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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. Premium

Out at last: Air 5428 Pilot Training RFT

Under the tender the Commonwealth is seeking an outcome that will provide the country with a new tri-service fixed wing Pilot Training System (PTS).

The long awaited RFT for Air 5428, the Fixed Wing Pilot Training Systems was finally released on Friday August 2, closing February 17, 2014. Premium

Big guns aim for Air 5428

Their solution was centred on the Hawker Beechcraft T-6C, a military trainer supported by advanced simulation and a comprehensive training system architecture.

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. Premium

UK Military Flying Training System

Other training capabilities would then be added incrementally, until the agreement became a full service operation that covered airfields, simulators, aircraft, fuel, and instructors while providing all aspects of pilot and rear crew specialisations.

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. Premium

Hawk 127 upgrade disappoints

Hawk 128 capabilities over that of the upgraded Hawk 127 include more power - the Hawk 128 has the uprated Adour 951 turbofan engine with 6500 lb thrust, compared with the 127's Adour 871 rated at 5845 lb thrust.

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. Premium

Bidders jostle for combined Defence/Civil ATM requirement

The teammates joining Lockheed Martin Australia on its oneSKY Australia solution include Australian-based partners Adacel Technologies Limited; Daronmont Technologies; and Frequentis Australasia. In addition, Airbus ProSky with subsidiary, Metron Aviation, will join the team.

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. Premium

Kestrel selected to facilitate target detection requirements in Latin America

Integrating critical MTI detections with the tactical operating picture provides mission commanders, both in the air and on the ground, with actionable intelligence as needed.

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. Premium

Questacon launches students on zero-gravity journey of discovery

Around 150 students from eight schools in five Australian states will participate in the project.

Questacon is giving students a glimpse into working in space through the launch of Mission Astronautica. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

Thales is looking for suppliers who can work in close partnership with the company in order to meet very specific quality, cost and technical requirements.

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

Japan unveils biggest warship since WWII

The vessel is 248-metre (810-feet) in length

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. Premium

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Defence Week Premium 264 PDF versions

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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