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...]

US Navy to reduce classic Hornet fleet

The US Navy has announced plans to strike 136 F/A-18A-D ‘classic’ Hornets from its inventory in the next few years in a bid to reduce maintenance costs on these ageing fighters. To compensate for the reduction in aircraft, the Navy plans to increase its Super Hornet acquisition. 110 F/A-18E/Fs have been funded as part of the FY2019 Defense budget, while 24 jets funded in the … [Read more...]

Lockheed Martin Canada commences RNZN Anzac upgrade

The first Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac class frigate has been inducted into the Seaspan Victoria Shipyards in Victoria, British Columbia for an upgrade and modernisation of its combat systems by Lockheed Martin Canada. HMNZS Te Kaha arrived in Victoria on March 6 to commence the upgrade, which will entail the installation of a new combat management system based on Lockheed … [Read more...]

Supashock developing suspension for Rheinmetall APCs

Adelaide company Supashock has launched a bid to design, develop and manufacture new suspension for a large number of Fuchs 2 armoured personnel carriers in service with the German Army. The bid would see Supashock’s passive airassist dampers fitted to the Fuchs 2 which is manufactured by Rheinmetall Defence. “We are strong believers in the technology that Supashock has … [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...]