Today the ADM team are at the Land Forces 2014 conference which will soon be wrapping up for another year. There has been lots to see and some big announcements made including Land 400 teaming arrangements.
This week in Defence Week Premium, Julian Kerr reports on doubts raised over proposed naval build solutions. I take a look at the hiring shenanigans for phase 2B of the long running JP2072 comms program and senior contributor Tom Muir reports on the Combined Space Operations Initiative and how this will enable Canada, the US, the UK and Australia with data that will help prevent collisions.
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Serious doubts about the capabilities likely to be delivered by what appears to be the government's favoured options for the multi-billion Future Submarine and Future Frigate programs have been expressed by one of Australia's foremost naval technical experts. more»
Katherine Ziesing ADM understands that Boeing has been selected as the preferred tenderer for phase 2B of the long running JP2072 comms program. more»
The Canadian DND has signed a joint space operations agreement with the defence departments of Australia, the US and the UK in a bid to avoid respective satellite collisions in the future. more»
Increasing the number of joint Australia-Singapore defence science and technology projects was discussed during a high-level meeting between the two countries in Canberra this week. more»
Defence has developed the next generation of Army uniforms for use domestically and overseas in partnership with Australian companies to manufacture the uniforms. more»
Defence has advised industry that the planned release of the JP2008 Phase 5B2 RFT in August 2014 will be deferred until October 29, 2014. more»
BAE Systems and Patria this week announced that under a teaming agreement the two companies will work together to secure the anticipated Land 400 Phase 2 Defence program for the acquisition and support of a CRV, with BAE Systems as prime contractor. more»
The DMO has released a RFT, closing on October 31, 2014 for an Integrated Support Contract for the Helicopter Advanced Training System. more»
In Army Research Paper #2 of August 2014, author David Kilcullen notes that the urban littoral will rise in importance simply because Australia's POE is overwhelmingly littoral and increasingly urbanised. more»
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Lockheed Martin anticipates reducing the manufacturing cost of the JSF by $10 million per jet with the company's blueprint for affordability initiative that looks at techniques and methods to reduce the cost of the aircraft. more»
According to IHS Janes, DCD Protected Mobility has partnered with US companies Critical Solutions International and Torc Robotics to develop a remotely operated variant of its well-proven Husky mine-detection system. more»
Oshkosh Defense recently wrapped up a production readiness review for the JLTV program that resulted in a green light for the company to prepare for the vehicle's production phase, according to company executives. more»