12 Sep 2013
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.270 of 12 September 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
BAE Systems has teamed with Beechcraft and CAE in a bid to deliver the Air 5428 project - the Australian Defence Force's new pilot training system.
The acquisition of a commercially available computer processing unit and some in-house technical know-how has saved the Royal Australian Air Force $2.75 million.
NUSHIP Canberra's Command Team have had their first taste of raw LHD ship-handling, albeit at 1:20 scale.
DSEI 2013 opens having already broken a series of records. For the first time the number of exhibitors has reached the 1,500 mark, including a record 40 international pavilions.
Boeing is pitching enhancements to advance its F/A-18 Super Hornet into 2030 and beyond, aiming to anticipate the needs of the Navy (and the RAAF?) and secure further buys, as the service mulls the effective shutdown of the Hornet production line.
Launched on schedule last month, the sixth satellite in the USAF's Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) is expected to come on stream next year (2014).
The revolutionary jet scramjet engine, capable of operating at eight times the speed of sound, has arrived in Norway.
A project team has been established to investigate and determine the feasibility for an Air Force General Purpose Uniform (GPU).
A further two blocks were lifted onto the structure of the first ship Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) in August, bringing the total number of blocks joined to date to 20.
Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.
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