INTO A RHYTHM – The MRH-90 Taipan’s long journey to success.

The Australian Defence Force’s Project AIR 9000 MRH-90 acquisition project and service entry process for the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy commenced in 2004 and today remains on the Government’s Projects of Concern List. But the capability is starting to make ground, both in the air, and in the support and sustainment system’s ability to provide sufficient … [Read more...]

L3 establishes three international boards

L3 Technologies has established international boards of directors in three of its key regional focus markets. The new boards will support L3’s military and commercial businesses in Australia, Canada and the UK, and will support the development of and promote strategic initiatives in their respective regions. “We continue to focus on accelerating L3’s international … [Read more...]

Australian and UK Invictus crews complete Sydney to Hobart

Two crews comprising wounded Australian and British defence personnel successfully completed the 2017 Sydney to Hobart yacht race on the evening of December 29. Each crew comprised 16 former ADF or British Forces personnel who had been wounded, illness or had been injured. The Australian crew in Invictus Games 2018 Down Under, and the UK crew sailing Invictus Games Sydney … [Read more...]

MADE IN AMERICA – How Italian SEA 5000 contender Fincantieri established a new shipbuilding industry half a world away.

By Max Blenkin In a community where more and more factories were shutting up shop, the auto business was in terminal decline and unemployment was soaring, legislators desperately sought to attract new jobs and wealth-creating industries. This isn’t South Australia in the wake of Holden’s closure, but the US mid-west a decade ago as the global recession started to bite. … [Read more...]

Minister Payne confirms RAAF classic Hornet sale to Canada

Defence Minister Marise Payne has confirmed the Government has agreed to sell 18 RAAF F/A-18A/B 'classic Hornets to Canada. The Minister’s announcement comes after Canadian officials overnight confirmed they would not be proceeding with a planned purchase of 18 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from Boeing, and would instead agree to a letter of offer from Australia for the classic … [Read more...]