An Artist's render of a Bell V-247 Vigilant taking off from a US Navy LHD. Credit: Bell Helicopters/Textron

Unmanned tiltrotor for Marines?

On 22 September, in anticipation of a US Marine Corps (USMC) requirement for a shipborne UAV capability, Bell Helicopter unveiled its unmanned V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.

A Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Super Hornet releases a Mark 82 bomb during Exercise Jericho Dawn held at Puckapunyal, Victoria earlier this year. Credit: Defence

RAAF Hornets in Syrian bombing accident?

RAAF F/A-18A Hornets may have been involved in an airstrike overnight in which Syrian Army soldiers were killed around the Dayr Az Zawr military airport in Syria's east.
NUSHIP Hobart departs the ASC facility at Osborne for her builder sea trials. Credit: AWD Alliance

Hobart put through her paces

This week Air Warfare Destroyer and future DDG39 NUSHIP Hobart has commenced her builders sea trials.
Canadian Navy ship, HMCS Vancouver prepares to berth behind Japanese Navy ship, JS Fuyuzuki at Fort Hill Wharf after arriving in Darwin to take part in Exercise KAKADU 2016. Credit: Defence

KAKADU returns to Top End

The Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise is set to commence this week off the coast of Darwin.
The project will provide the ADF with a new fleet of high capacity tankers Credit: Defence.

New fleet of fuel tankers for ADF

Government is enhancing the capability of the ADF to support its vital air assets through the approval to purchase a new fleet of petrol tankers and refueling vehicles.
(L-R) Professor Richard Coleman (UTAS), Associate Professor Jonathan Binns (UTAS) and Mr Francisco Barón (Managing Director, Navantia Australia). Credit: UTAS/AMC

MoU signed between Navantia and AMC

A new agreement between the University of Tasmania's AMC and Navantia will unlock opportunities for collaboration in research and education.

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Captain of industry alarmed by negative sub commentary

The ad placed by Dick Smith and other wealthy businessmen in The Australian. Credit: ABC

The CEO of one of Australia's largest defence primes has responded to negative commentary regarding the Sea 1000 Future submarine program after a full-page ad appeared in The Australian last week. more »

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    Project Coorong: Towards the next generation OTH radar

    The future of JORN is being assured under a series of rolling upgrades. Credit: Defence

    In early June, Lockheed Martin and the Defence Science and Technology Group jointly announced the successful completion of an important step towards the next generation of Over The Horizon Radars (OTHR).

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      Making the most of masts and periscopes

      Safran have been providing masts and periscopes in France for the last few generations of technology. Credit: Safran

      Submarine periscopes and masts call on a wide variety of sensors, whether optical, optronic (electro-optical), or using electronic warfare technologies. They span the operational spectrum, from intelligence to engagement. Worldwide, only a handful of manufacturers have developed real end-to-end expertise in submarine masts and periscopes – and there’s only one in France: Safran.

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        Sustainment: Keeping the LHDs spic and span

        Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Adelaide off the north Queensland coast during Exercise Sea Explorer 2016 on 2 June 2016. Credit: Defence

        Behind every RAN ship at sea there’s a team of shore-based support specialists who are dedicated to its well-being, none more so than those responsible for the sustainment of Navy’s newest and largest assets.

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          From the Source: MAJGEN Gus McLachlan

          Credit: Defence

          As Head of Army Modernisation and Strategic Planning, MAJGEN McLachlan is in a position to see the current state of Army and then work towards getting into a place where it can fight the next war rather than the last.

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            TAE improves Abrams turbine repair turnaround

            A M88A2 Hercules Heavy Recovery vehicle lifting an AGT1500 turbine engine back into a M1A1 Abrams Tank at the range in Puckapunyal back in 2006. This was the first time a pack change had been conducted with the assistance of the General Dynamics Team. Credit: Defence.

            Queensland aircraft and tank engine maintainers TAE have secured a contract to service the Army's M1A1 Abrams MBT turbines in Australia, vastly improving the engine's repair turnaround times.

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              IDF account: Trophy in action for the first time

              Credit: Rafael

              In a first for international media, Major Sapir of the Israeli Defence Force has spoken about what is was like to be inside a Merkava Mark 4 tank fitted with the Trophy defence system during the 2014 conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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                Defence Industry is the new black

                It’s been a little over six months since the trifecta of the White Paper, Industry Policy Statement and Integrated Investment Plan were released. So what has changed? more »





                   

                   

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