This week, our senior Canberra correspondent Tom Muir investigates the supply of Lightweight Automatic Grenade Launchers and who the likely suspects are in the new competition.
In other news, BAE Systems is celebrating success of the ANZAC upgrades at their Henderson Shipyard with HMAS Anzac now commencing final outfitting, test and trials before commencing sea trials later this year.
The July edition of ADM has landed on my desk. Loads of stories regarding weapons and surveillance and I interview Ian Irving chief executive of Northrop Grumman Australia. As always, any and all feedback is appreciated.
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After the last attempt to acquire the weapon, when negotiations between the DMO and the preferred contractor, Point Trading, for the supply of LWAGL fell in a heap, the CoA decided that the tender did not conform to the Commonwealth's requirements. more»
With HMAS ANZAC undocked from the BAE Systems Henderson Shipyard, the warship is now commencing its final outfitting and test and trials program before commencing sea trials later this year. more»
Five contracts for billions of dollars' worth of support services to Defence bases across the country were signed last week. more»
After almost four years of serving as the co-chair to the Land Environment Working Group, Gerard Ogden has decided to step down after the 2014 Land Forces Conference. more»
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QinetiQ, in association with the REA, is assisting Australian schools participating in the Future Submarine Technology Challenge by providing its Paramarine Ship and Submersible Design Software to the participating students. more»
More than 120 soldiers from across 1 Bde have joined forces in Hawaii to form the Australian 4th Combat Landing Team for Exercise RIMPAC. more»
Shoalwater Bay Training Area echoed with the sound of 25mm cannon fire from ASLAV Bushmaster chain guns as 2/14LHR executed its 2014 squadron-level live-fire manoeuvre exercise in the lead up to the 7 Bde more»
The DMO is seeking senior executives to join the Gate Reviews board. more»
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems announced the successful first flight of Predator XP, an updated version of the company's flagship Predator RPA. more»
OTO Melara and Diehl Defence demonstrated the performances of their new VULCANO Precision Guided Munition family during another live firing campaign. more»
CAE has signed a contract with the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Program Management Organisation to perform a major modernisation effort to the E-3A flight deck simulator and training device. more»