13 Nov 2014
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Austal CEO Andrew Bellamy has nominated the Alliance structure as largely responsible for cost overruns in the AWD program, and confirmed Austal's potential interest in the acquisition of ASC should it be offered for sale by the Commonwealth.
Opening the 2014 event, Chief Information Officer Dr Peter Lawrence gave delegates some context about how CIOG has been operating over the last 12 months and the likely effects of 2015 given the raft of new defence documents set to be released.
Lobbying by European companies vying to build Australia's Future Submarine has intensified, with the chief executives of French naval systems group DCNS and Sweden's Saab both in Australia within a week of each other.
Profits from running Australia's immigration detention centres have been substantially propping up the finances of UK outsourcing company Serco, which is facing increased losses from other contracts it holds.
It seems that the operation of Global Hawks in the Pacific region is hampered by the annual monsoon season, primarily because the RQ-4Bs do not have the ability to detect and avoid thunderstorms and other extreme weather events.
Cirrus managing director Peter Freed has announced that the company has secured a range of development contracts across each service branch of the ADF.
Cogito Group, an Australian SME that specialises in digital security and systems integration, has been engaged to assist NZDF in planning the implementation of stronger authentication and access-enabled solutions.
Northrop Grumman Corporation in partnership with the UNSW, Canberra/Australian Defence Force Academy is providing a AU$35,000 grant to the ACCS.
Western Australia's Orbital has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle UAV propulsion system to Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc, for in-house testing and development.
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