30 Jan 2014
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.285 of 30 January 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
NASA will conduct a series of missions in Australian airspace over the next six weeks, using a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk HALE air vehicle
In his recent posting on hypersonic anti-ship missiles in the Strategist, ASPI's Andrew Davies notes that there are two main appeals of a very high speed weapon.
Reports that Lockheed Martin Mission Systems is engineering an export oriented 'core Aegis' component cluster more readily integrated with third-party CMS and sensors could be good news for radar specialist CEA Technologies.
The US Navy has accepted three General Dynamics C4 Systems-built ground stations for the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS).
Austal has recently celebrated the keel-laying ceremony for the fifth vessel of eight patrol boats that Austal is designing, building and supporting for the ACBPS.
ASPI has once again been rated as a world class Institute in the University of Pennsylvania's 2013 Global Go-To Think Tank Index.
While the death knell continued to sound last week for the US Army's Land 400 lookalike, the Ground Combat Vehicle, the Army quietly released a notice to industry requesting information about a new, air-droppable ULCV.
News that the Philippine Army is planning to purchase up to 14 M113 APCs to help enhance its fire support capabilities in 2015, suggests an opportunity for this country to provide defence equipment to a regional neighbour, still reeling from a massive natural disaster and the ongoing impact of insurgency.
The Australian Government has re-established a resident Defence Attache office in Burma with the arrival in Rangoon of RAN Captain Jon Dudley who will fill the post left vacant since 1979.
Australian companies may miss out on contracts if there was no clear policy.
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