Defence Week Premium 315 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.315 of 28 August 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Deal sealed on P-8As

The US Navy has executed the first of the P-8A contracts, with Australia handing over an initial $159 million towards production of the first four aircraft, effectively sealing the deal for the eventual acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Premium

EOS and Lockheed enter into space collaboration

Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia. Premium

New training centre for Maritime College

It is anticipated that high level research and development for future naval platforms such as the future submarines, future frigates and patrol boats will be among the beneficiaries of a new training centre for high level Navy engineers. Premium

Future Air Defence Frigates?

An issue of interest in regard to the Future Frigate program is that consideration may be given to providing them with air defence as well as enhanced ASMD capabilities, as was the original intention of the ANZAC Ship WIP. Premium

CAE's simulation demo for RAAF C-130J crews

At the SimTect show, CAE announced that it had recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems located at RAAF Base Richmond. Premium

MUOS-3 Satellite on track for January launch despite problem

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite is on track for a January launch despite a delay due to a hardware deficiency discovered during thermal vacuum testing. Premium

Defence assessing patrol boat fire damage

Defence has begun an assessment of damage sustained by the Armidale-class patrol craft HMAS Bundaberg, following a fire that broke out while the vessel was undergoing routine maintenance in Brisbane, Australia. Premium

Typhoon gun systems for RNZN's OPVs

The RNZN's Otago-class offshore patrol vessels, HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington, have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system. Premium

LDA's innovation awards shortlist

Twelve Australian defence innovators have been shortlisted for the inaugural Land Defence Australia Limited Industry Innovation Awards. Premium

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