As we were putting this week’s edition of Defence Week Premium together, more terrible news emerged from Afghanistan. The Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has confirmed the death of an Australian Special Forces soldier serving in the Australian Defence Force Headquarters in Kabul in what is believed to be a non-combat related incident. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this soldier.
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Contractual and design issues around the ADF's fleet of MHR90 multirole helicopters have delayed the anticipated date of FOC by nearly five years. more»
RAN warships will be better protected against the threat of anti-ship missiles following a decision to equip the ships with an upgraded version of the Evolved Seasparrow missile system. more»
Kellogg, Brown & Root Pty Ltd has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide Capability Support Coordinator services for the LHD ships over the next five years. more»
After months of training with synthetic airframes, NUSHIP Canberra's Air Department was exposed to the real thing at HMAS Albatross earlier this month. more»
Like other like-minded organisations, BAE Systems has become an industry partner of the $88 million 'big data' Cooperative Research Centre. more»
Work to deliver modern, purpose built wholesale storage facilities on Defence land has achieved a milestone with the official opening of the Joint Logistics Unit (East) at Moorebank, NSW. more»
The ADF has a new Chief after General David Hurley passed command to Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at a recent parade in Canberra. more»
A digital encryption technology developed by DSTO has won a prestigious South Australian ICT Award. more»
The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Parramatta has completed its visit to Noumea, New Caledonia, before commencing a patrol as part of Operation SOLANIA. more»
Canberra based diggers were issued with new R.M. Williams boots at the ADFA Clothing Store on June 10. more»
ADF medical personnel working alongside colleagues from the armed forces of the US, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Chile have treated almost 3,000 people in the Cambodian city of Sihanoukville and the surrounding region. more»
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The Royal New Zealand Navy's Canterbury-class multi-role vessel arrived in Pearl Harbor on 27 June for the 'Rim of the Pacific' naval exercise. more»
Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and Spectra Group UK, a leading provider of voice and data services, has announced the launch of L-TAC VHF for civil government. more»
A French Air Force Harfang UAS has successfully undergone testing to prove that once it has taken off from its overseas deployment base it can be controlled from a cockpit located in France. more»
The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $3.6 billion fixed price, incentive fee multi-year contract to deliver 25 new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 50. more»