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AWD Hobart launched in Adelaide

Rod Equid, Chief Executive Officer of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) Alliance, spoke of the challenges and successes of the program at the launch on Saturday.

Australia’s first Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer entered the water on Saturday, with a launch event in Adelaide.

Questacon, Raytheon take 3D printing to schools

Students from three Australian secondary schools have used 3D design and printing to create body parts for a figurine, through a three month videoconference-based project delivered by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, with support from Raytheon.

RAAF streams live video from UAS to C-17

The Royal Australian Air Force has streamed full motion live video from a Heron Unmanned Aircraft System airborne over Woomera in South Australia, to the cargo bay of a specially-fitted C-17A Globemaster airlifter 2000km away at Fairbairn in Canberra.

F-35B begins testing at sea

Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft, the Vertical Takeoff and Landing version, will spend the next two weeks at sea aboard the USS Wasp, to begin the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1).

Japan, New Zealand to join Talisman Sabre exercise

talisman sabre on HMAS Choules

Troops from Japan and New Zealand will join Australia and the United States for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 in July.

Airbus continues A400M test flights

Airbus is continuing the A400M flight test program, declaring that it will not ground the test aircraft unless evidence from the May 9 crash of an aircraft at Seville that killed four people and injured two suggests the Atlas is not safe to fly.

EOS wins export contract for weapon systems

EOS, which provides the Australian Bushmaster’s remote weapon station, is seeing international success with a South Korean teaming partner.

Australian company Electro Optic Systems (EOS), known for its remote weapons stations and tracking and engagement systems, has been awarded a $9.3 million contract to provide advanced military sub-systems and components to South Korean industrial powerhouse Hyundai-Wia.

Raytheon contracts L-3 for JP2008 satellite terminals

Prime contractor Raytheon Australia has engaged L-3 Communications to provide 236 Hawkeye and Panther satellite communications terminals for the Australian Defence Force as part of Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B1

Lockheed Martin wins Air 5428

ADM has confirmed from numerous sources that BAE Systems Australia has received calls from the Commonwealth to the effect that neither their off base (Tamworth) or on base (RAAF East Sale) options for Air 5428 Pilot Training system have been successful.

BAE Systems to retrench 80 at Williamstown

BAE Systems will cut 80 jobs from its Williamstown, Victoria shipyard as existing work on the Navy’s Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) vessels and Air Warfare Destroyer winds down with no new contracts in sight.

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