Defence Week Premium 228 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.228 of 25 October 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

Establishment of SEA 1000 IPT

Defence is seeking comment from industry on the exposure draft contractual documentation prior to the issue of a formal ITP to the open market.

The Department of Defence is currently considering the establishment of a Defence and industry Integrated Project Team to develop high-level concept designs for the replacement Collins Class submarine to meet the 2009 White Paper capability. Premium

Spain begins first helicopter trials from LHD

Tests for loading and transporting Eurocopter AS 665 Tiger attack helicopters and AS 532UL Cougar transport helicopters from the Army's Air Mobile Forces, began in dock at the ship's home port of Rota earlier in the month.

The Spanish Navy and Army have begun trials aboard the 27,500-tonne LHD SPS Juan Carlos I to evaluate interoperability with two of the main aircraft used by the army's helicopter fleet. Premium

New parachutes for Army

The T10 standard chute is being replaced with the new T11 design, the T11R from the T10R and the steerable MC6 is set to replace the old MC1.

After 36 years the Australian Army is replacing its stock of static-line personnel parachutes with new models and associated training being rolled out to units from early October. Premium

Mk 54 LWT torpedoes ordered for RAN MH-60R helos

Raytheon is the USN's sole production supplier for MK 54 lightweight torpedo hardware, in production since 1999.

Raytheon has been awarded a US$45.3 million US Navy contract to provide MK 54 lightweight torpedo hardware, test equipment, spares and related engineering and repair services for USN fleet inventory. Premium

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First AMRAAM release from F-35A

An F-35A test aircraft has completed the first aerial weapons release of an AIM-120 AMRAAM.

An F-35A test aircraft has completed the first aerial weapons release of an AIM-120 AMRAAM from a conventional takeoff and landing aircraft. Premium

Other JSF opportunities for industry

November 14-15, the F-35 joint program office will host an industry event to identify potential business sources, capabilities, and experience to successfully deliver a wide range of hardware and infrastructure services in support for F-35 JPO sustainment.

In a recent edition of DWP ADM reported that the US Defense Department was to begin publicly exploring ways to open up select portions of the JSF program to competition. Premium

DCNS launches third FREMM frigate

Construction of FREMM Normandie, the third unit of the class, got underway in October 2009.

More than 500 DCNS personnel and guests watched as the third of the 12 FREMM multimission frigates on DCNS's orderbook was floated out of the building dock at the Group's Lorient facility. Premium

Reaper control centre to open in UK

The opening of the site is an element of plans to double the number of General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper UAVs operating in Afghanistan.

Unmanned aerial vehicle combat operations over Afghanistan will begin to be controlled from the UK from "early next month", when a new command centre opens at Royal Air Force Waddington in Lincolnshire. Premium

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