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

First Australian Pilatus PC-21 pilots commence training in Switzerland

The first Australian pilots to undertake conversion training on the PC-21 as part of the Air 5428 new Pilot Training System Project, pictured at the Pilatus airfield at Stans, Switzerland. Credit: Defence

The transition team responsible for development of the new training curriculum and systems acquired under Air 5428 have arrived in Switzerland. Premium

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Defence and cyber security have been high on the agenda for the PM during visits this week to troops and leaders in the Middle East and meetings with US Defence Secretary Ash Carter and President Obama in Washington. Premium

Studies highlight gap in Australia’s preparedness for Cyber Warfare

PM Malcolm Turnbull announces a new Cyber Security Dialogue between Australia and the US. Credit: Twitter via @TurnbullMalcolm

On Tuesday the Australian Centre for Cyber Security (ACCS) released two studies highlighting Australia’s lack of preparedness for cyber war. Premium

Tips from the Red Baron on flying the Air Force way

ADF pilot hopefuls are gaining practical flight training in Alpha 160 aerobatic trainers much like the CT-4Bs used by the BAE Systems Training Academy in Tamworth. Credit: Red Baron Pilot Training

ADF pilot candidates are gaining practical training to pass the ADF’s crucial flight screening program, with a little help from the Red Baron. Premium

WFEL wins $109m ADF bridging contract

Ian Wilson, managing director WFEL and Bob Lumley, deputy director general, Land Manoeuvre Systems, CASG after contract signing. Credit: WFEL Australia

The agreement signed by the tactical military bridge manufacturer, is made up of two contracts and follows an internationally competed tender.

QinetiQ starts fatigue testing on Thales’s Hawkei vehicle

Hawkei will be subjected to rigorous fatigue tests - Qinetiq Australia has also conducted military aircraft full scale fatigue tests and full scale component tests for civil aircraft such as the flaps on the 787 Dreamliner. Credit: Defence

QinetiQ Australia has commenced the second phase of full scale fatigue testing on the Hawkei vehicle

CIOG seeks ICT delivery head

CIO Peter Lawrence (Centre) and staff including 
CIOG ICT Operations head AVM Andrew Dowse in a meeting with US counterparts. Credit: Defence

Defence’s CIO Group is looking for a new technology deputy to lead the implementation of its suite of IT projects. Premium