Defence Week Premium 230 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.230 of 8 November 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

JP2072 delayed again

Under Phase 2B of JP 2072, Defence is embarking on one of its most significant communications acquisition programs which will see replacement of the existing Parakeet trunk communications system by a new Battlefield Telecommunications Network (BTN) with new terrestrial and space bearers, and a Local Area System including telephony and video teleconference capabilities.

The four contenders vying for the next phase of JP2072 no doubt attended the Land Warfare Conference last week with a sense of anticipation, hoping that all their tender work that they slaved over last Christmas would pay off. Premium

Finmeccanica joins Aussie supply chain program

Finmeccanica has entered into the Australian Global Supply Chain program following the signing of a deed by the Australian Minister for Defence Materiel, Jason Clare, at the Land Warfare Conference in Melbourne.

Finmeccanica has been added to the Australian Global Supply Chain program aimed at spurring international contracts for local industry. Premium

Rheinmetall aquires Sydac

Rheinmetall Simulation Australia has entered into an agreement with Sydac Pty Ltd to acquire its defence business. [Photo: Rheinmetall AG]

Rheinmetall Simulation Australia has acquired the defence operations of Sydac Pty Ltd, the company announced at the Land Warfare Conference last week. Premium

SPY radar for first Destroyer arrives from US

The SPY radar is readily recognisable by the four octagonal-shaped array faces that are located on the mast of the ship.

The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance has taken delivery of all SPY radar array faces that will be installed on the first destroyer, Hobart. Premium

High interest in JSF sustainment opportunities

More than 160 companies, including Australian firms, have registered interest in the Joint Strike Fighter program's life-cycle sustainment opportunities.

More than 160 companies, including Australian firms, have registered interest in the Joint Strike Fighter program's life-cycle sustainment opportunities, in response to the US Government's plans to compete this work. Premium

Defence Trade Controls Bill passed

The Bill implements the Australia-US Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty and strengthens Australia’s export controls to bring them into line with international best practice.

The government says Australia's Defence Industry will be better placed to trade with the US in Defence goods, services and technology with the passage through Parliament recently of the Defence Trade Controls Bill. Premium

Universities concerns alleviated?

Universities Australia welcomed the outcomes of the Chief Scientist’s roundtable, which are reflected in the Bill and include: a two year transition period; the appointment of a Steering Group chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist; and a Pilot Program to monitor the effects of strengthened export controls.

The Australian government says it will work closely with University and research sectors to ensure the effective implementation of the strengthened export controls contained in the Defence Trade Controls Bill. Premium

Smart move by Boeing Defence Australia

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service provided three-day training sessions for 12 BDA helicopter instructors on its EC135 aircraft.

Flight instructors from Boeing subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia recently traded their training posts at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre for Gold Coast beach patrols as part of a unique arrangement between BDA and Surf Life Saving Queensland. Premium

Interested in military history books? One-day sale in Brisbane

Topics include: 19th century warfare; World War I; World War II; Korea; Vietnam and contemporary conflicts. Books are in mostly ‘as new’ condition.

ADM Managing Editor Judy Hinz and husband Peter Masters (ADM's Books of Interest editor for nearly 20 years) are selling off their military history books in a one day sale in Brisbane. Premium

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