Defence Week Premium 288 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.288 of 20 February 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

The strategy behind Land 400

Land 400 will seek to combine the roles of the Bushmaster, ASLAV, M113.

ASPI intern Daniel Nichola writes in The Strategist that the contrast between Defence's strategic guidance and Land 400's operational guidance reflects two contending priorities for Army: leading non-conventional missions vs. fighting conventional wars. Premium

Defence extends IT contract with Fujitsu

Defence has extended Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand's distributed computing centralised services contract for three more years. Premium

New wheels and brakes for RAAF C-130s

UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies, has been awarded a contract to provide upgraded wheels and brakes for the RAAF's C-130 aircraft. Premium

Labor Party funding commitment to SA's Defence Industry

The Labor Party has committed to providing additional funding to the Defence Teaming Centre should they be re-elected in the upcoming South Australian state election. Premium

Lockheed Martin, Victorian Wave partners sign wave energy contract

To advance the availability of alternative energy solutions, Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with Victorian Wave Partners Ltd. to begin developing the world's largest wave energy project announced to date. Premium

US Army also adapting to maritime culture

The Australian Army is developing an amphibious capability in line with the ADF's maritime strategy, and in regard to doctrine, training, tactics and procedures, the ADF's amphibious force is drawing heavily on its counterparts in the US Marine Corps. Premium

Australian and Pakistani warships work together in drug bust

Royal Australian Navy Frigate HMAS Melbourne and Pakistani Naval Ship Alamgir have worked together to seize and destroy almost two tonnes of suspected cannabis resin. Premium

Australia donates two-Bay class vessels to Malaysia

The Australian Customs and Border Protection service is to donate two Bay-class patrol vessels to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. Premium

Development of Defence land to ease Darwin housing pressure

Construction is expected to start in 2017.

Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert, together with the Federal Member for Solomon, Natasha Griggs, has announced additional housing for the Top End. 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.