Defence Week Premium 290 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.290 of 6 March 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Jobs remain in Australia under Hornet contract

The contract, valued at approximately $230 million was awarded to General Electric International Incorporated.

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston has announced a multi-million dollar contract extension for the maintenance of the Classic Hornet F404 engine. Premium

First Australian pilots to undertake F-35A training

The first RAAF pilots selected to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Squadron Leaders David Bell (left) and Andrew Jackson look through the cockpit of an F-35A Lightning II mock-up.

The first two Australian pilots selected to undergo training in the US on the F-35A Lightning II have been announced. Premium

Now ADS-B transponders track aircraft on the ground

ITT Exelis has equipped Spirit Airlines with its aircraft surveillance solution, known as Symphony OpsVue, to visually track its aircraft fleet while on the ground. Premium

Air Force launches General Purpose Uniform

RAAF members display the current range of uniforms, including the newly launched General Purpose Uniform.

The RAAF has recently launched a General Purpose Uniform at the Centenary of Military Aviation Airshow. Premium

Martin-Baker completes US16E Ejection Seat for RAAF

L-R: James Martin, WGCDR Anthony O'Leary, Brian Hickey and John Martin.

Martin-Baker has completed the first production US16E Ejection Seat for the RAAF F-35, named the AU-1. Premium

Boxkite flight recreated

Aircraft Research and Development Unit test pilot, Squadron Leader Steve Bekker waves to the crowd after his flight in the Bristol Boxkite replica during the Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show.

History was recreated at Point Cook when a replica Bristol Boxkite re-enacted the first Australian military flight 100 years ago. Premium

AIDN National Young Achiever award

Aidan Depetro from BMT Design & Technology was announced as the national winner of the 2014 AIDN Young Achiever Award.

Aidan Depetro from BMT Design & Technology was announced as the national winner of the 2014 AIDN Young Achiever Award. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

Raydon Gates, CEO of Lockheed Martin Australia, and Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky during the signing of the strategic alliance between the company and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation. [Photo:Defence]

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

Norway acquires IFVs also offered for L400

BAE Systems Hagglunds handed over the first of two pre-series upgraded CV9030 infantry fighting vehicles to the Royal Norwegian Army on 25 February. 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.