Defence Week Premium 306 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.306 of 26 June 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

More on Hawkei

Thales had two versions of the 4x4 on display at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris last week. The first was the original for the Australian Defence Force and the second is the new Hawkei Version 2.2. Premium

New Zealand to replace unloved Steyr assault rifles

A recent issue of DWP reported that NZ's MoD was assessing responses to a request of for Information on possible replacements for the NZDF's 13,000 Steyr assault rifles. Premium

Has the ADF's F88 Austeyr reached its use-by date?

Until its replacement by the F88S-A2, the F88 was the ADF's standard individual weapon, replacing the L1A1 SLR and the M16A1 rifle from front-line service in the late 1980s.

Well it seems not, judging by the development work that Thales has put into the F88 Austeyr, a derivative of the Austrian Steyr AUG STG-77 assault rifle. Premium

Australia's armed forces build their own Facebook

The portal was initially slated to go live in March of this year, but has been held back to an expanded scope.

The ADF is readying the launch of ForceNet, a new human resources portal akin to a social network. Premium

Defence contract for indigenous business

Defence has awarded a $6 million contract for new navy facilities in Sydney to indigenous construction company, Pacific Services Group Holdings (PSG). Premium

Defence campus for Adelaide's Heights School

The Heights School student Ryan, 16, with School Principal Helen Calvert. Picture Roger Wyman

The Heights School at Modbury Heights in northern Adelaide will become one of the most technologically advanced high schools in South Australia following the State Government's announcement that it is to become the state's only specialist defence campus. Premium

Ultra Electronics secures General Dynamics contract

The Circuit-D system was first designed in 1997 for the new Virginia Class Submarine program and is considered a critical electronic system for the platform, the group explained in a company statement.

Ultra Electronics has won a multi-year contract totalling over US$21 million from submarine maker General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp to build naval power supply systems. Premium

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A C-130J Hercules from No. 37 Squadron RAAF Base Richmond prepares to land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during Exercise Red Flag 12-2. [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

Iraqi Abrams losses revealed

Iraqi Army Abrams had been damaged in fighting with militants, five of them suffering full armour penetration when hit by ATGMs.

The armour on five of Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks was penetrated by anti-tank guided missiles and six helicopters were shot down between 1 January and the end of May. Premium

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