Lockheed Martin Australia locked into National Youth Science Forum

Lockheed Martin has renewed its existing commitment to the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), confirming their partnership agreement for a further three years. A major sponsor of the NYSF since 2014, Lockheed Martin Australia provides operational support for the NYSF and its initiatives including their Year 12 Program, the NYSF Next Step Program, National Science Teachers … [Read more...]

BAE Type 26 selected for SEA 5000

  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the BAE Systems Type 26 Global Combat Ship - Australia design has been selected as the preferred solution for the Royal Australian Navy’s Project SEA5000 Future Frigate requirement. The announcement was made with Defence Minister Marise Payne, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, Finance Minister … [Read more...]

Govt announces acquisition of six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton UAS

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Defence Minister Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne have announced that Australia will buy six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime unmanned aerial systems (MUAS). The long-running project AIR 7000 Phase 1B requirement for an MUAS capability was reportedly approved by the National Security Committee (NSC) of … [Read more...]

JAMMED UP – Next Generation Jammer program update

With the RAAF’s EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft nearing initial operational capability (IOC) comes the promise of a high-end electronic warfare capability. But what is needed next is the dedicated jamming pod to make that possible now and well into the future. This has proven to be challenging technology, with the US not expecting to see IOC of the Next Generation … [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...]