Defence Week Premium 297 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.297 of 24 April 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Go-ahead for F-35 purchase

Australia will buy 58 more Lockheed Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at a cost of more than $12 billion after the Federal Government gave the go ahead for the purchase yesterday. Premium

Vertical Launch System installed in AWD01

The acquisition of the VLS modules was made by the Commonwealth of Australia, through the United States Foreign Military Sales program. [Photo: AWD Alliance]

Six strike-length missile modules for the Hobart Class Vertical Launch System were this week installed into Ship 1 Hobart, marking a significant Combat System load out achievement for the AWD project. Premium

Defence Minister attends Jakarta International Defence Dialogue

The Defence Minister, Senator Johnston, travelled to Jakarta, Indonesia to attend the fourth Jakarta International Defence Dialogue at the invitation of Indonesian Minister for Defence, Dr Purnomo Yusgiantoro. Premium

DSTO seeks submissions for S&T security policy

The DSTO has released a consultation paper, the responses from which will inform the development of a national security science and technology (S&T) policy. Premium

UXC partners with Senetas to deliver ADF security solutions

UXC Limited has announced its partnership with Senetas as part of a strategic initiative to provide the ADF with tailored data security solutions and services. Premium

ASPI launches cyber report

The Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull was on hand last week to help ASPI's International Cyber Policy Centre launch its inaugural Cyber Maturity in the Asia-Pacific 2014 report and interactive map. Premium

Hostile network reconnaissance

Last week in Defence Week Premium we looked at DSTO's current area of priority defence capability interest and elaborated on what we thought might have been a solution to their extended range BLOS without repeaters. Premium

Wi-Fi for our Squaddies too?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to extend connectivity for forward military units with the use of small Wi-Fi-hosting drones. Premium

US/AUS logistics tracking system launched

The US Army and the ADF have jointly launched a new logistics tracking system in an effort to enhance logistical interoperability between the two countries. Premium

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News: Mindef praises Australia-US alliance

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.