Our correspondent Philip Smart writes about an upcoming conference on UAS regulations and the man who will lead the Human Mars Mission Planning effort at NASA, John Connolly.
In other news the US Navy seeks to extend the life of its Super Hornets in light of F-35C delays and Japan unveils a 5th generation stealth fighter technology demonstrator. The UAE has selected a variant of Patria's AMV that will be considered for Land 400 Phase 2 and Thailand opts for another OPV that could be in the running for Sea 1180.
For those attending ADM2016 Congress next week, the ADM team looks forward to seeing you in what will doubtless be an enlightening start to a busy year.
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BAE Systems has signed a new contract with Bangkok Dock to assist in the licensed construction of a second 90 metre Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Royal Thai Navy. more»
Land 400 Phase 2 contender Patria (teamed with prime contractor BAE Systems Australia) has been awarded a contract to supply up to 40 hulls of its 8x8 Armoured Modular Vehicles (AMVs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). more»
Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel assumed the role on 25 January. Here is the text of his first statement: more»