Defence Week Premium 268 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.268 of 29 August 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

DMMA to be delayed by Thales

ADM understands that the Domestic Munitions Manufacturing Arrangements (DMMA) program office is looking at a contract extension with current provider Thales Australia. Premium

Helo safety aid gains CASA clearance

HERO fitted to a Black Hawk helicopter for trials. (Photo: Tricon Defence)

Sydney SME Tricon Defence has achieved certification for its HERO helicopter crew-occupant survivability aid by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Premium

Challenges for Rudd's northern naval posture

The Taskforce will provide advice on the timing, proportions and implementation of moving some or all of Fleet Base East to Queensland and Perth and developing, upgrading or expanding Darwin and Broome. [Photo:Defence]

In a speech at the Lowy Institute, the Prime Minister announced that a re-elected government will establish the Future Navy Taskforce. Premium

Countering Counter IED criticism

The technology, which prevents IEDs being detonated by remote control near soldiers and vehicles, has been tested extensively before introduction.

In the war against IEDs, prevention is better than cure. The Counter IED Task Force explains the importance of force protection electronic countermeasures. Premium

More on jammers (with levity)

Jammers were the first use of technology in countering IEDs, through disrupting the triggering system which, initially, was done wirelessly (cellphones, walkie-talkies, key fobs, etc.) Premium

Canada's submarines: opportunities for cooperation with Australia

A dent was found on HMCS Victoria in 2002. [Photo: USN via Wikimedia Commons]

The Royal Canadian Navy's submarine fleet, consisting of four Victoria-class vessels, has been plagued by numerous problems since their acquisition from Great Britain between 2000 and 2004. Premium

Movement at the station: Oxley appoints Australian reps

Mather Roach Consulting has been chosen to represent Oxley in the maritime business market in Australia and NZ.

Oxley Developments UK has appointed Mather Roach Consulting to represent them in the maritime business market in Australia and NZ. Premium

Aussie unmanned aircraft engine reaches new heights

Orbital's "Redback" engine shown in the SUAS it manufactured for AAI Textron

Perth-based Orbital Corporation has won a third strategic contract from a US-based customer to develop and manufacture a new unique Heavy Fuel Engine for a specific small unmanned aircraft system application. Premium

SeeTrack upgrade for NZ

The Royal New Zealand Navy has chosen to purchase three upgraded seats of SeeTrack Military from SeeByte. Premium

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Innovation: Fuzzy logic for the win

RAAF Squadron Leader Andrew Jackson, F-35 Lightning II student pilot, prepares to exit his F-35A after completing his final flight at Eglin Air Force Base. Many platforms that are computing heavy could benefit from AI elements. Credit: Defence

A breakthrough in artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise aerial combat, specifically the mix of fifth generation fighters and long distance missiles which characterises modern
day air warfare.