Defence Week Premium 252 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.252 of 9 May 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Defence White Paper 2013 wash up

The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard presents the details of the 2013 Defence White Paper at Fairbairn Defence Establishment Canberra, on May 3, 2013. [Photo:Defence]

For all that has been written about the new 2013 Defence White Paper since its release last week, there are some highlights to keep in mind on the capability front. Premium

Range and endurance needed for submarine deterrence

The Collins SLEP will require a major project all of its own.

Range and endurance are essential for Australia's submarines to meet the operational requirements dictated by Australia's geography, trade routes and alliance and regional responsibilities. Premium

Release of Group Maintenance contract

“This initiative will provide industry with the predictability and stability it needs to achieve efficiencies, to offer job security to its workforce and to invest in capital infrastructure.”

The Group Maintenance Contract Request for Tender for the Navy's Adelaide Class frigate (FFG) fleet has recently been released. Premium

Expanding the ADF's tactical ISR capabilities

If the NCW Roadmap is to be believed, the first networked battle group should emerge within a year or two.

ADF deployments in Afghanistan have highlighted the dangers and the difficulties of dealing with a seemingly fearless, but hidden enemy. Premium

JORN as evolving ISR capability

Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) Project transmitter site. Adelaide University aims to upgrade the overall performance of the JORN through a performance upgrade of its essential sub-systems. Credit: Defence

While the most common application of Jindalee OTHR's capabilities is in the general detection of air and maritime traffic, the radar also provides other services to the ADF. Premium

Thales celebrates 25 years of munitions

25 years of US propellant exports under Australian Munitions!

Thales has celebrated 25 years of US propellant exports under Australian Munitions and US distributor Hodgdon Powder Company has celebrated a highly successful 25-year partnership at an event at the propellant manufacturing facility in Mulwala, NSW. Premium

New White Paper: No plan, no schedule, no money - Johnston

A guest at the launch of The 2013 Defence White Paper has a quick read. [Photo:Defence]

Shadow Defence Minister David Johnston has said that in spite of the impressive photo opportunities on hand at the 2013 Defence White Paper launch, the document itself is less inspiring. Premium

ASC invests in skills for the future

The apprentices will have the opportunity to work on the maintenance of the Collins Class submarines and the construction of the air warfare destroyers

ASC has recently welcomed 43 new apprentices to its submarine maintenance and shipbuilding business, making its apprenticeship program one of the largest in South Australia. Premium

South Pacific nations agree to new exercise series

Also discussed were regional maritime security challenges including the Pacific Patrol Boat Program.

Chief of the Defence Force, General David Hurley has met with senior military leaders from the South Pacific for the second iteration of the South Pacific Defence Chiefs of Defence Force meeting in Nuku'alofa in Tonga. Premium

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Defence Week Premium 251 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.251 of 2 May 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.