Pratt & Whitney proposes advanced F135 engine for F-35

Pratt & Whitney has proposed the development of an upgrade to the F-35’s F135 engine that could add more useable power while reducing fuel consumption. Dubbed Growth Option 2.0, the new engine would utilise a more advanced power and thermal management system through new compressor and turbine technologies that would provide more thrust and efficient power. The 2.0 … [Read more...]

Defence seeking UAS signature reduction concepts

Defence is inviting industry to submit innovative proposals to reduce the visual and acoustic signatures of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The proposals will be supported through the government’s Small Business Innovation Research for Defence (SBIRD) initiative of the Next Generation Technologies Fund, with funded proposals eligible for up to $100,000 for completion within … [Read more...]

Thales & Raytheon to upgrade Collins class sonars

The sonar systems of the RAN’s Collins class submarine fleet will receive an upgrade, Minister for Defence Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne have announced. In an international collaborative program, the boats’ cylindrical sonar array will be replaced with a Modular Cylindrical Array (MCA) based on Sonar 2076 submarine technology developed by … [Read more...]

CEC ENGAGED – RAN tests Cooperative Engagement Capability on new Hobart class DDGs

The Royal Australian Navy has successfully tested a new Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) that its SEA 4000 Hobart class destroyers will be equipped with. The tests were conducted in March and early April aboard HMAS Hobart and NUSHIP Brisbane in the Gulf of St Vincent south-west of Adelaide. CEC is designed to enhance the capability of a surface fleet by combining … [Read more...]

Rheinmetall unveils Lynx KF41 IFV

Rheinmetall has publicly unveiled its next generation Lynx KF41 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) at the Eurosatory trade show in Paris. The new vehicle sees the advanced Lance 2.0 turret integrated with the Lynx chassis that had previously been shown in its KF31 form. “With the Lynx KF41, the Rheinmetall team has developed a truly innovative next-generation combat … [Read more...]