Defence Week Premium 242 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.242 of 28 February 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. Premium

How close is 'imminent' on Collins programs?

Potential contenders for the Collins submarine communications upgrade under Sea 1439, Phase 5B2 have been told the release of the classified RFT is imminent. [Photo: Defence]

With an ITR released as far back as April 2010, and first pass long since achieved, the many potential contenders for the Collins submarine communications upgrade under Sea 1439, Phase 5B2 may be beginning to wonder just how close imminent is? Premium

Initial Operating Capability for RAAF tanker

Taken from MRTT air to air refuelling [Photo:Nigel Pittaway]

The Government has announced that the KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft has reached Initial Operational Capability. Premium

Special Forces land mobility update

Toyota Tacomas have been used by US Special Forces in Afghanistan.

Land Systems Division is currently preparing for the release of an RFT for the provision of Special Operations Vehicle - Support, under JP2097/1B. Premium

FOC for Vigilare

L-R Air Combat Officers Flight Lieutenant Alesha Whitehead and Flight Lieutenant Robert Vine test out the new installed equipment at Tindals Contolling Unit, with P3 Orion pilot Squadron Leader Anneka Deaton observing. [Photo: Defence]

The Government has announced that the Vigilare Command and Control System has achieved Final Operational Capability. Premium

ABDIU's innovation challenge

As currently structured the CTD program takes proposals from Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 2 through to TRL 4 or 5. The Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation (RPDE) program can advance technologies through to TRL 7.

Late last year the Australian Business Defence Industry Unit wrote to VADM Peter Jones, Chief, Capability Development Group, with a proposal to encourage and promote innovation from defence industry, as a complementary initiative to the CTD program. ABDIU's Graeme Dunk called it the Defence Industry Challenge. Premium

US F-16s replicating threats in the land down under

The US Air Force F-16s are spending three weeks at RAAF Williamtown.

US Air Force F-16s sporting arctic camouflage are spending three weeks at RAAF Williamtown replicating threats posed by opposing forces for Hornet and Super Hornet pilots participating in the RAAF's 32nd Fighter Combat Instructor course. Premium

Lockheed Martin completes digital cockpit for installation on Australian Romeo

The digital cockpit will be installed aboard the first Australian MH-60R anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare helicopters.[Photo:Defence]

Lockheed Martin has completed the 400th Common Cockpit avionics suite for the US Navy's MH-60 Seahawk helicopter program. Premium

HMAS Toowoomba undocks early

HMAS Toowoomba in dock.

Working around the clock in the period leading up to Christmas, the Naval Ship Management achieved three dockings of ANZAC Frigates in quick succession. Premium

DMO exercises option to extend supply terms of King Air 350 fleet

King Air 350 Air Combat Officer Training aircraft on deployment.

DMO Training Aircraft System Program Office recently took up the option to extend the term of supply of eight aircraft King Air 350 fleet at East Sale in Victoria. Premium

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The full version of Defence Week Premium no.241 of 21 February 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here