Defence Week Premium 236 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.236 of 17 January 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

AAI's Aerosonde Australia to train Shadow operators

Training will begin in Queensland in April 2013.

Defence Materiel Minister Jason Clare last month announced the signing of a $7.2 million five-year contract to provide Australian-based training for the operators and maintainers of the Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System acquired under JP 129. Premium

ITT Exelis to acquire C4i

C4i provides communications software for air traffic management systems and mobile communications solutions.

ITT Exelis has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Australian C4i Pty Ltd, from the Longreach Group Limited for an enterprise value of approximately USD$16.8 million. Premium

Kraken awarded AquaPix contract by DSTO

The exceptional image quality improves accuracy and increases confidence in decision-making.

Kraken Sonar Systems has been awarded a contract for an AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar system by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Premium

Fifth and last KC-30 tanker accepted

The fifth and last KC-30 multi role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft has been accepted by Defence.

The fifth and last KC-30 multi role tanker transport aircraft has been accepted by Defence at the Airbus Military MRTT facility at Madrid in Spain. Premium

725 Squadron to train Navy's MH-60R operators

816 Squadron will transition to the MH-60R as the operational support squadron.

725 Squadron will form as the operational training squadron, while 816 Squadron, which currently operates the S-70-B2 Seahawk, will transition to the MH-60R as the operational support squadron. Premium

King Air Simulator

The CAE contract will provide over 1,500 simulator hours each year through to the planned withdrawal of the King Air 350 in mid-2018.

CAE Australia is to provide King Air 350 simulator training services in Sale, Victoria where the company will establish a full-flight simulator of the King Air 350 operated by the RAAF and used to train students for low-level tactical fast-jet operations and maritime surveillance operations. Premium

Indra a contender for tactical routers for RAAF controllers?

Indra will provide a ruggedised, encrypted red/black, Tactical Communication Router which will provide interoperability and connectivity to existing communications infrastructure as well as tactical Ground-Ground and Air-Ground-Air voice communications networks. [Photo:Defence]

While Air 5397 ponders the introduction of IP-based air-ground-air communications it appears that the RAAF's Airspace Controller teams are to receive tactical communications routers with VoIP capability from Indra of Spain under a recent contract signed with the CoA. Premium

New space challenge for BAE Systems and DSTO

The CubeSat bodies are just 300x100x100mm and are fitted with small deployable solar panels.

BAE Systems and industry partners have designed, manufactured and tested hardware and software for a space-qualified GPS receiver. Premium

RPC recipient of Engineers Australia Engineering Excellence Award in Canberra

Left to Right – Darren Burrowes (ATSA), Michael Urch (EET), Tony Caristo (RPC), Pierre Gouhier (RPC) and Ray Hope (e3K)

RPC has been awarded the prestigious Engineering Excellence Award at the Engineers Australia National Engineering Excellence awards night held in Canberra on November 20, 2012. Premium

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