The Australia Women Pilot’s Association (AWPA) announced Jasmine Morris of Healesville Victoria as the 2014 recipient of the Air Force sponsored $7000 Navigation Component Scholarship.

Female pilot wins RAAF scholarship

The Australia Women Pilots' Association has announced Jasmine Morris of Healesville, Victoria, as the 2014 recipient of the Royal Australian Air Force sponsored Navigation Component Scholarship.

BAE Systems awarded $50 million Nulka contract

BAE Systems has secured a 16th successive annual contract to produce additional rounds for the Nulka active missile decoy.

Defence considers training centre relocation

Defence officials are weighing up whether they should spend more than $40 million to relocate the warfare training centre from Williamtown to Canberra.
Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, Austal Australia President - Graham Backhouse, Austal Vice President Defence - Davyd Thomas and Customs & Border Protection acting National Director - Ian Laverock.

Austal lays final Cape Class keel

Austal Limited has recently celebrated another milestone with the keel laying for the eighth and final Cape Class Patrol Boat at Austal's Defence Facility in Henderson, Western Australia.

ADF's successful trial of laser guided rocket

The ADF recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems' APKWSTM laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters. Premium

Split for ASC?

According to the Adelaide Advertiser, ASC is poised to split in two in a bid to tackle problems with the $8.5 billion AWD project. Premium

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    Land Forces 2014: Army’s new F90 assault rifle | ADM September 2014

    Army’s provisional design acceptance of Thales Australia’s F90 assault rifle and integrated grenade launcher means Second Pass approval is on track for June 2015. Premium

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      Undersea Technology: Unmanned MCM: the LCS litmus test | ADM August 2014

      While Australia’s Project SEA 1180 has been put on the back burner, the US Navy remains resolved to bring offboard MCM into its front line. ADM examines the means to effect this transformation, and challenges being encountered. Premium

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        Military Life: Playing with veterans' pensions is dangerous politics | ADM September 2014

        Along with the large number of special interest groups and community sectors the government has infuriated with its tough budget, it's also set itself on a trajectory for an unholy row with one group it should reasonably have expected to stay onside.

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          Defence Business: Integrated air defence – Exercise Pitch Black 2014 | ADM September 2014

          Over eighty aircraft and 2300 personnel from seven countries took part in the biennial Exercise Pitch Black over the empty skies of Australia’s Top End in August. 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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