08 Aug 2013
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.265 of 8 August 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
The long awaited RFT for Air 5428, the Fixed Wing Pilot Training Systems was finally released on Friday August 2, closing February 17, 2014.
Raytheon Australia, teamed with BAE Systems Australia and Hawker Beechcraft, put up its collective hand as far back as December 2010 for the Pilot Training System requirement.
When originally proposed the intent of the Ascent prohram under the Lockheed Martin/Babcock team was to partner with the UK Ministry of Defence and begin supporting Advanced Jet Training operations.
Relevant to the Lead In Fighter Training requirements of the upcoming Air 5428 Pilot training System has been the upgrade of the RAAF's 33 Hawk 127, which Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced last year would be upgraded to a configuration based on the so-called new generation T2 model Hawk 128 flown by the UK Royal Air Force.
Issued by Airservices Australia on June 28, the RFT for the Airservices Australia and the RAAF requirement for a Civil Military Air Traffic Management System/Air 5431, also known as oneSKY AUSTRALIA, has attracted very wide interest with companies such as ITT Exelis, Lockheed Martin Australia and the incumbent TAAATS provider, Thales Australia, putting up their hands.
Sentient and CarteNav Solutions have announced that both Kestrel Land MTI and Kestrel Maritime automated target detection capabilities have been selected by CarteNav to enhance its AIMS-HD MMD and SMS, addressing urgent operational requirements in Latin America.
Questacon is giving students a glimpse into working in space through the launch of Mission Astronautica.
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07 Aug 2013
Japan has unveiled its biggest warship since World War II, a $1.2 billion helicopter carrier aimed at defending territorial claims, drawing criticism from regional rival China which accused its neighbour of "constant" military expansion.
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.264 of 1 August 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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