defence week 400-409

defence week 400

AMV35 breaks cover

The AMV35 was on show at APV Safety Product’s facility in Campbellfield, on Melbourne’s northern outskirts. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway
BAE Systems unveiled its Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle competitor for Land 400 Phase 2 last week

defence week 402

Air Force looks towards KC-30A upgrades

RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft conduct their first air-to-air refuelling boom contact in May last year. Credit: Defence
The Royal Australian Air Force is looking at significant capability upgrades to its KC-30A multi-role tanker transport an Airbus DS executive has revealed.

defence week 404

Upgraded Phalanx for LHDs in 2018

An example of the Phalanx Mk15 Block 1B that has arrived in Adelaide for the Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyers. Credit: Defence
Government approval has been received to install up to three Phalanx 20mm Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) on both of the RAN’s 27,500 tonne Canberra class Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs).

defence week 406

Defence industry welcomes new portfolio

Companies in regional centres seeking to be a part of major defence shipbuilding programs such as Sea 5000 and Sea 1180 can attend the briefings to learn more about the supply chain opportunities involved. Credit: Defence
The surprise announcement of Monday’s minor cabinet reshuffle was the creation of a new Defence Industry portfolio to be led by SA MP Christopher Pyne

defence week 408

Lockheed Martin Australia appoints new leadership

Lockheed Martin ANZ CEO Raydon Gates and CTO Dr. Keoki Jackson at the announcement of the establishment of the STELaR Lab. Credit: Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin made the announcement yesterday that serving local chief executive Raydon Gates is stepping down after six years in the job.

defence week 401

D+I reboot a success

BAE Systems chief operating officer David Bond presents while MC/presenter Greg Divall, Group Business Manager Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group prepares for the following Q&A session. Credit: ADM (David Jones)
The Defence plus Industry conference has gone back to its roots in Canberra this week.

defence week 403

Trophy in action for the first time: IDF account

An IDF Merkava IV MBT on the move. Credit: Rafael
In a first for international media, Major Sapir of the IDF has related his experience with the Trophy active protection system during the 2014 conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

defence week 405

Defence ERP pseudo tender released

The scope of the ERP project is large to say the least. Credit: Defence
There are more fun and games to be had in Defence IT it seems, with CIOG overhauling the ERP Defence INSIGHT program.

defence week 407

Rheinmetall and BAE/Patria for Land 400 Phase 2

CASG chief Kim Gillis has announced that both BAE/Patria and Rheinmetall have been down selected to take part in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) for Land 400 Phase 2.

defence week 409

Hornet, Growler sustainment contract announced

No. 6 Squadron aircraft technicians perform corrosion inspections on the wing of an F/A-18F Super Hornet at RAAF Base Amberley. The contract will see Boeing Defence Australia provide sustainment services for an initial five year period. Credit: Defence
Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of a new $264 million contract to provide ongoing sustainment services for F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the newly acquired EA-18G Growler fleets. 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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