Patria sells its Space unit to RUAG

Patria and RUAG have announced an agreement for the sale of Patria's Space unit to become part of RUAG's Space division.

Airbus Defence and Space awarded A400M support contracts by Germany

Airbus Defence and Space has signed two in-service support contracts with Germany underpinning the entry into service of the German Air Force's new A400M military transport aircraft.
Major General Craig Orme, AM, CSC, (left) and Rear Admiral Trevor Jones, AO, CSC, RAN sign Transfer of Authority certificates during their hand over ceremony in the Middle East Region.

Change of Australian military command in the Middle East

Commander of Australia's JTF633 in the Middle East Region Major General Craig Orme has officially transferred command to Rear Admiral Trevor Jones.

Thales delivers Collins simulator upgrade

Thales Australia has successfully delivered a significant upgrade to the Collins submarine PTS, which now has the highest levels of reliability and availability since entering service in 1993.

Land 400 RFT in January 2015

If you can find your way to the Land 400 website you can find the following statement ladies and gents. Premium

APB Australian content: As we suspected!

In Defence Week Premium edition 324 we took up the cudgels on behalf of those clever Australian systems companies who might have expected worthwhile contracts in support of the AN/BYG-1 tactical control system. Premium

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Defence Week Premium 330 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.330 of 11 December 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. more »

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    NT: Exercise Koolendong 2014 - Outback Assault | ADM October 2014

    Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D) is the deployment of US Marines to Darwin, NT for a six-month rotational period each year, coinciding with the end and onset of the wet season at the Top End. Premium

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      NT: NT facilities get a good excerising | ADM October 2014

      As homeport to 10 of the RAN’s 14 Armidale class patrol boats, HMAS Coonawarra, adjoining Darwin Harbour and part of Larrakeyah Barracks, is a major part of the RAN’s involvement in Operations Resolute and Sovereign Border. Premium

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        Military Life: On your bike: Soldier On Cycling | ADM October 2014

        In August this year, Soldier On took a team of cyclists to France to take part in the Trois Etapes race. Premium

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          Sustainment: A tale of two helos | ADM October 2014

          The Army’s Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and Taipan (MRH 90) Multi-Role Helicopter have now both been in service for several years, but both still face challenges, particularly with regard to sustainment. Premium

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            ADF Weapons: Is Defence interest in non-lethal weapons waning? | ADM July 2014

            The notion of acquiring new, enhanced non-lethal weapons, to provide deployed forces with greater options than through the use of lethal force, had its genesis in the 2009 Defence White Paper. And there it appears to have rested. Premium

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