14 Nov 2013
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In early August Defence released two RFTs for various military bridging requirements under Land 155's Enhanced Gap Crossing Capability.
Inmarsat has announced that its L-Band Tactical Satellite solution has been successfully tested and acquired by the US government, greatly enhancing its communications capabilities in the field.
Qantas will close its Avalon heavy maintenance facility at the end of March 2014 due to the gradual retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet making the operation unviable.
BAE Systems Detica has been selected by the NZ Department of Internal Affairs as a supplier for the government's professional security services panel.
Columbia Helicopters, is assisting the Australian Army in the retrograde of its two CH-47D Chinook multi-mission helicopters from Afghanistan.
Somewhat similar to Australia's proposed Land 400 armoured vehicle program, Canada's CCV program aims to provide Canadian Forces with a medium-weight armoured vehicle that is both very well protected and tactically mobile.
Boeing and Kongsberg Defense Systems have recently completed a successful check of the Joint Strike Missile on an F/A-18F Super Hornet.
The Defence Supply Chains Summit will feature The Hon Jack Snelling MP Minister for Defence Industries, Government of South Australia, Steve Wynd of BAE Systems Australia, Brendhan Egan of Defence Materiel Organisation and many more expert speakers.
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