Defence Week Premium 314 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.314 of 21 August 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Thales to develop family of high-lethality ammunition

Thales Australia is developing a new family of high-lethality small arms ammunition, including a 5.56mm round that the company says outperforms 7.62mm ammunition at all ranges. Premium

Supacat wins REDFIN Special Forces vehicle contract

The DMO has awarded a $105 million contract to Supacat to deliver 89 Special Operations Vehicles - Commando for the ADF under the JP2097 Ph 1B program. Premium

Inaccuracy of health check of EW PIC?

Addressing this week's AOC conference in Adelaide, Mike Holmes, BAE Systems Australia's manager of Strategic Development, Land and Integrated Systems, queried the accuracy of the DMO's 2012 health check of the EW Priority Industry Capability. Premium

More tankers and airlifters for RAAF?

It was reported last week that Defence Minister David Johnston had indicated the possible acquisition of additional Airbus KC-130 tanker-transports and Boeing C-17 airlifters for the RAAF. Premium

First LHD (Canberra) embarks on final trials

Final contractor trials involve testing of the combat and communication systems along with some platform systems trials.

The first of two LHD ships being built for the ADF, NUSHIP Canberra, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the RAN. Premium

Australian naval shipbuilding since the 2013 election

The following are selected excerpts from 'Australian naval shipbuilding since the 2013 election: a quick guide' authored by Dr Nathan Church, and published in the Parliamentary Research Paper series, August 2014. Premium

Australian partnership for NIOA and Colt

US firearms company, Colt's Manufacturing Company has appointed NIOA as its exclusive distributor for Law Enforcement and Military products in Australia. Premium

Airborne Systems awarded NZ decoy contract

Airborne Systems Europe and RNZN will join their counterparts in the UK Royal Navy and US Navy in fitting the Airborne Systems FDS3 decoy systems to their ships. Premium

Specsavers takes over Defence contract

Medibank Health Solutions has entered into an agreement with Specsavers for the provision of services to Australian Defence Force personnel. Premium

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