Defence Week Premium 259 PDF versions

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. Premium

US scrapyard for Manoora and Kanimbla

HMAS MANOORA, off the coast of New South Wales near Sydney. [Photo:Defence]

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. Premium

PICIP to award $9.4 million in its second round

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). Premium

A step closer to Beersheba

The exercise achieved the first use of the Tiger helicopter providing intimate direct fire support with Hellfire missiles, rockets and 30mm cannon in advance of assaulting troops, and a rate of effort from 5 Avn Regt not seen since the early days of Interfet in 1999.

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. Premium

Beersheba's missing maritime concept

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 (LHDs) is noticeably lacking.

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. Premium

Austal Cape Class as next-gen Armidales?

Davies says there’s at least a prima facie case for continuing the build run to produce the Navy’s next generation patrol boats.

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. Premium

Diggerworks report now available

The Diggerworks report.

A study has reinforced how the Department of Defence's Diggerworks initiative has improved the way Australian soldiers are equipped for combat. Premium

SATCOM add-on for combat radios

SlingShot consists of a small frequency convertor and a range of Spectra antennas, which are suitable either for communications on-the-move, on-the-pause, or at-the-halt.

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. Premium

US facility for Ferra Engineering

Ferra Engineering has supplied components for the Boeing P-8A Poseidon.

Ferra Engineering announced at the Paris Air Show it is to open a new facility in the US. Premium

SimTecT early bird discount - book now

Early Bird discount for SimTecT 2013 closes on 30 June 2013. Premium

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Air: Plan Jericho two years on

An A27 Hawk 127 operated by No 76 Squadron participates in a training activity over Lake George in the Australian Capital Territory. Credit: Defence

In essence, the Plan Jericho vision is to develop a future force that is agile and adaptive, fully immersed in the information age and truly joint


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