Defence Week Premium has an unapologetic land focus this week. The Land 400 Phase 2 RFT response deadline has been pushed back , Army is hosting their second innovation day later this year, and I have a look at truck procurement strategies in Australia versus NZ (spoiler - NZ wins more than just football). And of course there are other Defence highlights to keep your brain ticking over as well.
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In the lead up to Army’s second Innovation Day, scheduled for October 14 at Canberra’s ADFA campus, ADM spoke to the coordinator of last year’s event to understand what this Army initiative is about. more»
You may have noticed this week that NZ has received its final medium/heavy truck from Rheinmetall? more»
The RFT response deadline for Land 400 has been pushed back for a second time. The tender response is now due on September 3. more»
As an update to our story on the Second pass Approval for the F88 rifle (insert link), Julian Kerr confirmed with industry sources that an undisclosed number of grenade launchers will be included in the Thales contract. more»
In May this year American company Rockwell Collins selected the Australian Tectonica Bantam power management system for its FireStorm integrated targeting system. more»
Optus has signed an extension to the Optus C1 satellite services contract with the Australian Department of Defence, extending its current relationship in delivering managed professional satellite services to the Department until 2020. more»
The Department of Defence has extended Aspen Medical’s contract to deliver the ‘Care of Battle Casualties’ training course to all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deploying to the Middle East until 31 December 2016. more»
With 3D printing now moving beyond novelty to mainstream and being hailed by some as “the next industrial revolution”, Australia is starting to develop the infrastructure and education to be part of the technology’s development. more»
Navantia has developed training simulators for the Integrated Platform Management System for the Spanish, Australian and Norwegian Navies. more»
Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) has signed a contract extension with the Commonwealth to continue supporting the GET700 engines installed on Seahawk and Black Hawk helicopters. more»
With just a month to go before entries close, the 2015 Maritime Australia Limited Industry Innovation Awards are well and truly open. more»