The growing number of voices calling on the government to make a decision on the way forward on the Future Submarine is getting louder. Both the Submarine Institute of Australia and Raytheon MD Michael Ward have raised the issue in the community this week.
For all of those not consumed by all things submarine-related, we have coverage on the growing FMS market, a little BAMS history plus a continuation of our international shipbuilding comparison series with a focus on Denmark.
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As Australia embarks upon the most challenging and complex defence procurement program ever undertaken in our history - the Future Submarine program - the need for unity and leadership has never been greater. more»
Raytheon managing director Michael Ward has weighed in on the Future Submarine debate with a blog on ASPI’s The Strategist more»
In Australia, the timing and content of the Defence White Paper, the blueprint for our nation’s strategic defence needs and the materiel that will be procured to fulfil them, has always been somewhat at the whim of the incumbent government. more»
Japan has selected E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, both Northrop Grumman platforms, as part of their ISR program. more»
With the value and operating costs of military platforms ever climbing, the ability to flight-test equipment and systems without taking an airframe off-line is becoming increasingly attractive. more»
In January 2007 Australia entered an 18-month, $15 million cooperative agreement with the US Navy, to participate in the pre-system development and demonstration (SDD) processes of the BAMS MUAS program. more»
Steve Richards has replaced Greg Hodge as Managing Director of Serco Defence. more»