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The full version of Defence Week Premium no.258 of 20 June 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Oshkosh's JLTV demo a Land 121/4 option?

Oshkosh has successfully demonstrated its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes.

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. Premium

Collins ship control upgrade

A Service Life Evaluation Program was undertaken by Defence in 2012 to identify any issues that would prevent the Class from achieving their indicative service life.

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. Premium

Collins full cycle docking reduced to two years

Under the current Collins maintenance cycle, each submarine operates in-service for eight years (including intermediate dockings) followed by a planned three year full cycle docking.

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. Premium

DMO's Land Systems reviewed

The reviews began with a structural review into Land Systems Division, which has responsibility for a number of problem projects, including: Land106, M113 upgrade; Land 112, ASLAV upgrade; Land 144/1 Countermine Capability; Land 134/1– Combat Training Centre – Live Instrumented System; and Land 40/2 Direct Fire Support Weapon – Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launcher.

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. Premium

UK MOD procurement also needs improvement

The Better Defence Acquisition Improving how we procure and support Defence equipment publication.

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. Premium

Capability updates for JP 2044/4A and JP2080/2B.1

The Government has announced capability updates for JP 2044/4A and JP2080/2B.1

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. Premium

ASPI Publications

Something new under the Rising Sun: expanding Australia–Japan defence cooperation.

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. Premium

Movement at the station

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has appointed Brigadier General Yitzhak Gat as the company's new Chairman of its Board of Directors. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

BAE Systems are currently working with their workforce to ensure work processes/investigative actions/results are communicated prior to work proceeding

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

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Defence Week Premium 257 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.257 of 13 June 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.


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