Kim Gillis back in government with CASG appointment

Credit: Boeing

In what has been another badly kept Canberra secret, Defence has finally confirmed that Kim Gillis is coming back to the department. Premium

Hypersonic flight – what are the implications?

Valuable lessons were learnt in the latest hypersonic flight trial. Credit: DST Group

In recent months, scientists working on the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation program (HIFiRE) conducted the latest in a series of experiments investigating the fundamental science of hypersonic technology. Premium

Triton undergoes EMC testing

Credit: Northrop Grumman

An MQ-4C Triton is lifted inside Patuxent River's anechoic chamber on August 12 for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing. Premium

H145 Australian tour winds up

The H145M is an enhanced version of the UH-72A Lakota of which more than 300 have already been delivered to the US armed forces. Credit: Airbus Helicopters

After logging more than five weeks of touring Australia’s eastern sea board, the Airbus Helicopters H145, has successfully completed its Australian visit and is now heading home. Premium

US and Danish cooperation on BMD

Thomas Munkholm larsen, COO Weibel with Ric Rushton, Director Lockheed Martin. Credit: Weibel Scientific A/S

Lockheed Martin and Weibel Scientific A/S entered a partnership to apply Weibel's legacy in radar systems to ballistic missile defence (BMD) by creating the Gap-Filling Tracking Radar (GFTR). Premium

ADF helicopter training in PNG

An ARH Tiger will participate in the joint exercise with the PNGDF. Credit: Defence

The ADF is conducting helicopter exercises with the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s (PNGDF) Air Transport Wing. Premium

Defence infrastructure spend for Growler facilities and Fleet Base West

A $348m proposal has been submitted to upgrade RAAF facilities in preparation for the Growler’s entry into service in 2017. Credit: Boeing

Both Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling) and RAAF Base Amberley could be the recipients of proposed upgrades to infrastructure after announcements by the Finance and Defence Parliamentary Secretaries on 19 August.

RAAF ATC capability enhanced by Airbus contract

ASR-NG consists of a solid state primary radar using an advanced signal processing technology for medium and long-range air traffic surveillance. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has received two contracts worth approximately $195 million from CASG to equip and support military airfields with surveillance sensors.

NUSHIP Adelaide ready for final sea trials

“01” is almost ready to join her big sister in the fleet later this year. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

The second of the Landing Helicopter Dock ships built for the RAN will leave the Williamstown shipyard and head up the eastern coast of NSW to the Jervis Bay area. Premium

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After a stint with Boeing, former senior Defence official Kim Gillis is back into the fold to head up the new DMO aka the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group. Given recent testing of scramjets by our homegrown experts from UQ and DST Group, we’ve taken a look at the implications of hypersonic technology. Triton is tested for electromagnetic capability and Airbus Helicopters has been showcasing their H145M light utility helicopter to prospective civil buyers around the country. Premium