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October 6, 2016

As the Defence ministerial team hits Washington this week there's been results for the Force Posture Initiative negotiations and opportunities for more local F-35 work. Editor Katherine Ziesing has a look at CASA's new RPA regulations plus there are new partnerships between BAE Systems and PHM Technology as well as Army and CHC Helicopters for aeromedical evacuation.

In other news we look at counter-UAS technology, an improved A330 MRTT and an Engineers Australia award for ASC.

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Negotiations for US Force Posture Initiatives conclude

Australia and the US will share the costs for more than $2 billion in infrastructure investment in northern Australia.  more»

CASA releases new unmanned operations

New CASA regulations for remotely piloted aircraft operations are now in effect with the aim of cutting red tape for smaller operators and provide increased flexibility for larger operations.  more»

F-35 JPO issues RfIs

The US Joint Program Office (JPO) for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has released an RfI via the Australian JSF Division.  more»


BAE Systems partners with PHM Technology for Land 400

BAE Systems Australia has selected Australian based engineering software company PHM Technology to support the design sustainment program for Land 400.  more»

Airbus debuts upgraded MRTT

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT  more»

CHC signs aeromedical contract for Army support

CHC Helicopter has announced the signing of a 21-month contract with Army to provide aeromedical evacuation (AME) and crash response support.  more»

ASC sub transformation program scoops engineering award

ASC's submarine transformation project took out two major awards at Engineers Australia's SA Excellence Awards 2016.  more»

New RNZN ship to feature unique bow design

The new polar-class logistic support tanker for the Royal NZ Navy (RNZN) will be the first naval vessel to feature the Environship wave piercing bow.  more»

Northrop Grumman demonstrates counter-UAS tech

Northrop Grumman recently took part in the annual US DoD Black Dart exercise for countering unmanned aerial systems.  more»

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