Defence Week Premium 277 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.277 of 31 October 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

New Zealand to replace HMNZS Manawanui and Resolution

RNZN’s mine countermeasures and diving support vessel HMNZS Manawanui.

NZ's MoD has issued a RFI for a multipurpose vessel to replace the combined capabilities of HMNZS Manawanui and HMNZS Resolution. Premium

Weapons upgrade for RAAF F/A-18E/Fs?

JASSM.

Eying an urgent need for a new air-launched, anti-ship missile in the Pacific, the US Secretary of Defense has rolled back a US Navy push to upgrade existing Raytheon-built Tomahawks and directed the US Air Force and the Navy to make the Lockheed Martin-led Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile demonstration project a program of record by 2018. Premium

More amphibious issues

The Canberra Class Amphibious Assault Ship concept.

The 2009 Defence White Paper states bravely that the principal task for the ADF is to deter and defeat armed attacks on Australian territory by conducting independent military operations without relying on the combat or combat support forces of other countries. Premium

Abbott declares end of Australia's longest war

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is escorted to the Recognition Ceremony by Commander Combined Team Uruzgan Colonel Wade Stothart. [Photo:Defence]

Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared Australia's longest war at an end during a surprise visit to Afghanistan, with more than 1,000 troops to return home before Christmas in a "bitter-sweet" withdrawal. Premium

Audit for US JLTV program

The Thales Hawkei is the favourite to be selected to win the multi-million dollar contract [Photo:Defence]

The US DOD's inspector general plans to audit the Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program next year, according to a fiscal year 2014 audit plan recently released. Premium

AGVC competition details announced

The competition requires entrants to develop autonomous robotic vehicles and successfully negotiate an outdoor obstacle course under a prescribed time.

The AGVC is an annual event jointly sponsored by the Department of Defence and the CISR, Deakin University to stimulate robotics related research in Australian tertiary institutions. Premium

Codan opens Dubai office

The new office will extend Codan’s global presence to the Middle East and Africa.

Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited has announced the opening of its new office in Dubai. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

The first globally available high-speed broadband network is on schedule to achieve full global coverage by the end of 2014.

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

Second FREMM undergoes trials

FREMM multi-mission frigate.

Still considered by some as a possible design contender for this country's Future Frigate project, the French Navy's second FREMM multi-mission ship, Normandie, has begun initial sea trials off Brittany. 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.