Defence Week Premium 289 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.289 of 28 February 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Minister announces AWD review at ADM2014 conference

An independent review of the $8 billion Air Warfare Destroyer program will be headed by former US Navy Secretary Don Winter, Defence Minister David Johnston announced at the ADM2014Congress in Canberra on 25 February. Premium

Full flight simulator training begins in Victoria

CAE King Air 350 full-flight simulator to support Royal Australian Air Force certified to Level D

Defence Minister David Johnston says he will use the innovative COCO agreement utilised by the DMO for a new CAE full flight simulator as a benchmark for what he hopes will be more of the same contracting model. Premium

Australian sovereignty and P-8A mission software

The announcement that this country is finally to acquire eight new Poseidon P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft, at a cost of some $4 billion, as part replacements for the 19 strong AP-3C Orion fleet, comes as no great surprise. Premium

ADM/DMO awards recognise Defence and industry teams

A team working to improve missile defence for the ADF has, for the second time, claimed the major title in the ADM Team of the Year Awards. Premium

FOREX casts shadow on project costs

An example of cost increases due in part to FOREX and in part to changes to project scope is the AIR 5349/3 Growler Airborne Electronic Attack Capability.

The latest Defence additional estimates shows the part that foreign exchange differences play in the costing of major defence projects. Premium

Land 400 - what industry wants to know

Industry has a lot of questions surrounding Land 400.

Our somewhat lightweight 'chewing-the-cud' style narrative in last week's issue, drew an immediate response from an interested industry observer who was keen to have answers to the following questions. Premium

PMV capability for Beersheba's MCBs

Soldiers from Darwin's 1 Combat Service Support Battalion are building a Protected Military Vehicle capability to provide protected battlefield mobility for combat soldiers. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

Afghan Minister for Defence, Bismullah Khan Mohammadi, met with Defence Minister David Johnston. [Photo:SMH]

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit. Premium

USAF's large aircraft self-protection plans

The US Air Force has announced plans to launch a competition for a project it hopes will bolster the self-protection capabilities of its large aircraft. 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.