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New Saab sim trainer for NZ Army

The NZ Army has awarded Saab a five-year contract to deliver a high fidelity Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS).

Aegis light for USN frigate program

The US Navy has selected Lockheed Martin’s COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy’s frigate ship program.

Contract extensions for Raytheon and BAE Systems at Williamtown

Credit: Raytheon
Wing Commander Adrian Maso, Commanding Officer No. 2 Operational Conversion Unit, briefs Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, on the Hornet Air Crew Training System at RAAF Base Williamtown.

Both Raytheon and BAE Systems have received contract extensions for officer training and the Hawk LIF respectively, valued at $300 million.

Land 400 Phase 2 RMA contracts signed

The Defence Department has signed contracts with BAE Systems Australia and Rheinmetall for the next stage of evaluation for Land 400 Phase 2.

KC-30A successfully refuels USAF F-16

The RAAF’s KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft fleet refuelled two US Air Force (USAF) F-16C Fighting Falcon single-engine multirole fighter with the Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS).

Lockheed Martin IS&GS becomes Leidos

Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business has become Leidos.

More 81mm mortar sims for WTSS from Meggitt

Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a US$1.49 million contract from the CASG for more mortar simulators.

Boeing tanker for USAF finally gets green light

The Pentagon late Friday approved letting the US Air Force (USAF) sign two contracts for Boeing to make 19 KC-46 tankers.

New support initiatives for ADF personnel and veterans

The faces of Australian veterans of war are projected on the facade of Martin Place during the 2016 Anzac Day dawn service in Sydney. Credit: Defence

The Government has vowed increased support for veterans and ADF members, including an employment initiative to support people moving from military service to civilian life.

NT Marines strut their stuff for regional partners

United States Marine Corps personnel and their M1152 heavy-mobility multi-terrain medium-weight vehicle during Exercise Koolendong in Bradshaw training area, south-west of Darwin, on 10 August 2016.

Senior officers from Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore visited the NT to observe Exercise Koolendong 2016, a US Marine Corps training activity.

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