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The running of the Melbourne Cup always seems to signal the beginning of the end of the year. But no signs of anything slowing down in Defence circles. Premium

ASC sees over $1 billion in revenue: 2014-2015 annual report

Innovation at the shipyard has resulted in a productivity improvement of approximately 30 per cent and an expected 12 month saving in the time it takes to complete a full cycle docking. Credit: ASC

ASC has released its annual report for the last financial year and the numbers presented in it are open to interpretation. Premium

New tankers to have VIP interior

While the tanker configuration for the two additional aircraft is frozen and the conversion contract signed, the cabin configuration is not frozen at this point in time. Credit: Nigel Pittaway

A delegation from the RAAF arrived in Spain last week to discuss the installation of VIP interiors in the two KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft it has on order.

New Wind Tunnel’s future in doubt as University seeks land sale

The $5 million wind tunnel was only completed in 2011. Credit: University of Adelaide

The future of Australia’s second largest industrial wind tunnel may be in doubt, after the University of Adelaide announced it may sell the Thebarton Campus that houses the facility. Premium

PWC conducts hearings into Growler facilities and range upgrades

Significant upgrades are required at various Defence establishments to support the arrival of the RAAF’s EA-18G Growler in 2017. Credit: Defence

On November 4 the Public Works Committee (PWC) conducted two hearings into projects concerning future EA-18G Growler facilities and the Delamere Air Weapons Range in the NT.

C-RAM contract signed

The Giraffe Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) radar above the Tarin Kot base in Afghanistan in 2011. Credit: Defence

Defence has signed a contract with Saab Australia for in-service support of the C-RAM radar, Lightweight Counter-Mortar Radar and the GAMB Training System. Premium

CASG New General Manager Submarines

Rear Admiral Stephen Johnson (USN Retd) has commenced his new role as General Manager Submarines with CASG. Credit: USN

Rear Admiral Stephen Johnson (US Navy, Retd) has been appointed the new General Manager Submarines within the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG). Premium

ADF trials new data transfer technology

For the first time, the Australian Defence Force has transferred high quality imagery and colour video via Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) radio. Credit: Defence

The ADF has transferred high quality imagery and colour video via Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) radio as part of the Royal Australian Air Force’s technology upgrade, Plan Jericho. Premium

Defence in Business – Opportunities in Ipswich

The DiB panel (L-R): Craig Tyson, Laurie Mundt, Robert Kremer and Lindsay Pears. Credit: David Jones.

On 31 October Defence in Business (DiB) staged a series of presentations regarding business and employment opportunities in and around Ipswich.

Aviation workforce survey needs you

Two surveys have been developed, one which seeks the views of the Aviation industry, and the second for those organisations involved in delivering training to the Aviation industry. Credit: Qantas

The study will consider workforce and training issues affecting the Aviation industry

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