Defence Week Premium 282 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.282 of 5 December 2013 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

New titanium manufacturing facility for BAE Systems

This week saw the opening of BAE Systems' $10 million advanced titanium manufacturing facility, as part of a collaborative agreement with the SA government and Rosebank Engineering. Premium

Johnston proposes increased Defence budget funding certainty

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston. [Photo:Defence]

Speaking at an ASPI dinner this week, new Defence Minister Senator David Johnston gave an unexpected state of the portfolio. Premium

Amphibious ship trials for French Army's NH90

The French Army Aviation's NH90 TTH has successfully conducted its initial naval trials onboard the second Mistral Class amphibious warfare ship, BPC Tonnerre. Premium

New members join unique defence industry program

A full list of the new and current organisations participating in the program can be found at the RPDE website.

Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston has congratulated the latest group of Australian organisations to have been selected to join the unique Rapid Prototyping, Development and Evaluation Program. Premium

Submarine escape exercise closes

The ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) SC-45 “Scorpio” from James Fisher Submarine Rescue Services is craned outboard from ADV Ocean Shield to locate HMAS Farncomb on the sea floor in the East Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Black Carillon 2013.

An intensive three week submarine escape and rescue exercise has drawn to a close off the east coast of Australia. Premium

AUSMIN 2013 Joint Communique

Foreign Minister Bishop and Defence Minister Johnston with US Congressman Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) [Photo:Defence]

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, released the communique of the recent AUS-US foreign and defence policy talks Premium

Indonesia's military modernisation

Moving beyond ambitions? Indonesia’s military modernisation by Dr Ben Schreer

In his latest report, Moving beyond ambitions? Indonesia's military modernisation, Dr Ben Schreer notes that Indonesia's plans to modernise its armed forces are of key interest for Australia. Premium

New Commander and new Squadron for RAAF's No. 86 Wing

The outgoing Air Component Commander Joint Task Force 633.2, Group Captain Paul Nicholas, addresses the audience at the change of command ceremony. [Photo:Defence]

A new era dawned for Air Force's No. 86 Wing on November 29, with a change of command ceremony at RAAF Base Amberley. Premium

Port Stephens Council development approvals

The Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown has expressed disappointment over the decisions taken by the Port Stephens Council to provide exemptions to their planning rules which applies the Australian Standard 2021-2000 Acoustics. Premium

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News: Minehunters on path to 2030s with new deployable MCM

The multinational task force in the Solomon Islands for Operation Render Safe pause for a team photo at the Port of Honiara next to HMAS Huon on 30 September, 2016. Credit: Defence

The Commonwealth has granted First Pass approval to extend the service life for Navy’s minehunters and Thales Australia is to deliver and support new deployable mine countermeasures (MCM) over the next 15 years.