With an election now 51 days away (gasp!) and the Government in caretaker mode, Friday's Senate Estimates was the last chance for some answers on some very substantial programs, and there were also a few surprises in store for the Committee.
ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing checked out Inmarsat's 'boot camp' to see what the mobile satellite communications provider was up to in the defence space.
Design tussles between the UK MoD and BAE Systems have shifted the Type 26 program left some, but there's no cause for alarm yet for the Sea 5000 contender, and the F-35 software development and demonstration program is one step closer to full warfighting capability.
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Senate Budget Estimates is generally a fairly lively affair but last Friday’s proceedings were very cordial – at least to begin with. more»
In an effort to educate current and possible new customers, Inmarsat has held a series of ‘boot camps’ around the country. more»
The UK MoD has signed a further £472 million, 15-month extension with BAE Systems for design development on the Type 26 program. more»
The F-35 Joint Program Office released a public statement on 10 May announcing the final configurations of the program’s Block 2B and 3i software. more»
Decmil Australia has been awarded further work totalling $46 million for Defence in WA, NSW, NT and Queensland. more»
Australian software developer PHM Technology announced that the Maintenance Aware Design environment software solution will be used by Babcock’s Analytic Solutions. more»