Defence Week Premium 410 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.410 of 18 Aug 2016 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Saab to upgrade RBS-70 under Air 90

Members of 16 Air Defence Regiment, Lieutenant Moutrage and Lance Bombardier Freeman, wait for orders to set up for the live firing of an RBS-70 missile at Woomera, South Australia. Credit: Defence

Saab has signed a contract to upgrade the Army’s RBS 70 ground-based air defence weapon system and Giraffe AMB radar. Premium

Pitch Black draws to a close

A range of local and international aircraft take part in EX Pitch Black each year. Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Exercise Pitch Black 2016, the largest air power exercise held in Australia and the RAAF’s largest training activity this year, will draw to a close on Friday. Premium

Networking Hercules – C-130J Link 16 upgrade

Aircraft (A97-468) is the first RAAF C130-J-30 Hercules to have the Link 16 technology fitted. Credit: Defence

The first RAAF Lockheed C-130J-30 Hercules to be upgraded with a Link 16 Tactical Data Link (TDL) system began operational test and evaluation in Darwin late last week. Premium

Tender watch has some highlights

The Royal Australian Air Force transported Australian 9 Squadron veterans from RAAF Base Amberley and Canberra to Auckland, NZ, for the retirement ceremony for the NZ Defence Force Iroquois fleet. Credit: Defence

A recent $255,000 contract for Project Definition Study for Replacement Program with Execujet Australia and another for Skytraders sees CASG taking an active interest in the replacement of the VIP fleet one can assume. Premium

ABDIU examines role of industry as a FIC

Senator David Fawcett stood in for Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne last week. Credit: Defence

The Australian Business Defence Industry Unit hosted a range of Defence and Defence Industry leadership last week Premium

Meggitt upgrades Weapons Training Simulation System for new F88

Every ADF member spends time in the WTSS honing their skills. Credit: Defence

Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded an $US18 million contract from CASG Premium

Puma UAS deployed with USN

The Puma is part of the small UAS family from AeroVironment including the Wasp and Raven. Image credit: USN

The US Navy has tested and deployed the AeroVironment RQ-20B Puma small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Premium

Tests on F-35 Ejection Seat Modifications to Conclude

The balance of forces between the ejection seat, pilot weight and helmet weight is a delicate one. Image credit: Martin-Baker

Two equipment modifications designed to make the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s ejection seat safe for use by lightweight pilots will wrap up testing by the second week of September Premium

International Defence Officers visit Exercise Koolendong

This Koolendong sees French troops involved for the first time alongside the US and Australia. Credit: Defence

A group of senior defence officers from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore visited the NT to observe Exercise Koolendong 2016 Premium

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