Rheinmetall Boxer selected for LAND 400 Phase 2

UPDATED with Rheinmetall comments, 1945hrs 14/03/18 Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) has been selected to fulfil the Australian Army’s $5.2 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 requirement. The selection was made yesterday after the National Security Committee (NSC) of Cabinet met to consider Defence’s recommendation of the Boxer to replace … [Read more...]

ADF Chinooks, airlifters lend a hand following PNG earthquake

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army aircraft have been providing humanitarian assistance support to Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands following a devastating earthquake that hit the region on February 26. Three Army CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters from 5 Aviation Regiment are assisting local authorities and the PNG Defence Force in distributing emergency … [Read more...]

Varley delivers first F-35 deployable facilities to Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia has taken delivery of the first two Australian F-35 deployable facilities manufactured by Newcastle-based Varley Group. The two units are part of the Deployable Duty Facility/Deployable ICT Facility Mission System, and are the first of 29 to be manufactured by Varley Group as part of a three-year contract. Lockheed Martin Australia says the … [Read more...]

Navantia signs MoU with Century Engineering for F-5000 work

Navantia Australia has signed an MoU with Adelaide-based Century Engineering to conduct development work on the rudder arrangement and stowage locker for Navantia’s F-5000 proposal for Project SEA 5000. A March 6 release says that, in addition to the F-5000 work, Century will also support Navantia Australia for potential internal stowage locker modifications to the RAN’s … [Read more...]

Saab signs to supply updated systems for Collins subs

Saab has signed a $24.2 million contract with ASC to supply an updated Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System (ISCMMS) for four of the RAN’s Collins class submarines. Saab says the ISCMMS provides manoeuvring and fully integrated ship management of propulsion, trim, power generation and ship services, and that deliverables under the contract will include … [Read more...]