuses on the use of encryption in Australia, and is part of a seven year global study conducted by an independent research firm.

Thales has released the Australian Encryption Trends Study. This is the only annual report that focuses on the use of encryption in Australia. Premium

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