07 Feb 2013
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.
06 Feb 2013
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.
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.
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.
Scott Wilson has won the Tectonica Australia Got a Great App Idea competition.
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For the first time, the UK Government has set out what it terms a fully-funded Defence Equipment Plan totalling almost 160 billion pounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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