Defence Week Premium 357 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.357 of 16 July 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Shortfin Barracuda from DCNS for Sea 1000

The submarine takes its name from the Shortfin Barracuda, an indigenous species of the Barracuda found in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Credit: DCNS

DCNS will propose a conventionally powered submarine – named the Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A – as its pre-concept design for Australia’s future submarine Competitive Evaluation Process (CEP). Premium

Senate raises concerns in third report into naval shipbuilding

The future of the Australian shipbuilding industry has been a topic of hot debate for some time now. Credit: ASC

The Senate Standing Committee on Economics has released its third Report on the Future of Australia's Shipbuilding Industry – and it's no surprise it has been scathing in its criticism of the government's performance. Premium

Who will buy Sikorsky?

Both the Australian Army and Navy operate Sikorsky platforms. Credit: Defence

Lockheed Martin and Textron have been cited as the final possible bidders for the Sikorsky helicopter business. Premium

Helicopter Underwater Escape Training tender released

Members of the Australian Army's 6th Aviation Regiment sit inside a simulator module and prepare to be lowered into the water during Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) held at the HUET Facility at HMAS Albatross. Credit: Defence

The ADF requires contracted support to meet its Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) outputs at multiple locations around Australia. Premium

Clarifying two extra C17 costs

Where are the funds coming from for the extra two C-17s? Credit: Defence

In response to questions on notice from Senate Estimates last month, Defence has released the following statement about the costs associated with the two new C-17s. Premium

Telstra beats out Fujitsu, Accenture, Lockheed on Defence IT spending

Defence is a massive IT user in government. Credit: Defence

Telstra has topped the list of companies being paid by the Australian Department of Defence for IT services and contracts, according to a list published by the agency. Premium

Indian Air Force retires more MiGs

Almost half of India’s MiG fleet has been lost through accidents rather than combat.

The Indian Air Force may have only been allowed 36 of the 126 Dassault Rafale multi-role aircraft it originally requested, but even that number will cause a sigh of relief from air force planners keen to retire ageing MiG aircraft. Premium