Submarine combat system lab in Adelaide from Lockheed Martin, Thales and Saab

Saab, Lockheed Martin and Thales announced collaboration on an Adelaide based submarine combat system laboratory last week. From left, Dean Rosenfield, managing director, Saab Australia, Raydon Gates, chief executive, Lockheed Martin Australia & NZ and Adam Waldie, Underwater Systems Business Development Manager, Thales Australia. 
Credit: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia will open a submarine combat system laboratory at Mawson Lakes in Adelaide, to support Lockheed Martin’s target of providing the combat system for the SEA 1000 future submarine. Premium

Submarine CEP 101

The Collins class life will most likely be extended but no one wants to speak about that yet . . . [Defence]

With all the ‘news’ around the Future Submarine program floating about online and in the media, I would like to provide a few key facts in the mix. Premium

Exercise Northern Shield Concludes

Australian Army combat engineers move forward to clear a vehicle after the Ready Combat Team conducted a raid on Exmouth Marina against a simulated enemy during the culminating activity on Exercise Northern Shield 2015. [Defence]

Drawing to a close on September 25, Exercise Northern Shield has tested the ADF’s short-notice security response arrangements. Premium

Indonesia to buy Kilo submarines from Russia

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army navy operates the Kilo class 636. 
Credit: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Despite proposals to cut its defence budget by more than 6 per cent next year, the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) revealed to The Jakarta Post last week that it intended to purchase two Kilo class submarines from Russia to prop up its ageing submarine fleet. Premium

Crowdfunding saves CSIRO galaxy mapping program

Will this success see crowdfunding support other cuts to government programs. Credit: UNSW

Australian space scientists have raised nearly $80,000 through a crowdfunding website to complete a galaxy mapping project threatened by CSIRO budget cuts. Premium

US and Aus JSF program managers meet

The JSF program also had a recent win with the first refuelling of a USAF JSF with a RAAF KC-30A tanker. [USAF]

Representatives from the Joint Strike Fighter Division, the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF), US based F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) and JSF prime contractor Lockheed Martin have met in Canberra for the a JSF Site Activation Task Force (SATAF) planning session. Premium

Thomas Global Systems supporting Collins class submarine with Saab

The Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) work is part of the first stage of SEA 1439 Phase 3.1 Collins Obsolescence Management plan. [Defence]

Thomas Global Systems has completed delivery of key components for the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) Remediation Project for the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarines Premium

Defence Week Premium 368 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.368 of 1 Oct 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium