Army to engage with industry with second innovation day

Australian Army soldier Lance Corporal David Sargeant, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, holds the PD-100 Black Hornet Nano air vehicle. Credit: Defence

In the lead up to Army’s second Innovation Day, scheduled for October 14 at Canberra’s ADFA campus, ADM spoke to the coordinator of last year’s event to understand what this Army initiative is about. Premium

Land 121 3B versus the NZ trucks experience: NZ wins

Australia has only just begun to take deliveries of vehicles under Land 121 Ph 3B. Credit: Defence

You may have noticed this week that NZ has received its final medium/heavy truck from Rheinmetall? Premium

Land 400 RFT deadline extended again

Land 400 will see the replacement of a range of vehicle types.

The RFT response deadline for Land 400 has been pushed back for a second time. The tender response is now due on September 3. Premium

F88 grenade launcher also on the cards under Land 125

Ease of mounting and removal are major advantages of the SL40. Credit: Steyr Mannlicher

As an update to our story on the Second pass Approval for the F88 rifle (insert link), Julian Kerr confirmed with industry sources that an undisclosed number of grenade launchers will be included in the Thales contract. Premium

Local wins on CTDs

Bantam has been picked up by Rockewell Collins as part of their FireStorm system. Credit: Tectonica

In May this year American company Rockwell Collins selected the Australian Tectonica Bantam power management system for its FireStorm integrated targeting system. Premium

Defence extends Optus C1 satellite service contract

The C1 satellite will continue to provide support for Defence under this extension. Credit: Optus

Optus has signed an extension to the Optus C1 satellite services contract with the Australian Department of Defence, extending its current relationship in delivering managed professional satellite services to the Department until 2020. Premium

Defence extends Aspen Medical’s training contract in the UAE

Aspen Medical has trained over 5,500 people at Al Minhad. Credit: Defence

The Department of Defence has extended Aspen Medical’s contract to deliver the ‘Care of Battle Casualties’ training course to all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deploying to the Middle East until 31 December 2016. Premium

Australian universities embrace 3D printing

3D printing is being embraced by a number of industries. Credit: Heriot Watt University

With 3D printing now moving beyond novelty to mainstream and being hailed by some as “the next industrial revolution”, Australia is starting to develop the infrastructure and education to be part of the technology’s development. Premium

Navantia simulator for AWD training

Australian crews are training on the Navantia simulation system in Adelaide. Credit: Navantia

Navantia has developed training simulators for the Integrated Platform Management System for the Spanish, Australian and Norwegian Navies. Premium

Defence extends helicopter engine support contract with APA

APA will continue to maintain the GET700 engines on the Blackhawk fleet. Credit: Defence

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) has signed a contract extension with the Commonwealth to continue supporting the GET700 engines installed on Seahawk and Black Hawk helicopters. Premium

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