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.

Productivity Commission questions value of local sub build

The first DCNS Barracuda-class submarine Suffren under construction. It is difficult to ascertain in clear economic terms exactly how Australia will benefit from a local build. Credit: DCNS Group

The Commission has played down the benefits of a local build of submarines as well as the returns being made on significant investment in defence industry support programs. Premium

WA industry hosts Pyne but no guarantees

(L-R) BAE Systems Australia CEO Glynn Phillips with the Minister and Senator Reynolds. Credit: BAE Systems Australia

Despite Minister Pyne's touring of key WA-based defence contractors this week, concern prevails on whether the state will receive a greater slice of the shipbuilding pie announced earlier this year. Premium

Navantia and Sage sign for naval automation and monitoring

(L-R) Navantia Australia MD Francisco Barón, Sage GM Operations Paul Johnson, Sage MD Andrew Downs, Navantia head Commercial and BD Juan De la Cueva, Sage CFO Dion Draper. Credit: Navantia

Sage Automation and Navantia Australia have formally executed a Joint Venture Agreement creating local capability in naval automation and monitoring. Premium

Raytheon sponsors vital Soldier On role

Raytheon Australia will provide $150,000 in sponsorship, over three years, to fund Soldier On’s Canberra based Reintegration Officer. Premium

Homegrown software speeds up battlefield simulations

Enhanced behaviour modelling software has been developed that could eventually create real-time combat simulations. Credit: Defence

SA university researchers have developed simulation software that can rapidly modify existing combat strategies to improve established doctrine. Premium

Master plan for Adelaide’s Techport

The Techport Australia site at Osborne, SA. The master plan will prepare the site for delivery of the Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Frigates and Future Submarines Credit: Techport Australia

SA cabinet has been briefed on a new $1 million master plan for Techport Australia ahead of the commencement of $88 billion worth of naval shipbuilding contracts in 2018. Premium

Global Hawk UAS surpasses 200k hours

Global Hawk is the predecessor to the US Navy’s
MQ-4C Triton under consideration for acquisition by the RAAF. Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman’s autonomous Global Hawk UAS has surpassed 200,000 flight hours. Premium

OSI Signs RNZN radar contract

The two X-band radars will be controlled using OSI’s Radar HMI software module. Credit: OSI Maritime

OSI Maritime Systems has announced the signing of a contract to supply new radars as part of the RNZN Anzac Class FSU Project. Premium

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