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Thales to provide OneSKY for Australia

Thales will work with Airservices Australia and the Department of Defence to integrate Australia’s civil and military air traffic in to one system, after being announced as successful bidder on the OneSKY program at the Avalon Airshow.

Australia and Norway cooperate on Joint Strike Missile

Australian will cooperate with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence to develop Kongsberg’s Joint Strike Missile as a potential future weapon for Australia’s F-35A Joint Strike Fighters.

Lockheed Martin to provide RAAF C-130J Virtual Trainer

Lockheed Martin Australia will supply a modern C-130J-30 Virtual Maintenance Trainer and a Multi-Function Training Aid (MFTA) to support maintenance and aircrew training at RAAF Base Richmond.

Levett to double F-35 engine work

South Australia’s Levett Engineering will double the number of precision components it provides for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s Pratt and Whitney F135 engine, under a deal announced at the Avalon Airshow on Wednesday.

Toll signs for AW139 helicopter simulator

Toll Group will bring a $15 million level-D AW139 helicopter simulator to Sydney’s Bankstown Airport as part of a new aeromedical training centre to support a 10-year eight-aircraft contract with New South Wales Health, announced in December.

Small arms detection for MILDS

The Airbus MILDS missile approach warning system used on Australia’s Tiger and MRH90 helicopters can now also detect small arms fire, thanks to a joint project between Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Airbus Defence and Space.

Satcoms program added to Projects of Concern list

JP2008 Phase 3F — Australian Defence Satellite Communication Capability Terrestrial Enhancement — has been added to the Projects of Concern list.

Aussies training on Reaper in the US

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has commenced training aircrew and support staff on US Air Force (USAF) MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)

Saab restates submarine credentials

Swedish defence company Saab has reiterated its submarine building credentials in the face of an Australian Government announcement

Government to evaluate France, Germany and Japan for Future Submarine

The Australian Government will run a 10-month evaluation of the capabilities of France, Germany and Japan to partner with Australia to develop our Future Submarine, before selecting a partner for design and construction.

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