Defence Week Premium 319 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.319 of 26 September 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Doubts over proposed naval build solutions: Thales

Serious doubts about the capabilities likely to be delivered by what appears to be the government's favoured options for the multi-billion Future Submarine and Future Frigate programs have been expressed by one of Australia's foremost naval technical experts. Premium

JP2072 Phase 2B has a preferred tenderer

Katherine Ziesing ADM understands that Boeing has been selected as the preferred tenderer for phase 2B of the long running JP2072 comms program. Premium

Deal to avoid future satellite collisions

The Canadian DND has signed a joint space operations agreement with the defence departments of Australia, the US and the UK in a bid to avoid respective satellite collisions in the future. Premium

Singapore: defence science and technology cooperation

Increasing the number of joint Australia-Singapore defence science and technology projects was discussed during a high-level meeting between the two countries in Canberra this week. Premium

New camo uniforms for Army

Defence has developed the next generation of Army uniforms for use domestically and overseas in partnership with Australian companies to manufacture the uniforms. Premium

JP2008/5B2 RFT deferred

Defence has advised industry that the planned release of the JP2008 Phase 5B2 RFT in August 2014 will be deferred until October 29, 2014. Premium

BAE Systems and Patria to pursue Land 400 opportunity

BAE Systems and Patria this week announced that under a teaming agreement the two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence program for the acquisition and support of a CRV, with BAE Systems as prime contractor. Premium

RFT for HATS Integrated Support

The DMO has released a RFT, closing on October 31, 2014 for an Integrated Support Contract for the Helicopter Advanced Training System. Premium

The Australian Army in the Urban, Networked Littoral

In Army Research Paper #2 of August 2014, author David Kilcullen notes that the urban littoral will rise in importance simply because Australia's POE is overwhelmingly littoral and increasingly urbanised. Premium

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