Defence Week Premium 239 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.239 of 7 February 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Welcome Kelly, farewell Clare

Dr Mike Kelly AM was appointed Minister for Defence Materiel. [Photo:Defence]

February 4, 2013 Dr Mike Kelly AM, Member for Eden Monaro, was appointed Minister for Defence Materiel, replacing Jason Clare, now Cabinet Secretary and continuing as Minister for Home Affairs and Justice, who has twice served as Defence Materiel Minister. Premium

New Zealand still considering ex-Aussie Super Seasprites

The first RNZN SH-2G was delivered in mid-2001 and the last was delivered February 2003.

The NZ Ministry of Defence is undertaking a final review of SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters that were previously rejected by the Australian government, in support of a formal bid for the aircraft. Premium

Darwin consultation: Rotational deployment of US Marines

This week public forums were held in Darwin as part of the consultations on the Social and Economic Assessments of the impacts associated with the proposed rotational deployment of 1100 US Marines to northern Australia in 2014. Premium

Got a great app idea winner

CAPT Scott Wilson is the winner of the Tectonica Australia Got a Great App Idea competition.

Scott Wilson has won the Tectonica Australia Got a Great App Idea competition. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

In particular, provisions relating to record-keeping and Australian community member employee requirements have been simplified.

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

UK's Defence Equipment Plan

A$8.1 billion to be spent on helicopters, including Chinook, Apache, Puma and Wildcat.

For the first time, the UK Government has set out what it terms a fully-funded Defence Equipment Plan totalling almost 160 billion pounds. Premium

US Navy establishes first BAMS Patrol Squadron

With a range of 2,000 nautical miles, the Triton has many of the same performance characteristics as its cousin, the RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned drone, which is flown by the US Air Force.

The Chief of Naval Operations has recently issued a formal directive which establishes the first of two US Navy MQ-4C Triton unmanned drone patrol squadrons. Premium

Will we see USN Tritons here?

Existing plans call for the new Boeing P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol/Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft to be deployed as a replacement for the Navy’s venerable Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft.

As part of the US' "pivot" to the Asia-Pacific region, the US Navy is working towards reinforcing its maritime surveillance capability in the Pacific Ocean arena. Premium

USN buys Knifefish-variant AUV

The NRL will use the vehicle to support the development of low-frequency broadband (LFBB) payload technology and facilitate basic and applied research in other areas of undersea warfare.

Janes reports that Bluefin Robotics is to supply a variant of its Knifefish heavyweight autonomous underwater vehicle to the US Navy's Naval Research Laboratory. Premium

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News: 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.