27 Jun 2013
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.259 of 27 June 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
26 Jun 2013
Following the release of an RFT offering the Royal Australian Navy's decommissioned ships HMAS Manoora and HMAS Kanimbla for sale in June last year, the Government has announced that contract negotiations with the preferred purchaser were completed by May this year with a disposal contract signed on 20 May 2013.
Five Australian defence companies will be offered a total of $9.4 million in funding through the second round of the Priority Industry Capability Innovation Program (PICIP).
Soldiers from 1RAR and 2RAR were exposed to the power and mobility of the new multi-role combat brigade formation in the combined arms training activity led by 3 Bde held in Townsville from May 9 to June 1.
While the previous article describes combines arms training activities within the context of the Army's multi role combat brigade formation under Plan Beersheba, the role of the land force in a maritime context, particularly in relation to Army's development of an amphibious capability and acquisition of two Landing Helicopter Docks is noticeably lacking.
In a post in ASPI's The Strategist this week, Andrew Davies suggests that business case conditions for rolling production might well exist in the case of the patrol boats.
A study has reinforced how the Department of Defence's Diggerworks initiative has improved the way Australian soldiers are equipped for combat.
SlingShot, an external applique which adds a beyond line-of-sight capability to a conventional combat net radio, is expected to complete its initial round of electromagnetic compatibility trials by the end of this month, according to the Spectra Group.
Ferra Engineering announced at the Paris Air Show it is to open a new facility in the US.
Early Bird discount for SimTecT 2013 closes on 30 June 2013.
The numerous major Defence acquisition projects currently underway in the Air domain are by and large on track to deliver capability against present schedules.
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