Defence Week Premium 256 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.256 of 6 June 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Australia signs Arms Trade Treaty

Defence Materiel Minister Dr Mike Kelly signing the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty.

Australia is among the 67 countries which have signed the UN's Arms Trade Treaty aimed at regulating the global trade in conventional weapons - from tanks, warships and combat aircraft, to assault rifles and their ammunition. Premium

Navantia S-80 submarine needs lapband

S-80 is Spain’s first submarine design and is of interest to Australia.

The US Navy has hired Electric Boat as contractor for a $14m FMS agreement with the Spanish Ministry of Defence, to provide technical assistance and review the S-80 Submarine project for almost three years. Premium

UAVs: Shadowy news and notes

The troops, from 20 STA Regt in Brisbane flew the Shadow 200 UAV in support of soldiers on the ground.

Last month Australian soldiers from the Shadow UAV Group 2 completed their eight-month rotation in Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, logging about 3400 hours of flight in support of ISAF operations. Premium

Second trilateral defence meeting for Australia, Japan and the US

This was the second meeting of its kind among the three nations’ top defence officials.

Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith, Japanese Minister of Defence Itsunori Onodera, and US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel held trilateral defence ministerial talks in Singapore June 1 on the margins of the International Institute of Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue. Premium

Defence and local industry benefit from University collaboration

The Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC) and the University College London (UCL) are now Affiliate Partners

The Defence Systems Innovation Centre (DSIC) has welcomed the University College London (UCL) as an Affiliate Partner. Premium

Exercise Bell Buoy 13 a success for NZ

The exercise was an international affair, bringing together a range of military and maritime trade specialists from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Korea, Singapore, UK, US, and one observer from Uruguay.

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has completed hosting an International Maritime Trade Protection exercise involving participants from 10 nations. Premium

Safeskies date announced

The 2013 conference has as its theme ‘People and Technology’.

The 2013 Safeskies conference is to be held at the Hotel Realm Canberra on 16th and 17th October 2013. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

Navy Squirrels will be replaced under the HATS program.

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit. Premium

US Air Force establishes F-35 IOC target

It is expected that the F-35A Lightning II will achieve initial operation capability (IOC) in December 2016.

The US Air Force expects to declare F-35A Lightning II initial operation capability in December 2016. Premium

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Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.

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