10 Apr 2013
While the pros and cons of this country's proposed Future Submarine fleet and its type, number, cost, and whether we will ever be able to find crews for them, is debated exhaustively on The Strategist, other blogs and in the media generally, local websites don't have much to say about their unmanned successors.
Defence is negotiating with preferred tenderer Transfield Services (Australia) regarding the new Land Materiel Maintenance Service (LMMS) contract, a landmark agreement that Defence says will underpin efficiency reforms in the ADF's logistics system.
The Congressional Budget Office, in a new report on alternatives to the Army's Ground Combat Vehicle program, concludes that every option open to the service is less risky and more affordable than the Army's current path.
Australia has offered to sell Indonesia five Lockheed Martin C130 Hercules aircraft at a "bargain" price after discussions between defence ministers.
Australia's Satellite Utilisation Policy was released by the government this week providing certainty and strategic direction for Australian users of satellite technology.
A West Australian company has begun trials of its new airbags designed for defence force helicopters in case they crash into water.
New appointments have been made at Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles and FireEye.
RPC have been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards in three categories.
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The UK Royal Air Force has passed out its first set of specialist unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilots during a ceremony at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, it announced on April 1.
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