Defence Week Premium 253 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.253 of 16 May 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Defence Budget in a nutshell

The total value of projects proposed to be considered by Government in 2013-14 for progressing amounts to up to $20 billion. [Photo:Defence]

The Budget's capability activities in 2013-14 will include further consideration of Australia's Air Combat Capability, P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, land mobility, future armoured vehicles, afloat support vessels, communications and interoperability capabilities, intelligence and surveillance systems, electronic warfare, space and cyber. Premium

Satcom terminal contract for L-3 (finally)

Expanding the use of the WGS system through the introduction of medium sized terminals for land forces will allow earlier use of enhanced satellite communications services in Australia.

Following the widely reported selection last year of L-3 for the supply of medium-size WGS capable satellite terminals under JP 2008 Phase 3H, it has been announced that Defence has finally signed two multi-million dollar contracts with L-3 Oceania. Premium

LM gearing up for Sea 1439?

In announcing Rod Drury's recent space systems appointment, Lockheed Martin Australia's CEO Raydon Gates noted that LMCO has an established portfolio of military satellite platforms and services including the AEHF and MUOS satellite-based communications systems. Premium

JLTV testing delays

Locally developed Thales Hawkei PMV-L.

While we suspect that the JLTV option under Land 121 Phase 4 for 1300 Protected Mobility Vehicles Light is wearing somewhat thin under pressure from the locally-developed Thales Hawkei PMV-L, it may be worth reporting that automatic spending cuts triggered by US DOD sequestration are poised to delay testing of the US Army-Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle by three to four months. Premium

BAE Systems Australia to slash 100 jobs

BAE will reduce their workforce by 100 positions by the end of 2013.

By the end of 2013, BAE Systems Australia will reduce their workforce by 100 positions, primarily in South Australia. Premium

100 not out!

The opening at Eagle Farm. [Photo:David Jones]

Thales CEO Chris Jenkins was joined by Queensland state Treasurer and Minister for Trade Tim Nicholls in opening the new Thales workshop and overhaul facility at Eagle Farm in Brisbane. Premium

Projects of Concern summit

The Collins Class submarines have been on the Projects of Concern list since 2008

Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly has concluded a two-day summit with senior Defence officials and CEOs of defence industry companies that have projects on the Projects of Concern list. Premium

Quickstep proves F-35 capability

Quickstep has quickly proven itself as a supplier of aerospace-grade composite parts.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's largest F-35 Australian supplier - Quickstep Technologies - has demonstrated that its new production facility is equipped and qualified to manufacture and deliver quality composite parts for the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter centre fuselage produced by Northrop Grumman. Premium

Croser takes out prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross

Ian Croser was presented with the prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Award. [Photo:Canberra Times]

Ian Croser of CEA Technologies has been presented with the prestigious ATSE Clunies Ross Awards. Premium

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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.