Successful Vulcano firing

The firings took place at Alkantpan Proving Ground, South Africa, in May 2014, using a PzH2000 howitzer.??

OTO Melara and Diehl Defence demonstrated the performances of their new VULCANO Precision Guided Munition family during another live firing campaign. Premium

Defence Week Premium 307 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.307 of 3 July 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here Premium

ANAO blames design, contract issues for MRH90 delays

The MRH90 is being acquired under Project Air 9000 at a budgeted cost of $4.013 billion (US$3.73 billion) to replace, as a composite fleet, Army's 35 S-70A9 Black Hawks and six now-retired Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Sea Kings.

Contractual and design issues around the ADF's fleet of MHR90 multirole helicopters have delayed the anticipated date of FOC by nearly five years. Premium

Upgraded ESSM in the offing for RAN

Australia has elected to continue its participation in the NATO Seasparrow Consortium Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) program that commenced in 1990.

RAN warships will be better protected against the threat of anti-ship missiles following a decision to equip the ships with an upgraded version of the Evolved Seasparrow missile system. Premium

KBR wins LHD sustainment contract

Announcing the contract award Defence Minister Senator David Johnston said KBR would bring their world-class asset management expertise to the sustainment of the new LHDs.

Kellogg, Brown & Root Pty Ltd has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide Capability Support Coordinator services for the LHD ships over the next five years. Premium

Aviation operations get real on NUSHIP Canberra

Aviation operations training were conducted with an MRH90 helicopter on the LHD dummy deck.

After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra's Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month. Premium

BAE Systems joins 'big data' research to boost Australia's national security

Like other like-minded organisations, BAE Systems has become an industry partner of the $88 million 'big data' Cooperative Research Centre. Premium

Opening of Joint Logistics Unit

From left, Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly, MP, Lieutenant General Des Mueller, AO (Rtd), Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Rear Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, Mayor of Liverpool, Ned Mannoun, MP, Member of the State Seat of Menai, Melanie Gibbons, MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Darren Chester, MP outside the front gate of the new location for the Joint Logistics Unit East during the grand opening ceremony at Moorebank, NSW

Work to deliver modern, purpose built wholesale storage facilities on Defence land has achieved a milestone with the official opening of the Joint Logistics Unit (East) at Moorebank, NSW. Premium

Chief of Defence Force change of command

Incoming Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and outgoing Chief of the Defence Force General David Hurley.

The ADF has a new Chief after General David Hurley passed command to Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at a recent parade in Canberra. Premium

ICT award for DSTO's digital video guard

The Digital Video Guard (DVG) won the 'Research and Development' category in the state iAwards.

A digital encryption technology developed by DSTO has won a prestigious South Australian ICT Award. Premium

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