General Dynamics has won a $20 million contract from the US Navy to continue modernising the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for US as well as Australian submarines.
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Meggitt Training Systems Australia (MTSA) delivered five Weapons Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at bases across Australia under Army Minor Project AMP029.44 and is also upgrading 18 existing WTSS facilities to bring them up to a similar standard as well as providing enhanced weapon simulator capability. Premium
Some conferences are worthy but reiterative, others are genuinely informative and have the power to influence, and such was the case with the Future Surface Fleet conference organised by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Premium
Coincidental with the news during the Avalon show that the Australian government has sent personnel to the United States to commence training on the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper MUAS, Israel Aircraft Industries revealed that it has conducted initial discussions with the RAAF regarding the potential of its Heron TP medium altitude long endurance unmanned aerial system. Premium
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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The July edition of ADM boasts our brand new design that we’re rolling out across all ADM products. We still have the same great content but presented in a more modern and easy to read format. This month we explore surveillance in the land domain and weapons in our feature sections.
ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing pulls together ADM’s annual Defence Capability Plan Calendar in a 10-page spread to examine the top Defence programs, what Kongsberg is offering in terms of turret technology and speaks to DMO’s outgoing Head of Submarines David Gould in From the Source this month.
Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway looks at what is happening to Army’s C-RAM capability post Afghanistan, and the gains made under Land 200.
Senior correspondent Julian Kerr reports on his recent visit to Germany with TKMS and their submarine offering, and the evolving role of JTACs.
And Philip Smart profiles smart SME Sentient and their UAV processing technology.