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.

F-35 repairs a win for Australia

A US Navy sailor assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America secures an F-35B Lightning II aircraft to the ship’s flight deck during flight operations. RUAG Australia has been selected to conduct repairs on F-35 landing gear, wheels and brakes. Credit: US Navy by Seaman Joshua Samoluk

It comes as no surprise that BAE Systems has welcomed Australia’s selection by the US Department of Defense to undertake the majority of F-35 component repair assignments for the Pacific region from 2025. Premium

NZ releases aircrew training capability tender

A RNZAF King Air B200 at Wellington Airport. Credit: Rodney Maas (flyinggeek.blogspot.com.au)

The NZ Government released an RFT to industry for a leased fleet of Beechcraft King Air aircraft under its Aircrew Training Capabilityprogram on November 1. Premium

The challenges of sourcing talent for major projects

The forum will discuss the skills management and structural change needed to transform the defence industry to a new and capable techno-skilled force. Credit: Mobility and skills Global Forum

With the ADF embarking on an unprecedented range of acquisitions, build programs and development, Mark Ryan believes the nation needs to plan how it will produce the talent needed to manage them effectively.

Leidos signs first major Australian contract

(L-R) Director of Security and Defence Leidos Australia Paul Chase, Assistant Secretary Critical Systems, Joint Systems Division Alison Petchell, Managing Director of Leidos Australia Christine Zeitz and Head of Electronic Systems Division RADM Tony Dalton after signing the contract. Credit: Defence

Leidos Australia has been awarded the JP 2030 (Joint Command Support Environment [JCSE]) Phase 8 Sustainment contract to the value of $55 million.

New battle management software for the NZ Army

The new system will enable the NZDF to gain a complete picture of the situation on the ground and share information quickly. Credit: Systematic

The NZDF will soon have access to cutting-edge communication systems, providing a complete picture of the battlefield and allowing information to be shared quickly. Premium

ViDAR continues to impress

Operator view of a fast attack craft autonomously detected and cued with ViDAR. Credit: Sentient Vision Systems

Australian SME Sentient Vision Systems’ ViDAR has successfully completed its capability demonstration with the UK’s Royal Navy at their Unmanned Warrior exercise.

Nova Group acquires Geoplex

Geoplex has developed software such as TripRisk which uses open data to demonstrate how visualisation can increase community awareness of high crash zones in Victoria. Credit: Geoplex.com.au

Nova Group, parent company of Nova Systems, GVH Aerospace and Auspace has acquired Australian based geospatial firm, Geoplex.

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