defence week 420-429

defence week 420

ANAO releases second disposals report

An F-111 on its way to final disposal is loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster. Credit: Defence
Last year when the first report into disposal was released, Defence didn’t come out of the process unharmed.

defence week 422

Fleet Tanker to dock for Sirius repairs

HMAS Sirius in the Captain Cook Graving Dock at Fleet Base East, Sydney in 2014. Credit: Navy Daily
The at-sea replenishment capability of the Royal Australian Navy has been dealt a blow with the WA-based fleet tanker HMAS Sirius returning to Sydney for dry dock repairs a little over two years since her last major refit.

defence week 424

Thales to design Collins sonar system upgrade

The flank arrays as seen here on HMAS Sheean will be upgraded based on designs from Thales. Credit: Defence
Thales has signed a $100 million design and pre-production contract to upgrade Collins class submarine sonar systems.

defence week 426

Assessing the industrial capabilities of Defence Industry

RUAG Australia recently won a CTD grant for an innovative laser cladding technology. Credit: RUAG Australia
Central to the DICP is the concept of Sovereign Industrial Capabilities which will be developed through focused research, analysis and consultation, across Defence and defence industry.

defence week 428

BAE Systems preps for Williamtown F-35 maintenance

BAE Systems Australia F-35 Campaign lead Andrew Gresham at the southern hangar currently used for Hawk maintenace but to soon to be re-purposed for the F-35 airframe MRO&U work. Credit: BAE Systems Australia (Kaye Noske)
When the first two Joint Strike fighters arrive, two fully-equipped F-35A airframe support bays will be awaiting them.

defence week 421

SA won't rest on shipbuilding laurels

SA Minister for Defence Industry Martin Hamilton-Smith (L) arrives aboard the Italian Navy ASW FREMM frigate ALPINO courtesy of a Navy NH-90 NFH helicopter. Credit: Kevin Naughton
SA Defence Industry Minister Martin Hamilton-Smith recently led a SA delegation to Europe alongside Premier Jay Weatherill.

defence week 423

First Poseidon touches down

The old and the new. An AP-3C and the first of the aircraft that will replace it – the Boeing P-8A Poseidon at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra. Credit: Defence
The first of 12 Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force touched down in Canberra on November 15.

defence week 425

Defence industry calls for clearer, robust guidelines on major projects

Some of the 1800 local builders at ASC gather to watch the keel laying ceremony of the second Air Warfare Destroyer. Credit: Defence
Australian companies may miss out on contracts if there was no clear policy.

defence week 427

Rheinmetall proposes military vehicle vision for Australasia

(L-R) Rheinmetall’s vehicle platform for Land 400 Phase 2 the Boxer CRV with HX77 and HX2 trucks delivered under Land 121 Phase 3 and the proposed Lynx IFV for Land 400 Phase 3. Credit: Rheinmetall Defence Australia
Rheinmetall Defence Australia will announce today a proposal for the establishment of a national infrastructure asset for military vehicles in Australia, to underpin a 50-year strategic relationship between the Commonwealth, the Australian Army and defence industry. Premium

defence week 429

Australian F-35s at Avalon

Australian F-35A AU-1, pictured here during its first flight, will be on show at Avalon this year. Credit: Lockheed Martin
ADM understands that both AU-1 and AU-2, the first Australian F-35A JSFs, are planning on making their Avalon debut this year.

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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.  

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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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