Government appoints Expert Advisory Panel to scrutinise Future Submarine

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews announced the appointment of an Expert Advisory Panel on June 5, to oversee the competitive evaluation process for the selection of an international partner for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program. Premium

Holmwood Highgate to supply tankers to RMMVA for Land 121/3B

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Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) announced on June 9 that Brisbane-based civilian tanker manufacturer Holmwood Highgate has been awarded a contract valued at more than $65 million for work on Land 121 Phase 3B. Premium

Navy commissions Seahawk Romeo squadron

The Royal Australian Navy formally commissioned 725 Squadron, the first operator of the new Lockheed Martin/ Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk Romeo maritime combat helicopters, in a ceremony at Nowra on June 11. Premium

Sea Trials of last four LCCs for RAN underway

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In the historic seaport of Cadiz on Spain’s Atlantic coast, shipbuilder Navantia and the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation are finalising acceptance testing of the last four of Australia’s new landing craft. Premium

Major infrastructure works at Williamtown for JSF

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Introducing a new aircraft type, particularly one as advanced as the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, means a lot more than just finding somewhere to park the aircraft. Premium

Codan supplies HF radios to US Department of Veterans Affairs

Adelaide based Codan Radio Communications will help implement the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ new nationwide emergency high frequency (HF) radio network, with its Codan Envoy HF unit. Premium

Defence Week Premium 352 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no. 352 of 11 June 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium