Defence Week 380-389

defence week 380

Defence and Lockheed Martin sign Sea 1770 contract

REA will be crucial to the conduct of the LHDs in their amphibious and humanitarian aid and disaster relief (HADR) roles. Credit: Defence
The equipment and resources will provide critical information on how the physical environment may affect an operation. Premium

defence week 382

F-35 report: JPO seeks to fend off Pentagon Chief Tester’s concerns

Australian F-35A serial A001 flying out of Luke Air Force Base, US. Credit: Lockheed Martin
The Pentagon’s Director of Operational Testing and Evaluation (DOT&E) Michael Gilmore has released his report into the F-35 Lightning II for US Congress with the Joint Program office (JPO) saying the deficiencies raised are “well known” and come as “no surprise”. Premium

defence week 384

Abrams the heart of joint land war fighting: Chief of Army

Staring down the 120 millimetre barrel of an Abrams. Chief of Army considers the Main Battle Tank a Joint Fires Coordination Centre. Credit: Defence
Years of uncertainty surrounding the future of Army’s Abrams M1A1 main battle tanks have been dispelled by Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell. Premium

defence week 386

White Paper strategic context: unpacking the ‘C-word’

What the paper fails to do is make the strong link between the massive naval regeneration that Navy is undergoing and the strategic need for increasing these assets. Credit: Reuters
When the White Paper came out, there were commentators whose first task was to search the document for how many times the ‘C-word’ was mentioned and how. Premium

defence week 388

Navantia Selected to build Navy’s Replenishment Ships

Destined to become a familiar silhouette on the horizon – Navantia’s Cantabria in service with the Armada. Credit: Defence
The resulting backlash has forced Defence Minister Marise Payne to defend the decision before she even formally announced it. Premium

defence week 381

Sea 1000 down to two? Unlikely.

Reports indicating the bid pitched by TKMS for the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program was no longer in contention need to be treated with some scepticism.

defence week 383

ADM2016 Congress highlights

The Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne (L) with ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing. Credit: ADM David Jones
Over 400 delegates at the ADM2016 Congress in Canberra this week heard a range of speakers set the tone for the year ahead.

defence week 385

White Paper 2016: Defence hands down the trifecta

The 2016 Defence White Paper has been formally released by the Prime Minister and Minister for Defence. Credit: Defence
As a coherent whole, the documents make for some of the best reading to come out of the department this century.

defence week 387

SM-6 pulls off hat-trick with ASuW capability

An SM-6 missile launches from the deck of DDG USS John Paul Jones. Credit: Raytheon
In January at a Raytheon SM-6 successfully engaged the decommissioned FFG-7 target ship USS Reuben James in a flight test.

defence week 389

Yes Minister in session at extra Senate Estimates

Credit: The Australian Senate
This conversation happened during an extra session of Senate Estimates last week on March 17. Premium

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In the latest issue

ADM covers Sea power.

Editor Katherine Ziesing questions the whereabouts of the national shipbuilding plan, and writes on the passing of Sea Acceptance Trials by NUSHIP Hobart and Ultra Electronics and Sea 5000. 

Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway covers Airborne Gateway trials for King Airs, the contenders for both the armed MUAS requirement and the Special Purpose Aircraft replacements, the potential of the Swordfish MPA for the RNZAF and the definition of future naval UAS capability.

Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr provides a wrap on Air Mobility Group's presence at Avalon, and reports on the competition for the ARH replacement, CAE's KC-30A simulators, and the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program and its industry engagement.  

Patrick Durrant reviews fast jets and weapons at Avalon and gives an update on the Sea 5000 Future Frigate program in the lead up to RFT issue.

Philip Smart puts the SME Spotlight on Cairns-based shipbuilder and sustainer Norship Marine and new Lockheed Martin Australia boss Vince di Pietro is our From the Source interviewee.

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