ScanEagle trial for RAN in 2016

ScanEagle launched from a US Navy vessel. Credit: USN

Insitu president and CEO Ryan Hartman confirmed to Australian media this week that Insitu will be supporting a Navy trial of ScanEagle. Premium

AWD hull design for Navy’s future frigates dropped

The French and Italian designed FREMM frigate (as represented here by the Marina Militare’s Carlo Bergamini) could be one of the contenders for Sea 5000 now that the AWD hull based design proposal has been scrapped. Credit: MM via Wikimedia Commons

The option of using the Navantia-designed hull of the Hobart class Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs) as the basis for the proposed Future Frigate that will replace the RAN’s Anzac class fleet has been quietly dropped, according to informed sources. Premium

ADF accepts first HATS helicopter from Airbus

The H135 is already in use as a trainer in Germany, Switzerland, Spain and Japan. Credit: Airbus Helicopters

Boeing Defence Australia has accepted the first of 15 Airbus Helicopters H135 training helicopters to be procured under JP9000 Phase 7 for the joint Army/Navy Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). Premium

TKMS enthusiastic about Australian build for Sea 1000 Future Submarines

TKMS's Type 216 reference design. Of the 161 submarines it has built since the 1960s, TKMS said over 50 were constructed overseas. Credit: TKMS Australia

German sub maker TKMS has reiterated its intention to build submarines in Australia should it be selected as the preferred partner on Sea 1000. Premium

Rheinmetall to supply Canada with integrated troop radar system

The Canadian Armed Force's medium range radar and integrated soldier system will be able to detect launch and impact points of enemy rockets, artillery and mortar rounds. Credit: Rheinmetall Canada

The Canadian government has awarded Rheinmetall two major orders for army technology, whose total volume could reach $520 million. Premium

Skynet 5A satellite starts move eastwards

The Skynet 5A satellite will relocate to provide protected and secure military satcom services to allied governments in the Asia Pacific region. Credit: US Navy [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that the planned 67,000 km move of the Skynet 5A satellite over the Asia Pacific region is on track. Premium

Defence Week Premium 359 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.359 of 30 July 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. You can also read this as a digital edition on your desktop or other device. Click here. Premium