In this week's issue of Defence Week Premium, our senior Canberra correspondent Tom Muir turns his attention to the two Thales Hawkei protected military vehicles that were displayed at the Eurosatory exhibition held in Paris last week. Tom reveals that Hawkei is thought to be the only horse left in the race to supply the Australian Army with a Landrover replacement under Project Land 121 Phase 4.
Tom also analyses the Steyr rifle variants in use with the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces and what their respective futures may be.
All this and our usual round-up of international news.
The team at ADM have also just put the finishing touches on the July edition. Keep an eye out early next month as this edition has many interesting articles relating to ADF weapons, Land Surveillance, an updated DCP calendar. The July edition will also include our new military life section.
Thales had two versions of the 4x4 on display at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris last week. The first was the original for the Australian Defence Force and the second is the new Hawkei Version 2.2. more»
A recent issue of DWP reported that NZ's MoD was assessing responses to a request of for Information on possible replacements for the NZDF's 13,000 Steyr assault rifles. more»
Well it seems not, judging by the development work that Thales has put into the F88 Austeyr, a derivative of the Austrian Steyr AUG STG-77 assault rifle. more»
The ADF is readying the launch of ForceNet, a new human resources portal akin to a social network. more»
Defence has awarded a $6 million contract for new navy facilities in Sydney to indigenous construction company, Pacific Services Group Holdings (PSG). more»
Ultra Electronics has won a multi-year contract totalling over US$21 million from submarine maker General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp to build naval power supply systems. more»
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The armour on five of Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks was penetrated by anti-tank guided missiles and six helicopters were shot down between 1 January and the end of May. more»
GD European Land Systems has upgraded its Piranha 3 APC to Piranha 3+ which the company says incorporates improvements as a result of feedback from customers. more»
The US Army has invited gun makers to compete for the chance to build a compact version of the service’s M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System. more»
The US Air Force has awarded a contract modification to Northrop Grumman to continue providing hardware and support for the AN/AAQ-24 LAIRCM missile defence system. more»
As the US Air Force reduces its strategic and intratheatrer airlift capacity, the head of the service's international affairs office is looking to increase the capacity of foreign partners to perform air mobility missions, particularly in the Asia-Pacific. more»