Fourth warship vital - what about more?

A computer generated image of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). The project will deliver three world-class ships and their support systems to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). [Image:Defence]

It is reported that Kokoda Foundation's Ross Babbage has urged the Defence Minister Stephen Smith to commit up to $1.8 billion to build a fourth Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyer to bolster this country's defences against 'the growing threat of a North Korean ICBM attack against this country'. Premium

More AIC plans released

NSM (Aust) will provide ship repair and maintenance services for the eight Royal Australian Navy ANZAC Class frigates over the next five years under the ANZAC Group Maintenance Contract (GMC).

Australian industry has more insight into expected opportunities within major Defence capability contracts, following the release of the first Australian Industry Capability Plans. In late February a further three AIC plans were released publicly. Premium

MIL-S- 901D Shock Test System available again

MIL-S-901D is available again to the defence industry.

Vipac Engineers and Scientists has announced the MIL-S-901D medium weight test capability acquired as part of the former ADI test Laboratories is available again to the defence industry. Premium

ABDIU's abridged report on DMO contract trends

The ABDIU sourced data on contracts placed by the DMO from the Austender website.

In late 2012 the Australian Business Defence Industry Unit sourced data on contracts placed by the DMO from the Austender website with the intention of analysing the data to discern any apparent trends. Premium

Aviation Australia and Hawker Pacific formalise training partnership

The program is intended to provide advanced practical expertise to Aviation Maintenance Engineering.

Aviation Australia and Hawker Pacific have signed an agreement to formalise their previous Memorandum of Understanding for a specialised training program in Cairns.

Australian innovators recognised at Avalon2013

BAE Systems Australia, General Dynamics Mediaware, Tricon Defence Pty Limited, Luke Vandewater, DSTO and TAE Gas Turbines Pty Limited.

Five Australian innovators have been presented with the inaugural Aerospace Australia Industry Innovation Awards at Avalon2013. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A F/A-18 Hornet flying with one 2000lb Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) "Smart Bomb". [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

James Fisher and Sons acquires Divex

The Deep Search and Rescue (DSAR) Class submarine rescue vehicle is the latest submersible from James Fisher Defence.

James Fisher and Sons plc has purchased Divex Limited for an initial consideration of 20 million pounds in cash plus a further maximum additional consideration of 13 million pounds linked to future profitability targets.

Rheinmetall wins in Europe

This order is worth €84 million and encompasses equipment for 60 infantry sections.

Rheinmetall has formally transferred its new IdZ-ES future soldier system to the German Bundeswehr. Premium

MDA may work with US Navy on Railgun project

The US are starting to understand and analyse the railgun in terms of what that could mean for a terminal defence capability

The MDA is involved with US Navy development of high-powered lasers and may become more involved in the electromagnetic railgun project as it tries to add more sophisticated ballistic missile defence capabilities to ships with a finite amount of space on board. Premium

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News: HERO helicopter safety device wins award

An Australian-developed survivability aid for helicopter crews and occupants has won the 2013 Defence Industry SME Innovation Grant award. [Photo:Defence]

Sydney-based defence equipment design specialist Tricon Defence Pty Ltd has won the inaugural Aerospace Australia Limited Defence Industry SME Innovation Grant for 2013.