We were given a teaser of the long anticipated announcement of naval shipbuilding plans this week as the Abbott government spruiked its $89 billion rescue programme for jobs in SA and promised frigates would be built there. To coin the PM’s phrase it’s a “first prize” for the state but what of the glittering prize – the Sea 1000 future submarine project?
The RAND Corporation and its reports into shipbuilding have also gained some attention this week, and ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing analyses their role in all of this.
We take a look at the increasing security threat posed by small UAS and some of the defensive systems being developed to counter it. And in other unmanned matters, the US Marine Corps will take delivery of more robots to tackle IEDs and conduct other dismounted mobile operations.
Finally, Aegis gets tested to see if it’s up to the latest air warfare and ballistic missile threats and Rheinmetall will manufacture turret structures for the British Army’s new Scout SV reconnaissance vehicles.
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The Abbott government’s Defence team took Adelaide by storm this week, rolling in with the major announcements of 2,500 jobs, an $89 billion continuous naval shipbuilding plan and a “first prize” for Adelaide. more»
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Lockheed and the USMDA's Aegis Combat System took part in a successful four-event test of the combat system’s air warfare and ballistic missile defence capabilities more»
Rheinmetall has won a contract to procure a new generation of combat vehicles for the UK’s Armed Forces. more»
Global technology company Lockheed Martin has appointed a new vice president & managing director to lead its technology business in Australia and Asia. more»
The next round of SADI (Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry) is open for nominations, worth $5 million this time round. more»