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LHD Canberra pod trial results clear as investigation continues

Visible here as the ship was prepared for re-floating following delivery from Spain is the Canberra's port azimuth propulsion pod. Credit: Anonymous

A Defence spokesperson has responded to ADM questions regarding the outcome of propulsion pod trials conducted on LHD HMAS Canberra recently.

Luke F-35s return to skies, no answers on hypoxia scare

Credit: Rockwell Collins

No specific root cause for the physiological events was identified during recent visits from experts and engineers from the JPO, Lockheed Martin, the Air Force Research Laboratory and other organisations.

Defence invests in improved access to satellite imagery

Artist's impression of WorldView-4 satellite. It is a third generation commercial Earth observation satellite launched on 11 November 2016. It provides panchromatic images at a highest resolution of 31 centimetres per pixel (12 in/px) between 450 and 800 nanometres, and multispectral images at 124 centimetres per pixel (49 in/px) in red, green, blue and near-infrared channels (655-690 nm, 510-580 nm, 450-510 nm and 780-920 nm, respectively).

Phase 1 of the project will provide Australia with direct and more timely access to commercial imaging satellites to support a wide range of Defence and national security activities.

Land 400 CRVs tested for C-17 compatibility

Rheinmetall's Boxer CRV (L) will be put through its paces along with the BAE Systems/Patria AMV35 (R) for the Land 400 Phase 2 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle contract.

The trials, to be conducted from RAAF Base Fairbairn, form part of the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA)

Navantia cuts first AOR steel

First steel is cut at Navantia's shipyard in Ferrol, Spain. Credit: Navantia

Australian industry will play a key role in the build of the AORs with a minimum $120 million of investment into Australian products, skills and expertise.

First destroyer Hobart handed over to Navy

Ship 01 Hobart during sea trials last year. Credit: AWD Alliance

Soon to be in service under the designation DDG (Destroyer Designated Guided), Hobart will be formally commissioned on 23rd September this year.

Boeing defence and space segments restructured

About 50 executive positions will be affected this year as a result of the changes.

Redwing scientist wins commercialisation award

Smart was awarded the Clunies Ross Knowledge Commercialisation Award for his work on the Redwing program which developed two robust, light-weight counter-IED systems.

Outstanding Defence and Industry collaboration recognised

Credit: ADM David Jones

The Essington Lewis Awards are designed to recognise excellence in the degree to which industry and CASG have worked together in a spirit of collaboration to overcome challenges or problems.

RFT out for Deployable Health JP2060/3

Members of 1st Close Support Battalion unload supplies and equipment to establish a field hospital at Mourilyan harbour during the first stage of phase three of Exercise Sea Dawn 2014. Credit: Defence

The RFT calls for a completely deployable health facility that allows for three layers of healthcare: Primary, Triage and Specialist including surgery, diagnostics and lab.

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