Defence Week Premium 276 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.276 of 24 October 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

New rifle for New Zealand defence

The report stated that the Steyrs were not powerful enough to accurately identify adversaries and were ineffective at ranges greater than 200 metres.

NZ's Ministry of Defence is assessing responses to a Request of Information on possible replacements for the NZ Defence Force's 13,000 Steyr assault rifles. Premium

Amphibious training to be certified by Talisman Sabre 2017

HMAS Tobruk loaded with Army vehicles and ready for Exercise Talisman Sabre. [Photo:Defence]

Under the HQJOC Joint and Combined Training CONOPS, the Australian Amphibious Concept describes what the ADF aspires to in the development, acquisition, training and employment of Australia's future amphibious warfare capability. Premium

An Australian sovereign amphibious training doctrine?

The hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s two new LHDs [Photo:Defence]

As the Chief of Army has pointed out, the ability to deploy offshore is crucial and Plan Beersheba will tie in with existing programs to improve the Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability. Premium

Sea Lion 2013 amphibious training

HMAS Choules set the scene during Exercise Sea Lion 2013 with HMAS Labuan two LCM8’s, Zodiacs, MRH90 Helicopter hovering over the Flight Deck and a P3 Orion fly by in North Queensland. [Photo:Defence]

As a precursor to the foregoing, Exercise Sea Lion 2013 got underway on June 10 as HMAS Choules slipped out to sea with a complement of more than 400 Army and Navy personnel on board, and various pieces of equipment firmly secured on the vehicle deck. Premium

Win for XTEK's new hydroclave in Adelaide

The XTclave Plant. [Photo: XTEK]

Canberra-based XTEK Limited has been awarded a US government contract to prove its unique body armour technology. Premium

C-130J simulator upgrades improve training

The simulator, operated by 285SQN and contracted partner CAE, provides improved scene brightness and sharpness.

Earlier this year the C-130J cockpit simulator located at RAAF Base Richmond received a new high-definition visual display system. Premium

Hardcat an integral part of this year's Nobel Peace Prize

The Hardcat system has been a part of current operations in Syria to track assets from and to headquarters.

Melbourne-based IT software specialist, Hardcat, has played a significant role with its Asset Management Software in the operations of the organisation awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Premium

C-130Js clock one million flying hours

Commanding Officer No. 37 Squadron, Wing Commander Darren Goldie with a memento recognising the squadron’s contribution to a million C-130J flying hours globally. [Photo:Defence]

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics vice president of customer relations Gary North recently visited RAAF Base Richmond to congratulate 37SQN for its role in one million flying hours by the C-130J global fleet. Premium

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News: Choules despatched north as LHDs deal with azipod concerns

A schematic diagram of the Canberra Class Amphibious LHD - one of the two azipod propulsors can be clearly seen. Credit: Defence

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.