Defence Week Premium 247 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.247 of 4 April 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Will P-8A Poseidon match AP-3C's enhanced capabilities?

A United States Navy Poseidon P-8 aircraft on the flight line at RAAF Edinburgh with the aircraft it will replace the P3 Orion.

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. Premium

Morrison's go-ahead Army

Almost a year ago, addressing the Sydney Institute on the Army after Afghanistan*, he gave more breadth to where the Australian Army is headed, noting that he had assumed command of the Australian Army at a challenging time.

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". Premium

ITT Exelis to provide ESM for ANZAC and LHD

The suite will be for the Anzac frigates and the Canberra class LHD ships.

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. Premium

Transfield Services gains new preferred contract for ADF

The new contract is expected to be awarded before the end of June.

Transfield Services has secured an early services agreement with the ADF for the supply of land materiel maintenance services. Premium

Spanish Combat Support Ship arrives in South Australia

Cantabria is currently operating with the Royal Australian Navy whilst on deployment to Australia in 2013

Spanish Armada ship ESPS Cantabria has berthed at Techport in Adelaide for an Easter port visit. Premium

New appointments at Lockheed Martin Australia

Lockheed Martin Australia has appointed three new members to its board of directors.

Lockheed Martin has appointed three new members to its Lockheed Martin Australia board of directors. Premium

Soldiers wounded in Helmand province

The wounded soldiers received immediate first aid at the site.

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. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

The mast for Hobart had been delivered.

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

Germany reduces NH90 and Tiger deliveries

Eurocopter EC 665 Tiger combat helicopters will be reduced from 80 to 57.

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. Premium

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News: HSV 2 Swift returns to Hobart

The Swift will be refitted in Hobart for sale or charter.

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.