Cirrus to supply EW training system for Navy

Through a collaborative project with Australian industry, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is extending its use of simulation in training to ensure that future electronic warfare (EW) specialists are equipped to successfully fight at sea, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced. The RAN is planning to deploy a common EW sensor suite across the future fleet, … [Read more...]

Penske Power Systems secures ADF diesel engines maintenance contract

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of a $78 million contract with Penske Power Systems to deliver supply support and maintenance services for Australian Defence Force (ADF) diesel engines. The contract supports diesel equipment and auxiliary systems that power the Anzac class frigates, the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and … [Read more...]

Raytheon selected for ground-based air-defence system with NASAMS

The federal government has approved the development of a short-range ground-based air-defence system to improve protection for deployed personnel. A single-supplier limited request for tender will be released to Raytheon Australia in the first half of this year that will see the development of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) for use by the … [Read more...]

Fifth C-27J Spartan arrives at Richmond

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has received a fifth C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter at RAAF Base Richmond. The aircraft, serial A34-004, arrived at Richmond on March 30 following a two-week delivery flight from Waco, Texas. The arrival of the aircraft will provide 35 Squadron with greater capacity to support Defence activities and operations, as well as to conduct … [Read more...]

Crashed UAV recovery complicated by threat of unexploded munitions

Recovery of the Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 that crashed on March 27 is expected to begin tomorrow. Accessing the crash site located in Beecroft Air Weapons Range is dependent on the area being clear of unexploded munitions, but the ‘all clear’ is anticipated to be given today, a Defence spokesperson told Australian Defence Business Review. Meanwhile, the cause of the incident … [Read more...]