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.

Call to establish national space agency

In matter of days, weather permitting, two research satellites designed and built in Sydney will be launched from Cape Canaveral. The “UNSW-EC0” satellite is a sole UNSW project, while “INSPIRE-2” is a University of Sydney project made in collaboration with the UNSW based Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) and the Australian National University. These satellites form part of a world-wide consortium of 50 research organisations coming together to launch a constellation of small satellites, or “cubesats”, in a world first for space collaboration, known as the QB50 Project. Credit: Defence

A space agency and program would provide vital coordination to exploit a growing market.

Inmarsat eyes AsiaPac deployable SATCOM opportunities

The Swarm45 terminal provides high data rate communications from any high-throughput Ka-band satellite. The portable terminal has a total weight of 14.5kg, conforming to IATA regulations with packaging. Credit: Paradigm

High throughput satellites networks such as GlobalXpress will be growing their capacity by at least seven times in the next nine to ten years.

ST Kinetics for Singapore AFV

The final prototype of the NG AFV which is expected to be commissioned by 2019. Singapore MINDEF

The next generation AFV will replace the Ultra M113 AFV as a key component of the Singapore Armed Forces’ mechanised forces. Premium

US engineers put M777ER to the test

The newly modified M777A2 howitzer has the potential to double the system's current artillery range. Credit: US Army Erin Usawicz

The modification adds a metre to the cannon and less than 450 kilograms to the overall system. Premium

Knifefish proves unmanned MCM capability

The test demonstrated the UUV’s capability to detect and classify potential mines, at a variety of depths, each posing a unique threat to naval vessels operating in a mission area. Premium

Canada's interim Super Hornet option takes shape

A wooden mock-up of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II in Canadian Forces markings. Canada has continued to remain as a partner in the program despite the Liberal Government's pre-election opposal to the former government's purchase plans. Credit: A Hunt via Wikimedia Commons

Canada has outlined its requirements on capabilities, schedule and economic benefits for 18 Super Hornet aircraft to supplement its current fleet until an open and transparent competition can be completed. Premium

JSF Industry Development – Call for Submissions

Quickstep produces F-35 vertical tailfin components for Marand Precision Engineering and BAE Systems Australia. Credit: Marand

DMTC is seeking expressions of interest from industry and research organisations to develop and enhance Australian industry capabilities in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.

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