GE Aviation appoints Rambow as regional manager for South Asia Pacific

Jet engines company GE Aviation has announced the appointment of Keren Rambow as regional general manager for South Asia Pacific. Effective immediately, Rambow is taking responsibility for leading sales and operations in Australia and New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the South Asia Pacific Islands, GE stated. Based in Sydney, she is taking over from Max York, who … [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...]

Boeing to miss KC-46 delivery target

Boeing says it will miss its 2017 calendar year target to deliver the first KC-46A Pegasus to the US Air Force. In a December 6 report in Defense News, Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense and Security said, “We’re not going to be delivering a tanker this year.” The report follows the first flight of the first production KC-46A on December 4. Converted from the … [Read more...]

NIOA establishes Canberra office

Australian ammunition company NIOA has established an office in Canberra to support its growing market share. Established in 1973, NIOA is now Australia’s largest privately-owned weapons, ammunition and technical support supplier. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne congratulated NIOA on the opening of the office at Brindabella Park. “The growing success of this … [Read more...]

Pyne announces counter-IED technology grant

Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne announced on December 6 that RingIR Pty Ltd would receive $4.6 million from the Defence Innovation Hub funding to develop and demonstrate a new technology to enhance the ADF’s counter-IED capabilities. A ministerial statement says the new technology uses highly sensitive laser spectrometry technique to locate and identify the … [Read more...]