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

Mindef praises Australia-US alliance

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.

defence week 448

Prime time for XTEK as Army acquires full SUAS capability

Army soldiers from 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) with a Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft vehicle at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane during a demonstration conducted in October 2016. Credit: Defence
SME XTEK has been propelled into the major league of local defence contractors, with the Commonwealth’s $101 million investment by far the largest in the company’s 40 year history.

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

Mindef praises Australia-US alliance

Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne said the Australia-US Alliance continues to go from strength to strength, following a successful visit to the United States.

defence week 447

Currawong close to delivering world beating capability

Boeing’s local development of key components of the system, such as the Tactical Services Router, seen here within the Network Access Module has resulted in technology that is world beating. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant
Boeing project director Lee Davis confirmed that the design phase had been completed, with formal testing underway and a field test for Army being planned for August this year.

defence week 449

D+I 2017: networking bonanza

The D+I Gala Awards were held on the night preceding the conference. D+I this year provided ample time for networking, a welcome change to the common conference format. Credit: Oneill Photographics
Building on the success of the rebooted event from last year, this year also incorporated the Essington Lewis Awards, where Defence partnered with ADM to recognise excellence in collaboration between CASG teams and industry.

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Editor Katherine Ziesing, the HunterNet Defence conference highlights, maritime workforce planning

Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway writes on his experience at DST Partnerships Week, looks at the Romeo effect on RAN capability, and provides updates on the three Sea 5000 Future Frigate contenders,    

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