20 Jul 2017
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Navy and industry gathered at HMAS Waterhen late last week to celebrate the imminent handover of the MV Sycamore, the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) procured under the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) program. While the vessel has been acquired under HATS, it will be spending approximately 300 days a year at sea in various training roles for the ADF.
Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) and its US Air Force Research Laboratory partner are now analysing data.
The Namuru Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver developed by the University of NSW and integrated by the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) has begun its year-long mission in space, after the US BIARRI Point cube satellite on which it is a payload was launched from the International Space Station (ISS).
The Australian National Audit Office has taken a look at how Defence spends its multi billion-dollar sustainment budget and concluded that in essence, it’s good, but not great. As many readers know, Defence has been under a constant reform program, with the organisation not really having the time between reform cycles to give changes time to bed down - a concept formally acknowledged in the First Principles Review (FPR).
Babcock has launched a new ICN Gateway for its submarine operations. The new Babcock Submarine Supply Chain Gateway is seeking to engage with companies that have capabilities in Castings and Forgings. Further ‘expressions of interest’ will be sought in the coming weeks. David Ruff, CEO of Babcock Australasia, said the ICN Gateway represented the “next logical step” in the company’s long-term commitment to the supply chain in Australia.
Defence has received the results of the KPMG Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative
The Department of Defence has launched an individual career coaching service for ADF members leaving the military, announced Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan.
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