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This week has seen both the Minister and the Secretary among others fronting Senate Estimates. Minister Payne has indicated she hasn't directed any changes be made to the pending White Paper. Premium

Unmanned Surveillance System trialled in Talisman Sabre

SHARC uses solar power for communications and processing and handles its own navigation to get to its destination. Credit: Boeing

Boeing has revealed that the US Navy and ADF trialled its SHARC unmanned surveillance system during the recent Talisman Sabre exercise in northern Australia. Premium

RAAF carries out first C-27J air drop trials

A single Container Delivery System was delivered in each pass, allowing the aircraft's crew to build their experience in the correct methods of air drop with the Spartan. Credit: Defence

The RAAF’s new battlefield airlifter, the Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan, performed a series of air drop trials in early October. Premium

SM-6 proves dual role capability

When the SM-6 deploys with the new “Dual 1” software in 2016, it will be the only missile in the world capable of both anti-air warfare and ballistic missile defence from sea. Credit: Missile Defense Agency

The 2009 White Paper stated that the Air Warfare Destroyers will be equipped with the Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) long-range surface to air missile (SAM). Premium

More BOL Self-Protection Pods for Hornets

The BOL dispenser can be seen just beneath the wing roundel on the upper aircraft. Credit: Saab

Saab has received an order from Australia for a number of additional BOL countermeasure dispensers to be used on F/A-18A/B Hornet aircraft. Premium

Austal rolls out Omani HSSV

The first HSSV will be delivered to the Royal Navy of Oman in early 2016. Credit: Austal

Austal has rolled out the first of two 72m High Speed Support Vessels (HSSV’s) being built for the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO), today, at the company’s Henderson Western Australia shipyard.

Rheinmetall awards contract to regional NSW manufacturing company

Milspec will design front bar, rear and truck cabin installation kits. Credit: RMMVA

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) recently awarded Milspec Manufacturing a significant contract for the supply of over 2,500 vehicle installation kits. Premium

Consultant Engineer to provide support for Sea 1000

SMNMT Ethan Ollington and ABMT Submariner Cooper Harman re-install the exhaust uptake components on the Hedamora Diesel Land Based Test Facility at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. Credit: Defence

Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash is utilising its Adelaide-based team to provide specialist engineering technical support to the Sea 1000 Future Submarine Program.