This week, the AWD project will be added to the Projects of Concern (PoC) list as part of the plan to address the increasing commercial, schedule and cost risks outlined by the independent review by Professor Don Winter and Dr John White. Read more about this in the story below.
In other news, I take a look at plans to consider operating the F-35B STOVL version of the Joint Strike Fighter off the decks of Navy's two LHDS and the Chief of Air Force's Plan Jericho, to transition the Australian Defence Force to 5th generation capabilities such as the F-35.
The June edition of ADM has landed on my desk. Loads of news surrounding the recent budget and lots of stories regarding enhancing combat capability. We also sat down with Dean Rosenfield, managing director, Saab Australia and talked about the challenges his company is currently facing as well as his outlook for the future. As always, any and all feedback is appreciated.
And with the annual Cyber Security Summit only a few weeks away, head to www.admevents.com.au to register and have a look at the agenda.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston has announced that the Air Warfare Destroyer Project will be placed on the Projects of Concern list. more»
The RAAF is looking at the feasibility of operating the STOVL F-35B variant of the JSF off the decks of Navy's two LHD amphibious warfare ships, according to Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown. more»
Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Geoff Brown has called for a change in mindset as he looks towards the introduction of 5th generation capabilities such as the Joint Strike Fighter later this decade. more»
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz and Company have combined to offer an end to end service for clients, including Government and Defence, here in Australia. more»
Thales has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring the Integrated Maritime Coordination and Surveillance System from Austal. more»
Final operational capability has been achieved for the Lockheed Martin AGM-158A JASSM on the RAAF's F/A-18A/B Hornet fleet, Defence Minister David Johnston announced May 28. more»
Industrial services provider Decmil Group Limited has announced it has secured two major governmental contracts with the ADF and Main Roads Western Australia. more»
Defence has released an RFQ for Z-Bolt tactical laser kits suitable for M4 mounts. more»
A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit. more»
Ships' radar systems let them identify other ships from a distance, and while that works well enough for collision avoidance, such systems aren't the best at detecting small watercraft, such as the low-slung skiffs often used by pirates. more»
UK design and risk management specialist BMT is to provide safety management support for the UK MOD's OSP which delivers vital support for troops out in the field. more»
Canadian training specialist CAE has been awarded a contract from FMV, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, to provide a comprehensive NWTS for the Swedish Navy. more»
Rheinmetall recently booked another order for its high-mobility truck families. more»
Norway's parliament will vote on a bill in June on whether to continue with Norwegian-built Joint Strike Missile development, which is part of F-35 Block 4 follow-on development. more»