02 May 2013
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01 May 2013
While the timing may seem strange - an award for contributions to a tear down manual for an aircraft long gone from RAAF service - it appears that the work performed by DSTO engineers John Boyce and Kevin Watters will help all TTCP member countries justify, plan, cost and undertake aircraft structural teardown programs in future.
Selex ES has partnered with BAE Systems in a bid to replace radar surveillance sensors for Australia's Defence Air Traffic Control.
A prototype bomb disposal system providing operators with a realistic 'grasp and feel' of remote objects could become an important force protection capability for Australian troops during operations.
Despite the RFT for the Collins communications upgrade project under Sea 1439 being flagged as 'imminent' contenders for this important project have now been informed that the project has been further delayed.
The first shipset of parts from BAE Systems advanced manufacturing facility at Edinburgh Parks was delivered to Marand's F-35 vertical tail fin assembly line in Victoria today.
The Australian guided missile frigate HMAS Sydney has successfully completed a replenishment at sea with the Spanish tanker ESPS Cantabria off the coast of Cairns, while on passage to Japan, where the Australian warship will embed with the US Navy's 7th Fleet.
Dr Mike Kelly, Minister for Defence Materiel, Michelle Rowland, Greenway MP and Ed Husic, Federal Member for Chifley have recently visited the Seven Hills RPC factory.
Upgrading access to Holsworthy Barracks as part of the $870 million Moorebank Units Relocation (MUR) Project has begun.
While the 'strategic mafia' wring their hands over the decline in defence capability and a force structure perennially unsuited to the unknown, we were struck by an article in a recent issue of the Australian Army Journal describing how the German Army was transformed from its impoverished state at the end of World War 1 to its brilliance in World War 2.
A Defence spokesperson has responded to ADM questions regarding the outcome of propulsion pod trials conducted on LHD HMAS Canberra recently.
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