Defence Week Premium 231 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.231 of 15 November 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

More Spanish designs for RAN?

The SPS Cantabria will be deployed to Australia from mid-February until November 2013.

While deployed to Australia for most of next year, the Spanish Armada Ship SPS Cantabria will be evaluated as a possible contender for the RAN's next fleet support capability. Premium

AWD platform training simulator taking shape

All equipment will be installed in the Maritime Skills Centre by March with software delivery, acceptance testing and commissioning planned for October 2013.

With work started on the Hobart class destroyers in Adelaide, support equipment such as the IPMS training simulator is also taking shape with factory acceptance tests for the training simulator taking place in July and September at Cartagena, Spain. Premium

Thales to update Collins sonar

The contract will involve replacing obsolescent electronic components to improve reliability and help to reduce space, weight and power requirements.

Thales has been awarded a $22.2 million contract to update sonar equipment for the Royal Australian Navy's Collins Class submarines. Premium

IOC for MRTT tankers getting close

Having operated the KC-30A for just over 12 months, 33 SQN has checked through the requirements for IOC.

Initial operational capability (IOC) is nearing for the Air Force's fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transports. Premium

So how fares the Army's ASLAV upgrade?

The ASLAV Surveillance Project will provide an integrated sensor-based surveillance capability for ASLAV Surveillance variants operated in the Australian Army's Cavalry units.

Upgrading the Australian Army's ASLAVs has not gone quite as smoothly as hoped. Premium

TAE wins Manufacturing Logistics Award

TAE’s manufacturing capability is centred upon its production of aluminium vacuum brazed components, such as the liquid cooled electronics enclosures it is currently delivering for the F-35 JSF aircraft.

TAE has been awarded the Manufacturing Logistics Award at the Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly News Summary

ACOTS in operational use aboard King Air B350 training aircraft, with simulated radar imagery displayed.

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

Protection adds weight to US Ground Combat Vehicle

The report states that many of the developmental hurdles facing the program stem from the service's required level of protection, which has driven the weight of the vehicle to rival that of the Abrams tank.

The Congressional Budget Office has released a report highlighting a variety of challenges facing the Ground Combat Vehicle program - singling out the nascent technology associated with active protection systems. Premium

Italian NH90s fully operational in Afghanistan

The helicopters are now operating under Task Force Fenice.

Italy's Task Unit Nemo has quietly assumed full operating capability with the NH90 helicopter in Afghanistan. Premium

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