28 Jan 2015
The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Australia for M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of US$47 million.
Pentagon testers have found that Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototypes are slow to deploy from ship to shore and, therefore, leaves US Marine Corps (USMC) units “vulnerable to threats”.
In a nation with less than five million people the incentive to optimise every industry that employs citizens is apparent, and immediate.
The remediation of Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program achieved a major milestone in late December, with the singing of an agreement aimed at restructuring the existing through life support contract.
A walk around a Joint Strike Fighter will reveal at least two physical characteristics that set it apart from earlier aircraft.
The full version of Defence Week Premium no.333 of 29 January 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.
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