06 Sep 2012
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.
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.
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.
First-in-class Joint High Speed Vessel USNS Spearhead successfully completed Acceptance Trials on August 17, 2012, in the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
Australia-Indonesia search and rescue coordination have been strengthened following a high level meeting between Ministers from both countries in Jakarta this week.
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.
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.
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.
Thales has released the Australian Encryption Trends Study. This is the only annual report that focuses on the use of encryption in Australia.
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