Victorian companies assemble Boxer CRV turret

Victorian companies have joined with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to assemble and test a LANCE two-man turret in Australia as part of its bid for LAND 400 Phase 2. Rheinmetall said in a statement that it is using the turret assembly to determine which Australian companies can deliver skills, parts and expertise in the manufacture and assembly of turrets. Supacat has been an … [Read more...]

ADF to send Orion aircraft to the Philippines

The government of the Philippines has accepted an offer from Australia to send two AP-3C Orion aircraft to provide surveillance support to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, as the Australian government works with the Philippines to support the fight against terrorism in the region. “Australia condemns the attacks by Daesh-inspired groups in Marawi city,” Minister for … [Read more...]

TAE becomes TAE Aerospace

Queensland-headquartered company TAE has announced that it has changed its name to TAE Aerospace. This change reflects the company’s commitment to providing the broadest range of aerospace products in Australia, as well as its plans to play an even bigger role in the Australian aerospace industry in the future, according to CEO Andrew Sanderson. Sanderson said in a statement … [Read more...]

Electro Optic Systems to supply weapon stations to Orbital ATK

Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has executed a $170 million contract to supply weapons systems to Orbital ATK. This contract, which is deliverable from 2017 to 2020, relates to the Australian company’s new R400S-Mk2 weapon station that was released to the market early this year, EOS stated. Prior to launch of the product, EOS developed a variant of the system intended to extract … [Read more...]