Defence Week Premium 233 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.233 of 29 November 2012 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

Australia links with Canada on joint fires support

The Battlelab capability at Enoggera will support training, exercises and experimentation and which will enable the ADF to examine and test new socio-technical configurations for conducting Joint Fires enabled by digital systems.

Canada has developed a Joint Fire Support (JFS) system partnership with Australia with Australia establishing a Joint Fires Battlelab capability at Enoggera. Premium

LM2500 turbine for third AWD arrives

Two LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines have been delivered to ASC.

GE Marine has delivered two LM2500 marine aeroderivative gas turbines to ASC, in support of the Royal Australian Navy's third Hobart-class Air Warfare Destroyer, HMAS Sydney. Premium

Women in combat

The opening of all roles within the ADF is a step closer with Army about to complete its Physical Employment Standards Project review of all employment categories.

In April 2011, the Government announced that Defence would open up all roles in the ADF to women, including combat roles, on the basis that determination for suitability for roles in the ADF is to be based on physical and intellectual ability, not gender. Premium

DSTO looking for IT support

The agency has asked for an outsourced contractor to provide an end-to-end help desk service, including staff coaching and continuous process improvement activities under a 12-month agreement.

Defence Science and Technology Organisation has issued a tender for a help desk contractor to support around 2,500 researchers spread over seven sites across Australia. Premium

Defence's ICT upgrade

The agreement will see Oracle provide the DoD with department-wide, unlimited use of more than 200 software products.

Defence has selected Cloud and datacentre hardware and software vendor, Oracle, to upgrade its ICT infrastructure. Premium

DSD offers BYOD advice

DSD has published two sets of guidelines for government agencies contemplating a bring your own device regime.

The Defence Signals Directorate has published two sets of guidelines for Australian government agencies contemplating a bring your own device (BYOD) regime. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

The Pilatus PC-21 training suite is already in operation with the Singaporean, Swiss and United Arab Emirates Air Force and on order by the Qatar and Saudi-Arabian Air Forces. [Photo:Pilatus]

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USN's second BAMS UAS

The MQ-4C BAMS UAS will provide constant surveillance for the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) to carry out littoral missions.

The US Navy and Northrop Grumman are jointly conducting ground testing of second MQ-4C broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system in preparation for its first flight. Premium

US Marine Corps 1st operational JSF squadron

The F-35B aircraft, equipped with the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem, provide short take off and vertical landing, or STOVL, capability.

The US Marine Corps has stood-up its first operational squadron of F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. Premium

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