Defence Week Premium 250 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.250 of 26 April 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

BAE Systems opens LHD training facility

(Left) Director of Maritime Services BAE Bill Saltzer, and the Hon Dr. Mike Kelly AM MP Minister for Defence Materiel, shake hands after officially opening the new Landing Helicopter Dock Training Facility in Mascot, Sydney. [Photo:Defence]

BAE Systems Australia, prime contractor for the Navy's Landing Helicopter Dock ship program opened a state of the art training facility in Sydney on April 24. Premium

ADF joins US space surveillance program

Back in 2010, Australia and the United States signed an SSA Partnership Statement of Principles that recognises the importance of SSA to protect national interests, and support global peace and security.

The growing dependence on space systems within the ADF, the increasing number of foreign space systems, and the rapidly increasing amount of space debris, constitute a growing vulnerability to operations. Premium

Field trial for Beersheba model

Each new brigade will have specialist mounted and dismounted combat capabilities.

While some pundits have criticised Plan Beersheba's multi-role combat brigades force structure, the Army is undertaking a field trial of the proposed armoured cavalry regiment design and the future concept of employment for the multi-role combat brigades to be adopted by 1 Bde, 3 Bde and 7 Bde. Premium

Successful radio tests using MUOS

Using the final version of the MUOS waveform, the two-channel PRC-155 Manpack radio successfully transmitted voice and data communications to the orbiting MUOS satellite.

General Dynamics C4 Systems has announced that two of their AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios have successfully completed secure radio-to-radio voice and data communications tests through the network, as part of a MUOS end-to-end system test. Premium

JSF model to study electromagnetic effects

Nick Champion MP Federal Member for Wakefield, and The Hon Warren Snowdon MP Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (L-R), with members of Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Edinburgh staff during their visit to DSTO. [Photo:Defence]

Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon has unveiled a full-scale model of the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter which the Defence Science and Technology Organisation will use to study the effects of electromagnetic compatibility and interference on the aircraft. Premium

Micreo receives production order of Airborne Optical Links

Current systems compensate for amplitude and phase imbalances in the link with equalizers and attenuators, resulting in the practice of desensitizing all the receivers to compensate for the path with the highest loss.

Micreo Limited has received the first production order from a leading defence prime contractor for wideband Microwave Optical Links for deployment in an airborne rugged environment. Premium

Telstra wins $1.1 billion Defence contract

The agreement represents the largest customer undertaking in Telstra’s history and will support military operations at home and abroad.

Defence has signed a $1.1 billion contract with Telstra for the provision of telecommunications services. Premium

GSC training opportunity

The course provides an opportunity to engage with experienced System Engineers.

Raytheon Australia has secured a limited number of placements on the Raytheon Principles of System Engineering Course. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

The forward deployed Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) fires its Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS) during a weapons test while underway. [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

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Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.