Australia’s first P-8A Poseidon aircraft has completed its maiden flight, flying a short distance from Renton Airfield to Boeing Field in Washington State in the US.
After making a 67,000 kilometre journey last year, the Skynet 5A satellite from Airbus Defence and Space is in place over the Asia Pacific. more »
Should Canada withdraw from the nine-nation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program, the additional cost to Australia of its JSF purchases will be about $USD1 million per airframe, according to Air Vice Marshal Chris Deeble.
In the case of the Patria AMV35 contesting Project Land 400 Phase 2 there is a discernable difference – it mounts a larger, more powerful gun than its three competitors.
DCNS Australia might be a new entity on the Australian Defence Industry landscape but they have big plans for the local market. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing explored two of their upcoming offerings into the ADF on a recent trip to France; the Shortfin Barracuda for Sea 1000 and the FREMM for Sea 5000.
ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Lockheed Martin Australia’s top man Raydon Gates the week after the White Paper and associated documents were released. He reflected on what those documents mean for both his company and the wider defence industry community alongside speaking about the challenges and changes his company is facing.
The Eclipse counter-IED system developed by Thales is soon to enter into service within the French armed forces.
With the advent of the Australian Defence Force’s combined Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), procured under Air 9000 Phase 7, military primary helicopter training in Australia could almost be said to be going “back to the future”. more »
With competitive evaluation process (CEP) decisions on the OPVs, Future Frigate and Future Submarine all ostensibly due this year, there is much to do for all players in this space. more »
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ADM covers EW and UAS in the digital battlespace.
Editor Katherine Ziesing covers the recent spate of shipbuilding announcements and our preparedness for cyber warfare.
Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway looks at UAS in the land environment, the ADF path to an armed UAS, and SME Ocean Software.
Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr writes about Air Force's increasing ISREW capability and Philip Smart sees how SME Airspeed provides ADF solutions with composite fibre constructions.
From the Source this month features chairman of tkMS Australia Dr John White – despite the recent Sea 1000 loss the company is looking to the future as it bids for Sea 1180 and maintains its hope to implement a digital shipyard system into Adelaide if successful.
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