Defence Week Premium 254 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.254 of 23 May 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Defence Trade Treaty in force

Information on the implementation of the Treaty is available on the Defence website. [Photo:Defence]

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and the US Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Jeffrey Bleich, have exchanged diplomatic notes to bring the Australia - US Defence Trade Cooperation Treaty into force. Premium

CEA Technologies to develop high power PAR

The Anzac class frigate HMAS Perth. [Photo:Defence]

Defence has released a Request for Tender to CEA Technologies for the development of a High Power Phased Array Radar concept demonstrator. Premium

BAMS at last with MQ-4C Triton?

BAMS above water.

As outlined in the 2013 Defence White Paper the government intends to replace the AP-3C fleet with P-8A Poseidon aircraft, complemented by unmanned aircraft capable of undertaking broad area maritime surveillance and fleet overwatch. Premium

Qantas Defence Services for sale

Qantas Airways is looking for a buyers for its defence services division.

Reports that Qantas Airways is looking for a buyers for its defence services division, which is expected to generate between $80 million and $100 million, with Boeing Australia, BAE Systems Australia and Northrop Grumman as possible targets, suggests some interesting possibilities. Premium

Plan Beersheba takes shape

Under Plan Beersheba, each brigade will include two infantry battalions, an artillery regiment, a combat engineer regiment, a combat service support battalion, a combat signals regiment and an armoured cavalry regiment (ACR).

The introduction of armour to each of the Army's three multirole combat brigades will be one of the service's most important and most obvious changes over the next five years. Premium

Chinook crashworthy seats pass major milestone

Two CH-47 Chinooks take off on a mission. [Photo:Defence]

Griffon Defense Systems (GDS) has successfully completed the crash testing of the Australian Defence Forces award-winning crashworthy CH-47 troop seat. Premium

Lithgow Arms showcases new rifle

Each military grade steel barrel will be cold forged, manufactured on the same machine at Lithgow that makes barrels for the ADF’s Austeyr rifles and ensures their outstanding accuracy – the only such machine in the southern hemisphere.

Lithgow Arms is showcasing a prototype of the first new civilian rifle to be designed and built in Lithgow for over 40 years, which will be the only mass-produced rifle currently made in Australia. Premium

Victorian defence capabilities on show

Victorian companies have secured 75 per cent of all the Joint Strike Fighter work currently awarded in Australia.

Victoria's advanced manufacturing strengths in defence, aerospace and automotive will be on show during a trade mission to the US led by Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett and supported by the Chair of the Defence Council Victoria, Ric Smith AO PSM. Premium

Land Environmental Working Group

This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss the latest updates with regard to DCP projects.

The next meeting of the Land Environmental Working Group (LEWG) will be held on 21 June 2013 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. Premium

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