RAAF KC-30 conducts P-8A refuelling trials

An RAAF KC-30A MRTT has returned from a six week detachment to NAS Patuxent River in Maryland where it conducted a series of air-to-air refuelling trials with US Navy Boeing P-8A Poseidons. From February 27 to Aril 14, the KC-30 along with members of 33SQN and the Aircraft Research and Development Unit (ARDU) undertook the clearance trials with the US Navy's P-8A Integrated … [Read more...]

Army rolls out Black Hornet Nano UAS

The Australian Army has begun rolling out the PD-100 Black Hornet Nano unmanned aerial system to its units following a successful trial program. Commander 6th Brigade and the Army’s only UAS unit, the 20th Surveillance Target Acquisition Regiment BRIG Susan Coyle, said the Black Hornet Nano UAS rollout was a significant achievement for Army. “UAS are a game-changer for the … [Read more...]

First Defence Cooperative Research Centre launched

The first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems was formally launched at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018 in Brisbane on May 22. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, welcomed the CRC which was established under the Next Generation Technologies Fund. “I am pleased the first Defence CRC, which is … [Read more...]

Spike LR2 selected for LAND 400 ATGM – Report

Jane’s is reporting the Australian Army has selected the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Spike LR2 as its preferred anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) for LAND 400 Phase 2. Run on the side of the LAND 400 Phase 2 combat reconnaissance vehicle program for which the Rheinmetall Boxer was selected, the Spike was selected ahead of the MBDA MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée or medium … [Read more...]

Lockheed Martin announces partnerships with War Memorial and Invictus Games

Lockheed Martin Australia has announced it has established partnerships with the Australian War Memorial and with the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro said the company was proud to honour the legacy of those who serve through the partnerships. “At Lockheed Martin Australia we support organisations that assist members of … [Read more...]