Defence Week Premium 255 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.255 of 30 May 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Australia not alone in procurement difficulties

The GMG which has been acquired by Canada

While Australian Defence Magazine's forthcoming July issue will delve into the problems behind the Land 40 Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher acquisition, now an ongoing Project of Concern, it seems this country is not the only one to have faced difficulties in what should have been a straightforward contest between two suppliers. Premium

Government review into MPR

As availability is driven by ‘operational tempos’, the deployment of assets into theatre will mean they are not accessible and schedules may need to be adjusted.

The Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit has released its findings into the value of the latest Major Project Report (MPR) from the DMO and ANAO. Premium

Hawkei test vehicles delivered on schedule

A further two Hawkei vehicles have been delivered to the Defence Materiel Organisation on schedule.

Thales Australia has delivered a further two Hawkei vehicles to the Defence Materiel Organisation on schedule. Premium

Australia, Sweden sign agreement on submarine technology

The agreement gives effect to Australia's rights to use and disclose Swedish Intellectual Property rights for complex submarine design and technology. [Photo:Defence]

Australia and Sweden have reached agreement on transfer of submarine intellectual property as a key step in maintaining existing Collins submarines and building their replacements. Premium

Sir Richard Williams Foundation to contribute to Drones debate

In the future, military and civil air power will include more aircraft with no pilots on board.

The Sir Richard Williams Foundation has announced a series of initiatives intended to contribute to debate on Australia's use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft - more commonly known as drones. Premium

Ambiguous amphibious operations

Dr Davies points out that the two ships the ADF are getting won’t be configured for fixed wing operations, lacking as they do the radar and air control systems necessary.

Posted on ASPI's The Strategist May 28, editor Andrew Davies makes a very telling point regarding amphibious operations when he says that if defence planners are serious about conducting amphibious assault operations using the LCDs, they'd be looking seriously at the option of a naval task group taking along its own air power. Premium

Defence opposes Raymond Terrace development

The consultation was to ensure the future predicted noise exposure, including from the F-35A (Joint Strike Fighter)

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, and the Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown, visited RAAF Base Williamtown and Raymond Terrace to raise concerns about the development of 153 Richardson Road, Raymond Terrace. Premium

CRC-ACS & ACS Australia head office opens

The official opening ceremony.

Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures and Advanced Composite Structures Australia Pty Ltd this week celebrated the official opening of the new head office and facilities. Premium

Report: Industry policy key to manufacturing success

The report was conducted by Deloitte and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

A new report conducted by professional services firm Deloitte and the World Economic Forum underlines the pivotal role that government policies play in driving successful manufacturing sectors. Premium

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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.