03 Apr 2013
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AIR 5276 has been around for a long time. It started life as the P-3C Refurbishment project which, following an initial project definition study, saw the 18-strong fleet of maritime patrol aircraft then undergo a major upgrade, including new avionics and sensor suites, emerging (somewhat tardily) as the AP-3C weapon system.
As recently reported in ADM's Defence Week, Army Chief LTGEN David Morrison, has declared in no uncertain terms that the Army is in great shape but needs a return to what he termed "appropriate funding".
ITT Exelis has been awarded a contract valued at more than $102 million to provide the Electronic Support Measures (ESM) suite for the RAN's Anzac frigates and the Canberra class LHD ships.
Transfield Services has secured an early services agreement with the ADF for the supply of land materiel maintenance services.
Spanish Armada ship ESPS Cantabria has berthed at Techport in Adelaide for an Easter port visit.
Lockheed Martin has appointed three new members to its Lockheed Martin Australia board of directors.
Two Australian Special Forces soldiers were wounded when an improvised explosive device detonated during a dismounted clearance patrol in Helmand province, Sunday 31 March 2013.
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The German Ministry of Defence has signed a memorandum of understanding with Eurocopter March 15 to reduce its orders of utility and combat helicopters, in line with the on-going reform of the German armed forces.
HSV 2 Swift, the high speed vessel which has been in service with the US Navy - Military Sealift Command, over the past decade, returns to Hobart.
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