Japanese Future Sub delegation keen to make a good impression in Adelaide

Director of the Japanese Ministry of Defense Weapons and Warships Division, Dr. Shigenori Mishima, reaffirmed Japan's submarine building credentials as part of his presentation to the Japanese Government and Industry SEA 1000 industry briefing in Adelaide on Wednesday. Credit: Philip Smart

Industry representatives attended the Japanese Government and Industry Sea 1000 briefing at the Defence Teaming Centre. Premium

SimTecT 2015 conference wrap

SimTect demonstrated the latest in simulation technology, through its exhibition spaces and with an opening live demonstration in the opening session. Credit: Philip Smart

Last week’s SimTect 2015, held in Adelaide, brought together more than 800 delegates from as far away as Ecuador to see the state of simulation in Australia. Premium

NZ opts for the AR-15 to replace Austeyrs

A US Army issue AR-15 M4. Credit: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons bit.ly/1JuqPQ9

Following trials with eight contenders, the New Zealand Defence Force has selected what is believed to be a US-manufactured 5.56mm AR15/M4-type rifle to replace its in-service Austeyrs. Premium

Sea 1354 – The feelers are out for a new submarine rescue system

Lines are attached to the James Fisher Defence LR5 rescue vehicle by a Franmarine underwater services swimmer in preparation for recovering the rescue vehicle onboard the Defence Maritime Services rescue ship, Seahorse Standard. Credit: Defence

Project Sea 1354 Phase 1 Submarine Rescue Service (SRS) has been granted First Pass government approval to solicit the market with an invitation to register (ITR) now out.

Oshkosh wins $US6.7 billion JLTV contract

Oshkosh JLTVs. Credit: Oshkosh

Oshkosh Defense has been awarded a $US6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for US Forces. Premium

Austal posts record results

LCS 10 (USS Gabrielle Gifford) built by Austal USA is rolled out of their production facility in Mobile, Alabama. Credit: Austal USA

Austal Limited announced it has delivered record revenue and earnings for the year ended 30 June 2015, with net profit after tax of $53.2 million, a 66.8 per cent increase on FY2014.

Secure military communications system wins Eureka Prize

To ensure highly reliable communications, the SCS-100 establishes simultaneous connections via Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, BGAN satellite, Ethernet and ADSL. Credit: M5 Network Security

A mobile communications system that allows users to connect easily and securely to classified networks from anywhere in the world has taken out the 2015 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. Premium

Grant to foster advanced technologies for F-35

Kellie Hussey and David Welling are part of the Advanced Manufacturing team at Edinburgh Parks. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

A $2.5 million Federal Government grant to BAE Systems Australia will be used to develop its work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and target new work machining parts for aircraft engines.

Helo pilot assistance system demonstrated

The SferiAssist simulator – a combination of sensors provides a realistic picture of surroundings. Credit: Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has demonstrated Sferion, a pilot assistance system to protect helicopters in restricted visibility conditions, during a series of live flights at its International Training Centre in Bückeburg, Germany. Premium

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This week the Japanese Future Submarine delegation have been strutting their stuff in Adelaide and attempted to put paid to the rumours that have been circulating on alleged favouritism and an alleged "Captain's pick". ADM Philip Smart was there to hear what they had to say and also paid a visit to the SimTecT 2015. Premium