As the RAN prepares for the resurgence of the venerable DDG, in ADM's Defence Week Julian Kerr looks at Hobart's schedule ahead, Ocius Technology achieves CTD success with its Bluebottle USV, and the Lockheed Martin STELaRLab opens its doors to Philip Smart.
I talk to Chemring Australia's MD Joe Farrah about the recent agreement with DST Group on developing countermeasures for emerging missile threats, and AMC gets an AUV that will be watched closely by Defence.
As we went to press today, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne turned the first sod and unveiled the design of the $535 million surface shipbuilding yard in Osborne SA. Board members of the newly formed Australian Naval Infrastructure company have also been announced, with the body now to undertake a commercial process to select the shipyard builder for the Sea 5000 Future Frigates.
Finally, this raised my eyebrow this morning – the UK MoD has established a confidential hotline for the reporting of fraud, security threats, damage to the environment, breaches of legal obligations or codes of conduct. I do wonder if we need something similar here in Australia,
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The commissioning of the guided missile destroyer Hobart in just under a month will mark the revival of a proud tradition and RAN warfighting capability. more»
Chemring shares a keen desire with DST Group to further work the two organisations have already done in the air-launched countermeasures space. more»
In September 2015, Defence invested $2.85 million in Ocius Technology to develop the demonstration, under Round 19 of the Defence Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program. more»
STELaRLab director Dr Tony Lindsay believes the combination of Lockheed Martin’s global resources and Australian talent will produce systems that help defend Australia’s interests. more»
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