DCNS leaning towards hybrid option for Sea 1000

The Shortfin Barracuda is the reference design being offered by DCNS Australia for Sea 1000. Credit: DCNS Australia

Speaking to media, the DCNS senior leadership team of Sean Costello and Brent Clark outlined their preference for a hybrid build of the Future Submarine.

Williams Foundation Plan Jericho Design-Led Innovation Seminar report released

Credit: Lockheed Martin

A comprehensive report on the Williams Foundation 6 August seminar, Plan Jericho, Shaping Design-Led Innovation, has been prepared for the Foundation by Dr Robbin Laird. Premium

Defence Estate management lessons from the UK

Project Single Living Environment and Accommodation Precinct (LEAP) buildings at RAAF Base Amberley. Credit: Defence

One of the major problems facing the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (DE&IG) is how to best manage an ageing Defence Estate to deliver facilities that are fit for purpose for the ADF and at the same time are sustainable and provide value for money. Premium

NZ turns to the Koreans for fleet tanker replacement

The Royal New Zealand Navy HMNZS Endeavour departs Darwin, Northern Territory, Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015. Credit: Defence

The NZ Ministry of Defence has shortlisted Hyundai Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) to provide best and final offers for the replacement of the Royal NZ Navy fleet tanker HMNZS Endeavour. Premium

Lockheed Martin protests Oshkosh $US6.7b JLTV contract win

Oshkosh JLTVs Credit: Oshkosh

Lockheed Martin has filed a formal protest against a $US6.75 billion US Army contract for new armoured trucks awarded to Oshkosh Corp last month. Premium

FREMM shipbuilders DCNS and rival Fincantieri get cosy

The French FREMM lead ship Aquitaine. Both DCNS and Fincantieri build versions of the FREMM for the French and Italian navies. Credit: DCNS

French naval shipbuilder DCNS and Italian rival Fincantieri are in discussions about creating a joint venture. Premium

A $14 million boost for defence innovation

The Minister for Defence Kevin Andrews, and Dr Alex Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist, listen as Peter Rowland (Micro-X) explains some of the new technology on display prior to the Minister announcing the successful organisations from Round 19 of Defence's Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program in 2015. Credit: Defence

Seven Australian organisations will receive Australian Government funding of $14.2 million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that can enhance defence capability. Premium

Ex-army chief joins Deloitte as special adviser to CEO

LTGEN Morrison and Deloitte Australia CEO Cindy Hook. Credit: news.com.au

Deloitte Australia has recruited former Army chief Lieutenant General David Morrison as a special adviser on leadership. Premium

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For Defence, time can only tell what may come as the dust settles after a tumultuous week in Canberra. Will Kevin Andrews stay on as Minister? Otherwise it's business as usual as our editor Katherine Ziesing reads between the lines on what the DCNS leadership had to say about the Future Submarine Program – is a hybrid build their preferred option? Premium