04 Jul 2013
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.260 of 4 July 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
03 Jul 2013
The final keel block for the future Air Warfare Destroyer, Hobart, has been successfully lifted into place by the AWD Alliance in Adelaide.
The past week in politics has been turbulent to say the least. Both Defence stalwarts on the Labor side of the house, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and former Defence Materiel Minister Greg Combet, will not be standing at the next election.
In a statement to Parliament last week Defence Minister Stephen Smith described the general purpose and functions of the Australian-based defence facilities operated jointly with the US, and the Full Knowledge and Concurrence principles under which they operate.
The US Navy's Lockheed Martin-built second mobile user objective system (MUOS) satellite is due for launch aboard the Atlas V launch vehicle July 19, 2013.
Watpac Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded the head contract for Defence's Base Infrastructure Works project.
While the US Army and the USMC bicker over the future of the JLTV program, further to our June 20 report on Oshkosh's JLTV demo, we now learn that of the two other JLTV EMD phase contenders, AM General has completed integration trials while Lockheed Martin has completed production of their final vehicle for the US Army and Marine Corps' multi-billion dollar JLTV program.
Supacat has signed a MoU with Navistar Defence to deliver collaborative future support to the UK Ministry of Defence's protected mobility vehicle fleet at the recent Defence Vehicle Dynamics 2013 exhibition in Bedford, UK.
The AIDN National Committee met late last month to discuss concerns for the future prospects of the Australian defence industry.
The CSIRO and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), have signed a Strategic Relationship Agreement aimed at high-impact research priorities.
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.
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