22 Jan 2015
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.332 of 22 January 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
21 Jan 2015
Steve Richards has replaced Greg Hodge as Managing Director of Serco Defence.
In January 2007 Australia entered an 18-month, $15 million cooperative agreement with the US Navy, to participate in the pre-system development and demonstration (SDD) processes of the BAMS MUAS program.
With the value and operating costs of military platforms ever climbing, the ability to flight-test equipment and systems without taking an airframe off-line is becoming increasingly attractive.
Japan has selected E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, both Northrop Grumman platforms, as part of their ISR program.
In Australia, the timing and content of the Defence White Paper, the blueprint for our nation’s strategic defence needs and the materiel that will be procured to fulfil them, has always been somewhat at the whim of the incumbent government.
Raytheon managing director Michael Ward has weighed in on the Future Submarine debate with a blog on ASPI’s The Strategist
As Australia embarks upon the most challenging and complex defence procurement program ever undertaken in our history - the Future Submarine program - the need for unity and leadership has never been greater.
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