Defence Week Premium 225 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.225 of 4 October 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Long range airburst technology for ADF Force Protection?

For counter-fire operations against insurgents in Afghanistan, 80mm airburst mortar rounds may be called in by Australian Joint Fires Observers, usually operating in teams of two to 'keep heads down' and only used away from housing or villages. Premium

Importance of Force Protection measures

Clare said that the Giraffe radars provide troops with early detection of attacks from enemy rockets, artillery and mortars, protecting Australian and ISAF forces.

Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare announced recently that two new Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar Giraffe radars had been delivered and were currently in operation in Afghanistan. Premium

More blimp-based surveillance systems

With its 360-degree field of view, Kestrel allows operators to simultaneously track and record multiple targets in medium-resolution over many kilometers.

Logos Technologies has been awarded $111.8 million by Naval Air Systems Command to develop an additional 22 Kestrel wide-area persistent surveillance systems to support US forces in the field. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly News Summary

ASC was awarded the 2012 Engineering Excellence Award in the category of Innovation Research and Development.

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit. Premium

Brits choose QinetiQ for ISTAR research package

QinetiQ has been awarded a GBP6.4 million contract to manage a four-year Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Concepts and Solutions (ICS) program.

UK-based science and technology group QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the UK MoD's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory to manage a four-year ISTAR ICS program. Premium

Go-ahead for WIN-T increment 2

It is reported that the WIN-T Increment 2 program completed its initial operational test and evaluation in May 2012.

The Pentagon's acquisition chief recently approved the Army's Warfighter Information Network Tactical Increment 2 battlefield communications system for a third lot of low-rate initial production, but only under the condition that contractor General Dynamics C4 Systems correct certain "deficiencies" in its performance. Premium

Selected portions of F-35 for competition

The Pentagon will begin exploring ways to open up select portions of the Joint Strike Fighter program to competition.

According to Inside Defense, the Pentagon next month will begin publicly exploring ways to open up select portions of the Joint Strike Fighter program to competition. Premium

Pentagon pinpoints industrial base concerns

The report was prepared by the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for manufacturing and industrial base policy in the Pentagon's acquisition shop.

An "aggressive" Pentagon analytical effort to identify critical and fragile niches in the defence industrial base has turned up several areas of concern for senior military acquisition officials, who have developed plans to intervene if necessary, according to a new government report. Premium

Fighter aircraft market: OK for now but...

The advent of major projects such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, coupled with increased procurement from emerging nations, will drive the military fighter aircraft market, valued by market researcher Visiongain at $34.37bn in 2012.

While the military fighter aircraft market is set for a period of great activity over the coming decade there are concerns in the US that unless planning for the next generation fighter begins in the 'near term' the US could lose its current technological advantage over European manufacturers. Premium

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