Defence Week Premium 284 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.284 of 23 January 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Steyr Mannlicher grenade launcher chosen for new Australian rifle

Thales Australia's F90 with SL40

Thales Australia has selected Steyr Mannlicher's SL40 grenade launcher as its preferred choice for Thales's new EF88 rifle currently under development for the ADF. Premium

No worries - we know Sukhoi's stealth secrets

The PAK FA., a twin engined fighter being developed for the Russian Air Force.

While Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney and others, may be wringing their hands over news that 44 boxes of documents and plans relating to the F-35 JSF were found from shipping containers destined for Iran, Russia appears much less concerned about divulging secrets about PAK FA. Premium

The RAAF could have had F-15 air superiority

Lovitt Technologies and Marand Precision Engineering are now making components for the F-15 multi-role strike fighter jet.

It is gratifying news that Boeing has selected Lovitt Technologies Australia and Marand Precision Engineering to make components for the F-15 multi-role strike fighter jet. Premium

Unisys renews $52 million IT contract

The two-year extension to the contract is estimated to be worth around $52 million.

Unisys will continue to provide information technology support processes to the Department of Defence under a two-year, $52 million contract extension. Premium

LCM-1Es as assault craft?

We were intrigued by a recent RFT seeking tenders for the provision of In-Service Support to the LHD LLC, as part of JP2048/3, Amphibious Watercraft Replacement Project. Premium

What's next for Bushmaster?

The current schedule will see Bushmaster production wind up in early 2016.

News at the end of last year that Thales will be supplying Jamaica with a dozen Bushmasters, got ADM to thinking, what's next for this platform? Premium

CAE Australia achieves Level 3 CMMI rating

CAE has announced that CAE Australia Pty Ltd had achieved the CMMI Level 3 rating following an independent CMMI appraisal for process improvement. Premium

Woomera's CMT conducts first joint aerial operation

Hawker Pacific King Air A32-651 taxies on its arrival to RAAF Base Townsville. The aircraft came off the production line in 2009 and is the first new-build King Air to join No. 38 Squadron.

The team responsible for monitoring the Woomera Prohibited Area has taken to the skies, conducting air patrols for the first time with the help of King Air aircraft from the Air Force's No. 38 Squadron. Premium

The road to the Defence Support Hub

Victoria Hopkins and Dave Tolner open the new road

As construction work continued on the new Defence Support Hub outside Darwin where local businesses will maintain military equipment, a recently completed road leading to the facility was named to commemorate the life of a fallen soldier. Premium

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News: First Australian visit by Italian Defence Minister

ITS Carabiniere during her earlier visit to Fremantle. Credit: Bahnfrend (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Roberta Pinotti met with Minister for Defence Marise Payne in Sydney yesterday to discuss Australia-Italy defence cooperation before speaking at a reception hosted by the Italian Ambassador to Australia