Defence Week Premium 304 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.304 of 12 June 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Minister's reform strategy for AWD

A computer generated image of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD). The project will deliver three world-class ships and their support systems to the Royal Australian Navy ( RAN). [Photo:Defence]

Last week the Ministers for Finance and Defence announced the way forward for the AWD program, dealing with a range of unresolved structural and systemic issues that have remained unaddressed for too long. Premium

Honeywell, TAE establish Abrams Engine Depot

A Honeywell AGT1500 gas turbine engine.

Honeywell Aerospace has signed an agreement with TAE to provide total logistics support for the Honeywell AGT1500 gas turbine engines installed in the Australian Army's fleet of Abrams M1A1 tanks. Premium

Thales awards vehicle component subcontract to RPC

Subject to successful testing, final approval of the project is expected around 2015. [Photo:Thales]

Thales Australia has pre-awarded a $5 million contract to RPC Technologies to manufacture dashboard assemblies for the company's new Hawkei vehicle. Premium

RAN chain guns up to speed

NIOA/ATK instructors and RAN students on the M242 Chain Gun Maintainers Course

Brisbane-based NIOA and ATK recently provided RAN operators with Maintainer Training for the M242 25mm Chain Gun that is used on the Armidale-class patrol boats and will be fitted to the future LHD and AWD ships. Premium

Cyber security centre for Finmeccanica - Selex ES

The centre is a physical representation of Finmeccanica – Selex ES’s extensive technological capabilities in computer security.

Very recently, Finmeccanica - Selex ES inaugurated the company's new Cyber Security Centre of Excellence in Chieti, Italy, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior Hon Angelino Alfano. Premium

Fifth Australia-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial Consultations

Developments in regional and international security and ways to deepen bilateral defence and security cooperation will be the focus of the fifth Australia-Japan Foreign and Defence Ministerial (2+2) Consultations this week. Premium

CADSI and AIDN to cooperate on mutual objectives

The governments and militaries of Australia, Canada, the UK, the US and NZ (the “Five Eyes”) have long cooperated under multilateral agreements on defence and security issues of common interest.

The CADSI and the AIDN have made an agreement to promote cooperation between the two industry associations in support of mutual objectives. Premium

BLUElink project helps Navy protect the marine environment

Lieutenant James Fethers having just deployed one of fourteen ARGO buoys to be deployed by HMAS Melbourne.

A decade long project involving the Royal Australian Navy, CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology has delivered an Australian first and world class ocean forecasting system. Premium

SoldierOn launches new partnership with Tough Mudder

SoldierOn has recently launched its newest partnership, with Australian obstacle experts Tough Mudder. Premium

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