19 Jun 2013
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Oshkosh Defense says that it has successfully demonstrated its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes at an event hosted by the US JLTV Joint Program Office in Quantico, VA.
The government has announced further initiatives to both maintain the capability of the Collins Class submarine fleet and further improve the submarines' maintenance, sustainment and availability.
The government also announced a major reform in the maintenance of the Collins Class submarine fleet, to improve submarine availability across the fleet of six submarines by reducing the planned full cycle docking period for each submarine from three years to two years.
The review into Land System Division is the first of a series of reviews into the structure and functions of the Divisions within DMO which manage capability projects to establish the optimal structure for these Divisions to drive improved performance, accountability and reporting in relation to projects.
It seems that the DMO is not alone in its procurement and project management difficulties that have necessitated reviews, such as the foregoing on Ernst & Young's review of the DMO's Land Systems Division.
The Government has provided Combined Pass approval for Joint Project 2044 Phase 4A to upgrade and enhance the Defence's digital topographical systems to strengthen interoperability with our allies and deliver enhanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability to the Australian Defence Force.
The following ASPI papers were released earlier this week: Enter the Cyber Dragon: Understanding Chinese intelligence agencies' cyber capabilities and Something new under the Rising Sun: expanding Australia-Japan defence cooperation.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has appointed Brigadier General Yitzhak Gat as the company's new Chairman of its Board of Directors.
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