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July 6, 2017

Upgrades a plenty this week with a milestone for the Hawk LIF CAP and the Wedgetails’ set to receive major improvements to their information sharing capabilities.

A key plank of the F-35 logistic support system ALIS has been opened and we take a look at the implications for an ADF speech-to-speech machine translation capability on the back of Raytheon's first large scale deployment of digital translation technology to the US Army.

As we went to press the Commonwealth announced an investment of $50 million in the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre to be established. Trusted Autonomous Systems will be the focus. 

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Upgrade to maintain Wedgetail's capability edge

Boeing is on track to deliver the first release of upgrades to all six aircraft in early 2018, with the first aircraft completing flight testing two months ahead of the schedule.  more»

Countdown to Adelaide space congress

Adelaide will become the centre of the world’s space industry for four days in September.  more»

Upgraded Hawks get back to work

The Initial Operating Capability (IOC) for the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (LIFCAP) was recognised at a ceremony at RAAF Base Williamtown yesterday.  more»


Foreign language translation software for US Army

It’s worth considering the implications of developing a speech-to-speech machine translation (S2SMT) capability in the ADF.  more»

F-35 ALIS support centre opened

The OBISC will be home to the imminent risk mitigation activities that have been planned to test ALIS and its integration into the Defence information environment.  more»

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