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The Senate’s last minute Q&A session before election

The quiet signing of the Replenishment ship contract was the source of much debate during Senate Estimates. (L-R) Head Navy Capability RADM Jonathan Mead, Director General Specialist Ships Acquisition Peter Croser, President of Navantia José Manuel Revuelta and Director General Navy Capability CDRE Stephen Hughes. Credit: Navantia

Senate Budget Estimates is generally a fairly lively affair but last Friday’s proceedings were very cordial – at least to begin with. Premium

Inmarsat hosts Global Xpress boot camp

Global Xpress will deliver broadband speeds around 100 times faster than the company's fourth generation (I-4) constellation.

In an effort to educate current and possible new customers, Inmarsat has held a series of ‘boot camps’ around the country.

Type 26 entry into service delayed further

The Global Combat Ship design is a variant of the Type 26 shortlisted for Australia’s Sea 5000 Future Frigate program. Credit: BAE Systems

The UK MoD has signed a further £472 million, 15-month extension with BAE Systems for design development on the Type 26 program. Premium

F-35 software a step closer to warfighting capability

With software Blocks 2B and 3i now in their final configuration, the JPO is ones step closer to ending the software development and demonstration program. Credit: Lockheed Martin

The F-35 Joint Program Office released a public statement on 10 May announcing the final configurations of the program’s Block 2B and 3i software. Premium

WA project consultant awarded $46 million in Defence contracts

A sniper takes aim at a target on the Campbell Barracks combat range. The range will be refurbished under a contract awarded to Decmil. Credit: Defence

Decmil Australia has been awarded further work totalling $46 million for Defence in WA, NSW, NT and Queensland. Premium

Engineering analysis software MADe in Australia

Chris Stecki (L) receives the inaugural Australian Maritime Defence SME Innovation Grant award for MADe from the Chairman of Maritime Australia Limited, VADM Chris Ritchie (retd) at Pacific 2013. Credit: PHMT

Australian software developer PHM Technology announced that the Maintenance Aware Design environment software solution will be used by Babcock’s Analytic Solutions. Premium