Defence Week Premium 237 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.237 of 24 January 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

PM announces new Cyber Security Centre

“Importantly, Australia will continue to maintain one of the strongest military capabilities in our region,” Gillard said.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has outlined an updated security statement, Strong and Secure: A Strategy for Australia's National Security in a speech yesterday, January 23. Premium

Draft RFT for pilot training system released

All pilot training will be conducted within Australia with the ADF retaining the military elements of the existing PTS.

With the anticipated release of the RFT proper in the third quarter of this year, Defence has sought comments from industry on the draft RFT for Air 5428 Phase 1, the acquisition and support of a pilot training system (PTS). Premium

More ring mount orders for W&E Platt

Deliveries of the first ring mounts will commence in early 2013.

Local Australian SME W&E Platt has been awarded a contract to supply a large quantity of manually operated ring mounts to the armed forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Premium

AUS-UK defence cooperation treaty signed

L-R United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, The Right Honourable Philip Hammond and Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith exchange documents at the signing of the Treaty for Defence and Security Cooperation. [Photo:Defence]

Last week's Australia-Britain Ministerial talks were prefaced by the signing of a Defence and Security Cooperation Treaty by British Defence Secretary Phil Hammond and Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith. Premium

Defence Bank launches Australian first bank video call centre

Defence Bank CEO Jon Linehan in the bank’s call centre in the Melbourne head office. [Photo: Defence Bank]

As one of Australia's new mutual banks, Defence Bank, is establishing Australia's first video call centre at its Melbourne head office. Premium

Garden Island crane to go

The Hammerhead Crane located at Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney

Defence will conduct a period of public consultation for the proposed removal of the Hammerhead Crane located at Fleet Base East, Garden Island in Sydney, from Monday January 21 to Monday February 18, 2013. Premium

Aussie MAJGEN in US Army Pacific

Australian Major General Burr.

A 'flying V' ceremony was held in honour of Australian Major General Richard Burr, who is serving a two-year appointment as Deputy Commanding General - Operations, US Army Pacific. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

AHL and RFDS aircraft [Photo: Zakazukha]

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

Shadow engine replacements

The Shadow uses a 40-horsepower rotary (Wankel) engine that works with the constraints of high performance, high stress and weight issues. [Photo:Defence]

The US Army has selected five companies' engines to evaluate as possible replacements for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system's current engine, with two vendors slated to be picked for technology development later this year, a service spokesman said last week. Premium

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News: Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.