Defence Week Premium 269 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.269 of 5 September 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

G-Wagon receives Oz weapons suite

Army’s new G-Wagon 6x6 SRV fitted with the Platt weapon mounts front and rear. [Photo:Defence]

Around 200 Australian Army G-Wagon 6x6 Surveillance Reconnaissance Vehicles are to receive a weapon mount suite from W&E Platt in a contract valued at more than AUD$2.5 million. Premium

Coalition defence policy highlights

Commenting on the Opposition’s defence policy statement this week, ASPI’s Andrew Davies said it’s not surprising that the Opposition is treading cautiously.

This week, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott announced the Coalition's defence policy. Premium

A deployable MCM capability

MH-53E Towing an Mk-105 Sled

For a deployable MCM capability Defence has turned to the acquisition of systems that will be used by task groups spearheading offensive amphibious and other operations in the littoral. Premium

Australian Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Facility (AUV)

The facility currently owns and operates the ocean going AUV called ‘Sirius’.

The Government supported Integrated Marine Observing System led by the University of Tasmania has established an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle facility to provide precisely navigated time series measurements of benthic imagery using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles at selected locations on Australia's continental shelf. Premium

Cell tower for WGS?

The Solara 50 with a 50-meter wingspan, length 15.5m and weighing 160kg offers a payload capacity of some 32 kg.

While conventional satellites may be decent at their jobs - they do have some drawbacks - the spacecraft themselves are expensive, getting them into orbit is also a costly process, and they can't be reclaimed once they're in use. Premium

RPC and Aquaterro announce MOU

Tony Caristo (Managing Director RPC) and Graeme Bulte (Managing Director Aquaterro) met to discuss the venture and to formalise RPC and Aquaterro’s intentions.

RPC Technologies and Aquaterro Advanced Product Supplies have entered into an agreement to work together on the local manufacture of high performance ballistic plates for personal body armour. Premium

RAAF to gift an F-111C to Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

The aircraft will be arriving at Hickam Air Field of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in three shipments. [Photo:Defence]

The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor has welcomed the General Dynamics F-111C jet (serial number A8-130) to its collection of vintage and high performance aircraft. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

HMAS Huon exercises in the Northern Australian Exercise Area in support of Exercise CASSOWARY. [Photo:Defence]

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

LCS 4 completes acceptance trials

This is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship.

Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed Acceptance Trials (AT) on August 23, 2013, in the Gulf of Mexico. Premium

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ADM covers Sea power.

Editor Katherine Ziesing questions the whereabouts of the national shipbuilding plan, and writes on the passing of Sea Acceptance Trials by NUSHIP Hobart and Ultra Electronics and Sea 5000. 

Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway covers Airborne Gateway trials for King Airs, the contenders for both the armed MUAS requirement and the Special Purpose Aircraft replacements, the potential of the Swordfish MPA for the RNZAF and the definition of future naval UAS capability.

Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr provides a wrap on Air Mobility Group's presence at Avalon, and reports on the competition for the ARH replacement, CAE's KC-30A simulators, and the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program and its industry engagement.  

Patrick Durrant reviews fast jets and weapons at Avalon and gives an update on the Sea 5000 Future Frigate program in the lead up to RFT issue.

Philip Smart puts the SME Spotlight on Cairns-based shipbuilder and sustainer Norship Marine and new Lockheed Martin Australia boss Vince di Pietro is our From the Source interviewee.

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