defence week 430-439

defence week 430

Navantia to talk Sea 5000 with industry

Rendition of Navantia’s design for Project Sea 5000 Future Frigate. Credit: Navantia
Navantia Australia is seeking to engage with partners from Australian industry as part of the company’s work on Australia’s Future Frigates.

defence week 432

Report outlines vital role of collaboration for defence capability

The panel at the NSW Defence Collaboration Symposium: (L-R) Benjamin Hayes, assistant secretary Defence Industry Policy Division; Air Marshal (Retd) John Harvey, NSW Defence Advocate; Professor Chun Wang, UNSW, head of mechanical and manufacturing engineering; Mark Baker managing director Sonartech Atlas; and Darren Burrowes, CTO The Blue Zone Group. Credit: ADM (Patrick Durrant)
Attitudes and behaviours, according to the report, will count more than contracts and policy when it comes to establishing effective collaboration.

defence week 434

Chief of Air Force releases new strategy

Senior vice president (Global Sales and Marketing) for Boeing Defence and Space Tom Bell (L) gifts a model of the EA-18G Growler to Chief of Air Force AIRMSHL Leo Davies on the occasion of the aircraft's arrival in Australia. Credit: ADM (Patrick Durrant)
Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Leo Davies released Air Force’s new 2017-2017 Strategy at the Chief of Air force Symposium this week prior to the Avalon Air Show. Premium

defence week 436

IIP website in ‘next couple of months’: VCDF

The Integrated Investment Plan was released in conjunction with the Defence White Paper a year ago.

defence week 438

Ex-RAN FFGs for Poland?

A decision on the future of the three remaining FFGs is expected before the end of 2017

defence week 431

F-35A cost down to under US$100 million

Lockheed Martin F-35 production line at Fort Worth in Texas. Both BAE Systems Australia and Northrop Grumman Australia are subcontractors on the F-35 program, providing in-roads to their respective supply chains. Credit: Lockheed Martin (Angel DelCueto)
The US Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement in principle on reducing the cost of the next lot of F-35 Lightning II aircraft to below US$100 million.

defence week 433

FREMM Carabiniere: the new cop in town

The Italian ASW frigate Carabiniere departs Fleet Base East in Sydney Harbour. Credit: ADM (Patrick Durrant)
On Tuesday the Italian Militare Marina’s FREMM frigate Carabiniere departed Sydney for Melbourne on another leg of her busy Australian PR tour with ADM embarked.

defence week 435

Avalon delivers thunder downunder

An Air Force F-35A Lightning II arrives at Avalon for the 2017 Australian International Airshow. Credit: Defence
The 13th biennial Avalon International Airshow certainly upped the ante in all respects last week.

defence week 437

Civmec teams with ASC on OPVs

Civmec/Forgacs will build a 40 storey shipbuilding hall on a seven hectare site south of the existing facility seen here at Henderson, WA. Credit: Civmec
Both companies have been jointly chosen by two of the three shortlisted designers, Damen and Lürssen, to work with them on the project tender.

defence week 439

ASC steps it up in the West

ASC's Max Noble and Jennifer Veale look out across the upgraded facility at Henderson. Credit: ASC
ASC West has been structured to optimally support five boats out of WA and its facilities at Henderson have been developed accordingly.

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In the latest issue

ADM covers Simulation and Underwater Technology.

Editor Katherine Ziesing reports from Israel on the Heron TP, and questions whether the Defence approach towards simulation is broad enough; she also takes a look at planning for ASW systems.

Deputy-Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway provides a comprehensive wrap of news from the Paris Air Show and Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr talks to key personnel for an update on the Sea 1000 Future Submarine program.

Philip Smart reports on LVC as experienced by the RAAF during exercises like Coalition Virtual Flag and puts the SME Spotlight on Defence 3D.

Patrick Durrant visits Boeing's Joint Battle Management - Development Environment and considers the potential and challenges for unmanned maritime systems

Talking From the Source this month is CEO Naval Group Australia, Brent Clark. View the digital edition here.



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