Defence Week Premium 411 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no. 410 of 25 Aug 2016 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. Premium

Vertical lift options for the ADF?

Two prototypes of the S-97 Raider light tactical helicopter are now flying. Credit: Sikorsky

Australia is exchanging ideas with the US Army on its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program Premium

Eye in the sky – Heron Operations in PB16

A Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft from No 5 Flight lands at RAAF Base Tindal during Exercise Pitch Black 2016. Credit: Defence

As part of the RAAF’s ongoing program to ‘normalise’ unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operations in Australian airspace.. Premium

Joint Threat Emitter debuts in Pitch Back

Personnel from the USAF unload a Joint Threat Emitter from a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III after it arrives at RAAF Darwin during Exercise Pitch Black 2016. Credit: Defence

In another first for the recently concluded Pitch Black air defence exercise held in the NT, Northrop Grumman’s Joint Threat Emitter System (JTE) was used to provide a credible surface to air threat. Premium

Lithuania buys Boxer

The Boxer is also a contender dor phases 2 and 3 of Land 400 in Australia. Credit: Rheinmetall.

Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) will soon be supplying the Lithuanian armed forces with 88 Boxer multirole armoured fighting vehicles. Premium

Locally made JSF weapons for UK

Credit: UK MoD

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth around £184 million for ASRAAM missile. Premium

Raytheon to produce NSM launchers in US

Raytheon will produce the NSM launcher in the US thanks to a partnering deal with Kongsberg. Credit: Defense Industry Daily

Raytheon Company has received an initial contract to produce Naval Strike Missile (NSM) launchers at its production facility in Arizona. Premium

Testing 3D printing at high speed

This aviation engine was printed in 3D at the last Avalon Air show. Credit: Sydney Morning Herald

Advents in advanced materials processing, such as additive manufacturing, are producing promising novel materials that are of interest to the aerospace, defence and energy sectors. Premium

$10 billion contract to Lockheed Martin for C-130Js

A RAAF C-130J in action at EX Pitch Black recently. Credit: Defence

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$10 billion contract for the support the C-130J program. Premium