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September 29, 2016

As Defence Week Premium went to press today, the government announced that they have signed the design and mobilisation contract with DCNS to begin work on the Shortfin Barracuda. An announcement on the combat systems integrator role between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon will come out tomorrow, ADM understands.

In the newsletter this week, Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway gives the lowdown from the SimTecT 2016 event held as part of the Australasian Simulation Congress.

Philip Smart reports on the Government's intention to revamp the EW training system starting later this year and Boeing rolls out the RAAF's first P-8A Poseidon in Seattle.

In other news, both the Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart and Northrop Grumman's Triton UAS have completed major milestones and BAE Systems talks with local SMEs about Type 26 program participation, 

Patrick Durrant

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An eye to the future – SimTecT 2016

This year, presenters and attendees were encouraged to share their expertise in research and design and training and supporting technical operations in modelling and simulation.  more»

New EW training system for ADF

Defence will go to market in the last quarter of 2016 to find a “new and updated” airborne Electronic Warfare Training System.  more»

Boeing rolls out first Australian P-8

The first of 12 Boeing P-8A Poseidon's for the RAAF was rolled out at the company's airfield in Seattle on Tuesday.  more»


BAE Systems lures locals to Type 26 program

BAE Systems has been in Canberra meeting with Australian SMEs over the past two days.  more»

NUSHIP Hobart completes first test

The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance has announced the successful completion of Builders Sea Trials for the first destroyer Hobart.  more»

Triton UAS completes critical milestone

The US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system has obtained positive Milestone C low-rate initial production approval.  more»

QLD eyes billion-dollar defence ‘nerve centre’ deals

Queensland defence industry wants a bigger slice of the Defence pie.  more»

USN demonstrates integrated UAS/SeaHawk targeting

A US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron has made history on September 14.  more»

UAV challenge to deliver Medical Express aid

UAV teams have been making their way to Dalby in Queensland from all over the world in readiness for the annual UAV Challenge.  more»

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