Defence Week Premium 238 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.238 of 31 January 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

More dipping sonars from Raytheon

US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks firing a Hell Fire missile. [Photo:Defence}

Raytheon is being awarded a $158 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 48 MH-60R Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems, including associated program management support, by Naval Air Systems Command. Premium

Austal enters partnership with Sembawang Shipyard

The 127m LCS 2 is launched at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. [Photo:Austal]

Austal and Sembawang Shipyard have entered into a strategic partnership to provide market-leading sustainment capability to the US Navy. Premium

Early MUOS benefits for ADF anticipated

The US Army has ordered MUOS field upgrades for GD’s AN/PRC-155 manpack radio. [Photo:General Dynamics]

News that the US Army has ordered MUOS field upgrades for GD's AN/PRC-155 manpack radio to enable it to communicate with the first MUOS satellite brings elements of the ADF's Battlefield Communications System, closer to achieving a 16-fold increase in their secure satellite communications capacity through use of mobile 3G technology. Premium

Accenture completes migration milestone for DCM project

The migration is a key part of the Department’s Strategic Reform Program to consolidate data centres, and its IT environments, in an effort to deliver AUS$1.9 billion in savings over the next decade.

The Department of Defence, in collaboration with Accenture, has successfully completed a major milestone in the migration of the Department's primary data centre to a new facility in Sydney, a core outcome of the Data Centre Migration project. Premium

ADF's first class support in flood crisis

Rising floodwaters in Queensland have forced local health services in the city of Bundaberg to aeromedically evacuate up to 131 patients from a local hospital. To assist this, Air Force has dispatched a pair of C-130J Hercules, carrying aeromedical evacuation personnel from RAAF Bases Richmond and Williamtown, to transport patients to Brisbane. [Photo:Defence]

In response to assistance sought in the rising flood situation in Queensland the ADF has stood up a Joint Task Force 637 under the command of Brigadier Greg Bilton, Commander of 7 Brigade and four Army Black Hawk aircraft and crews from Townsville. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A new Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASCS) will be established in Canberra to boost the country’s ability to protect against cyber-attacks, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced. [Photo:Defence]

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

LCS mission modules meeting requirements

USS Freedom (LCS 1), left, and USS Independence (LCS 2), right, maneuver together during an exercise off the coast of Southern California.

The Littoral Combat Ship's mission packages are marching toward reaching initial operational capability next year and are performing well despite some glitches with individual components that were highlighted in a recent report by the Pentagon's top tester, LCS officials said last week. Premium

First-Spanish assembled NH90 helicopter takes flight

A ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90.

A ceremony was held for the maiden flight of the first NH90 to be assembled by Eurocopter Espana at its facility in Albacete. Premium

Rheinmetall wins order for 700 vehicle fire control units

The sensors will also assure a substantially improved night fighting capability. [Photo:Rheinmetall]

Rheinmetall Group has received a follow-up order to supply some 700 high-performance sensors for an identical number of weapon stations destined for a variety of vehicles that will significantly enhance the self-defence capabilities of numerous different vehicles. Premium

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