Defence Week Premium 292 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.292 of 20 March 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Triton acquisition

The aircraft will be based and piloted from RAAF Base Edinburgh and capable of supporting missions of greater than 24 hours while covering an area of over one million square nautical miles; an area larger than Western Australia.

According to the RAAF, the MQ-4C Triton UAS is an unarmed maritime variant of Northrop-Grumman's Global Hawk. Premium

Establishing the Triton HALE capability

Neither the number of aircraft expected to be acquired under the AIR 7000 Phase 1B project nor their planned introduction into service date were specified.

With Prime Minister Tony Abbott's announcement that the government would follow through with the acquisition of Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton HALE, together with his previous announcement that eight Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft would be acquired, ends a journey that began a decade ago. Premium

Extended Boeing support for Wedgetail

Defence minister Senator David Johnston said the $901 million Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control support contract spells job security for hundreds of Australian workers.

Under a five year contract extension signed recently Boeing will continue to support the RAAF's Wedgetail airborne early warning command-and-control fleet. Premium

US Army win (over General Dynamics) for Aussie SME

BEBs in action during the Iraq war.

The defence division of marine engineer Birdon of Port Macquarie, has been awarded a contract worth up to $US259 million to supply the US Army with up to 374 specialised bridge erection boats. Premium

Castech now a defence supplier - and loving it!

South Australian based manufacturing firm, Castech, recently delivered its first order of specialised castings to defence ship building organisation, ASC. Premium

FREQUENTIS awarded ATC recording system replacement contract

Raytheon awarded the contract for 15 DIVOS 3 log Air Traffic Control recording systems for the RAAF Bases to Frequentis Australasia.

In late 2013, Raytheon awarded the contract for 15 DIVOS 3 log Air Traffic Control recording systems for the RAAF Bases to Frequentis Australasia Pty. Ltd. Premium

Sea Kings - airframe encapsulation solution!

Integra Packaging has recently developed a robust solution for the encapsulation of the RAAFs Sea Kings. Premium

Another drug bust for HMAS Darwin

HMAS Darwin has seized and destroyed more than three tonnes of cannabis resin with an estimated street value of $137 million. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

The Centre, named after Private Robert Poate, a Canberra-born soldier killed in action in 2012, was opened by Robert’s parents, Hugh and Janny.

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

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News: First Cape-class for RAN delivered

Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription will fill an availability gap in the RAN's patrol fleet.

Cape Fourcroy and her sister Cape Inscription, which is expected to be delivered next month, will enable the Navy to meet its patrol requirements after a number of setbacks. Credit: Austal