Frigate contenders warned off ASC/Austal build option

Both Austal and ASC CEOs told the committee that meaningful engagement with the contenders had ended after the RfT’s release on 31 March.

Luerssen steps up pace as OPV announcement nears

A group of high school students toured Civmec’s shipbuilding facility under construction in Henderson, WA, with Peter Luerssen, the head of 140-year-old German shipbuilder, designer, and Sea 1180 bidder Luerssen. Credit: Luerssen/ Civmec/Forgacs

The 12 scholarships, worth $10,000 each per year, will be offered from next year, subject to Luerssen winning the deal to build the Navy’s 12 new offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) under Project Sea 1180.

Record Aussie turnout for DSEI

The TDA stand at DSEI showcasing the wares of 45 Australian businesses. Credit: @wagoEU via Twitter

Mature exporters and businesses new to exporting are being exhibited on the Australian stand to showcase their products to foreign defence forces and defence companies from around the world.

Navy tests hands free wearable HUD technology

Lieutenant Leigh Paulin with the Google Glass hands-free optical head-mounted display glasses at 723 squadron, HMAS Albatross. Credit: Defence

Navy and Dialog are assessing a proposal to conduct a second phase of testing, which will involve more complex maintenance activities on the AS350BA using the wearable HUD.

SA backs passive radar tech

Credit: Silentium Defence

SA start-up Silentium Defence’s passive radar technology uses a silent sensor to locate active and silent objects.

CAE partners to research simulation UX for pilots

Research on user experience for pilots in flight simulators will be conducted using biometrics, neuroscience and big data analysis. Credit: CAE

The project brings new challenges to user experience (UX) research as well as concrete research questions.

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