MHS has apologised to all ADF personnel for any concerns that this breach has caused.

Defence optometry contract cancelled

Defence's medical and allied health provider to ADF personnel, Medibank Health Solutions, announced that it has terminated its contract with its optometry service provider, Luxottica Retail Australia, effective immediately.

Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Dr Reginald Brothers and Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert.

US discusses national security research with Australia

Assistant Minister for Defence, Stuart Robert, met with delegation from the US Department of Homeland Security to discuss collaboration on science and technology in support of national security.
[Photo: Nigel Pittaway]

Second F-35A gets a lick of paint

Ahead of the roll-out ceremony for the first RAAF F-35A Lightning II in the US on July 24, the second aircraft has now been painted and awaits flight testing.

Draft EIS released for F-35A operations in Australia

Defence has released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed flying operations of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft. Premium
The F-35A will provide Australia with a fifth generation aircraft capability to enable air superiority into the future.

Air facilities project referred to Public Works Committee

The $1.477 billion New Air Combat Capability Facilities Project has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works.

Australia seeks participation in Kongsberg's JSM

Australia is seeking expanded engagement in Norway's air-launched anti-ship Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile program, Premium

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    Combat Capability: Critical mass for battlespace communications | ADM June 2014

    Late last year Harris delivered the 10,000th digital tactical radio under Phase 2A of JP2072 and now there are more digital radios in the fleet than legacy radios. Premium

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      Combat Capability: The layman's Future Frigate gains shape | ADM June 2014

      When first mooted, the program to replace the Anzac class of frigates with another, more modern version, aka the Future Frigate, might have been seen as something of a blank canvas. Premium



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        Combat Capability: Lightning strikes twice | ADM June 2014

        The first two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force are due to roll off the assembly line in Texas on July 24. Premium

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          EW: Defence seeks counter-GBAD trainer for aircrew | ADM May 2013

          Under JP 3021’s first phase Defence plans to acquire a mobile threat emitter system to provide aircrew with EW training and mission rehearsal exercises against ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems. So far Australian aircrew have had to rely on the use of overseas EW ranges on an ad-hoc basis during Red Flag and similar exercises. Premium





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