Defence Week Premium 229 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.229 of 1 November 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

RAAF deploys ground troops to Afghanistan

A pair of RAAF Bushmaster vehicles approach No. 1 Rifle Flight (1RFLT). [Photo:Defence]

For the first time in its history, the RAAF will deploy ground combat forces to Afghanistan this week, when around 65 personnel from the Combat Support Group's two Airfield Defence Squadrons depart Brisbane for duty in Tarin Kot. Premium

SEA 1000 to form 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.

October 26 saw the closing date for comments on the exposure draft invitation to participate in the Future Submarine Integrated Project Team concept design activity for the fourth Sea 1000 option. Premium

A century of Australian small arms manufacturing

Minister Clare met Thales employees, and received a detailed briefing on the company’s latest offering – the new F90 weapon.

During a ceremony at the Thales Australia facility in Lithgow, NSW, Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare officially marked 100 years of Australian small arms manufacturing. Premium

Boeing's bid for JP2072 Phase 2B

Largely developed from Boeing’s own resources and experience with the company’s Australian programs, Barrukka is a battlefield telecommunications network built with operationally proven equipment to modernise the ADF’s BTN.

While the article 'Four contenders vie for JP2072 Phase 2B' in ADM's October edition noted correctly that Boeing Defence Australia was a contender for JP2072 Phase 2B's Battlefield Telecommunications Network, it provided little, but accurate, detail about Boeing's proposal that author Tom Muir was able to glean. Premium

Detection Capabilities for UAS

Currently deployed as a separate product, Kestel operates adjacent to Insitu systems.

Sentient have signed a long-term licensing agreement with Insitu to integrate Kestrel land and maritime automated detection software systems into Insitu's Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Premium

BvS10 unveiled

The BvS10 delivers agility across roles and environments including sea, desert, mountains, jungle and tidal flood plains.

The BvS10 Amphibious all-terrain vehicle from Vehicle Systems Sweden was unveiled by BAE Systems at the 2012 Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne. Premium

Night eyes a better option for troops

Powered by one AA and one CR123A battery, the compact binocular night vision system operates up to 20 metres below water.

Defence manufacturer, Point Trading have launched their advanced night vision goggles, 'Night Eyes', at the Land Warfare Conference 2012. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly News Summary

Chinook helicopter A15-201 jettisoning flares as part of Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) CH-47D Chinook electronic warfare self protection trial. Electronic warfare is one of the identified capabilities that could benefit from this program. [Photo:Defence]

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

Movement at the station

Martin Skin is NIOA'S new National Security Manager.

NIOA have announced the senior appointment of Martin Skin in the role of National Security Manager. Premium

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