Defence Week Premium 226 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.226 of 11 October 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

The future of Australia's defence industry

Ward said the industry was initially encouraged to invest after the 2009 Defence White Paper, but was now facing a slowdown after the cuts.

Raytheon Australia's Managing Director Michael Ward claims that delays in major defence programs in Australia have claimed thousands of jobs in the country's defence industry base over the past three years. Premium

US Navy Growlers visit Australia

The exercise, named Growler 12 marks the first deployment of the Growler capability to Australia and the southern hemisphere.

Three United States Navy EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft arrived in Australia at the end of September to exercise with RAAF Super Hornets for the first time. Premium

First Defence Capability Guide released

The most recent DCP was released by the Government in July.

Defence Minister Stephen Smith and Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare have announced the release of the first Defence Capability Guide. Premium

Austal acquires Australian maritime services firm

The acquisition will enhance Austal's footprint in northern Australia, with Austal's existing Darwin operations merging with those of HKME.

Australian shipbuilder Austal has acquired the Darwin-based engineering and services firm Hydraulink NT and its associated business KM Engineering (HKME). Premium

Swedish Australia Defence Day

Sweden is also dealing with the end of conscription and relying on the volunteer system like Australia.

A who's who of Australian and Swedish Defence people gathered in Canberra this week to look at ways to further improve the already strong relationship. Premium

Aussie participation in Poseidon development formalised

The signing formalises Australia’s participation in the development of the Increment 3 P-8A aircraft and marks Australia’s continued commitment to the $5 billion project to acquire a new manned Maritime Patrol.

The Government last week confirmed the signing of the $73.9 million Increment 3 Project Arrangement with the United States Navy for the P-8A aircraft, which will replace the AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft. Premium

Indra to supply tactical comms router for RAAF

Indra will provide a ruggedised, encrypted red/black, Tactical Communication Router which will provide interoperability and connectivity to existing communications infrastructure as well as tactical Ground-Ground and Air-Ground-Air voice communications networks.

Indra will implement its new Tactical Communication Router for the Royal Australian Airforce's Airspace Controller teams. Premium

ATK partners with NIOA on Benalla-Mulwala Bid

ATK has partnered with NIOA to bid for the running of the Commonwealth's Benalla and Mulwala munitions facilities in the DMMA Project.

Ammunition manufacturer ATK has partnered with NIOA, Australia's largest ammunition supplier, to bid for the running of the Commonwealth's Benalla and Mulwala munitions facilities in the DMMA Project. Premium

Top Owl too expensive for US Navy?

The notice adds that the government seeks a non-developmental HMD system that can be fully integrated into the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft.

The US Navy has posted a request for information reaching out to industry for help in identifying an operationally ready, helmet-mounted display system to be used on UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. Premium

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