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.

Maritime programs get an airing at Senate Estimates

(L-R) Defence Secretary Dennis Richardson, Minister for Defence Marise Payne, CDF ACM Mark Binskin and Chief of Army LTGEN Angus Campbell front a Senate Estimates hearing. Credit: APH

Defence Secretary Dennis Richardson confirmed that a decision on the preferred solution for the Future Frigate will be made in the ‘first half of 2018’ during the latest round of Senate Estimates hearings.

Tectonica and Rheinmetall work together on Land 400

Altera, a local situational awareness system will be integrated into Rheinmetall’s Boxer CRV for the Land 400 Phase 2 offering. Credit: Rheinmetall Defence

Rheinmetall Defence and defence systems integrator Tectonica Australia have announced the development of technology designed to increase awareness and protection for Australian troops in combat.

SA sets sights on Land Systems Precinct

The proposed Land Integration and Innovation Centre will be located in the already established Land Systems Precinct to the north of the capital city of Adelaide.

First announced at the opening of the Land Forces convention in September, SA’s plans to develop a Land Integration and Innovation Centre have begun to take shape.

Triton forms USN’s first unmanned squadron

A rendition of Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton for the RAAF. Credit: Defence

Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19, consisting of only Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Tritons, has been officially formed and will soon operate out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville in a first for the US Navy. Premium

JORN technology for the US

Credit: Lockheed Martin Australia

The US Government has selected Lockheed Martin Australia to provide high frequency Over the Horizon Radar technology to the US Naval Research Laboratory. Premium

P-8A Poseidon training centre established in the US

Boeing’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer is part of the maintenance training suite that Boeing will provide to the Royal Australian Air Force. Credit: Boeing.

Boeing has installed a new P-8A Poseidon training centre at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State, US, as the base begins preparations for the arrival of P-8 aircraft beginning in 2017. Premium

Boeing to take over Chinook maintenance

Army now has 10 CH-47F Chinooks operating out of RAAF Base Townsville. Credit: Defence

Deep maintenance on Army’s CH-47F Chinooks will be carried out by Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) from 1 January 2017.

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