defence week 440-449

defence week 440

Land 19 Phase 7B decision thinking

The Norwegian NASAMS program has been a success for Kongsberg and Raytheon. Credit: Raytheon
Both Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne and CASG chief Kim Gillis have been open from the beginning that Smart Buyer will mean changes for how Defence does business.

defence week 442

Industry 4.0 agreement for digital transformation

The Australian PM's Industry 4.0 Taskforce and German equivalent Platform Industrie 4.0 have signed a cooperation agreement to modernise both manufacturing sectors.
Digital transformation will help ensure the future of Australian manufacturing.

defence week 444

Defence Budget 2017: On track for delivery

NUSHIP Hobart at speed during builders sea trials in September 2016. Credit: donbrice
All in all, the government is doing exactly what it said it would under the 2016 White Paper, Defence Integrated Investment Plan and Defence Industry Policy Statement.

defence week 446

Senate Estimates probes into LHD pod issues

HMAS Adelaide entered the Captain Cook Graving dock on 17th May so further investigations into the issues affecting the ships's two azimuth propulsion pod systems could be conducted. Credit: Defence
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett confirmed that migration of oils across seals in the azimuth propulsion pod systems had been observed.

defence week 441

Army need to work on specialist recruitment: ANAO

Australian Army officers and soldiers from Force Support Element-6 stand at ease during their farewell parade at Robertson Barracks, NT, prior to deploying to Middle-East Region. Credit: Defence
Army has 10 categories that have either serious or critical workforce issues and require direct management attention.

defence week 443

NZ P-8 buy one step closer

A 5 Squadron P-3K2 Orion aircraft departs RNZAF Auckland at Whenuapai for overseas deployment on Operation TIKI VII. The FASC program aims to replace the recently upgraded but ageing P-3K2 fleet in the mid 2020s. Credit: RNZAF
Although DSCA approval does not necessarily mean that an order will result, it is nevertheless an indication of serious intent.

defence week 445

Senate Estimates probes into LHD pod issues

HMAS Adelaide entered the Captain Cook Graving dock on 17th May so further investigations into the issues affecting the ships's two azimuth propulsion pod systems could be conducted. Credit: Defence
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett confirmed that migration of oils across seals in the azimuth propulsion pod systems had been observed.

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