17 Jan 2013
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16 Jan 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.
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.
Kraken Sonar Systems has been awarded a contract for an AquaPix Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Sonar system by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAE Systems and industry partners have designed, manufactured and tested hardware and software for a space-qualified GPS receiver.
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.
The Deputy Secretary of the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) spoke at ADM's recent Defence Estate and Base Services Summit.
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