26 Sep 2013
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25 Sep 2013
It's fair to say that eyebrows were raised at recent remarks by Steve Ludlam criticising ongoing changes by Navantia to Air Warfare Destroyer design as "way beyond expectations".
For the first time in nine years, Simulation Australia hosted both SimTect and SimHealth as a joint event in Brisbane last week
New Zealand is negotiating the possible purchase of some of Australia's stock of Penguin anti-ship missiles with the Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence Systems, according to well-informed sources.
Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide "eyes and ears" for its soldiers via the company's persistent surveillance system.
The University of Queensland's Scramspace hypersonic experiment has ended in failure as the unmanned spacecraft plummeted into the North Sea off the coast of Norway.
A Joint Terminal Attack Controller who set consistently high standards for Australian JTACs in Afghanistan has recently been recognised with the AVM Don Bennet award.
A Bushmaster PMV, badly damaged by an IED in Afghanistan has been delivered to the Australian War Memorial's Treloar Technology Centre in Canberra in time for the AZWM's store open day.
This country will play a greater role in space surveillance with the relocation of a US C-band radar from Antigua to Exmouth in WA, which will be able to track items in orbit around the earth.
At the AUSMIN meeting there was also discussion regarding the relocation of a DARPA-built optical telescope from New Mexico to WA to monitor space debris and satellites right out to GEO.
The Navy's Amphibious Heavy Lift ship HMAS Choules has been despatched to Queensland from Sydney yesterday as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down on Queensland while reports emerge of problems with the LHD azipod propulsion systems.
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