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...]

Defence receives first aviation refuelling vehicles

Three new aviation refuelling vehicles have been delivered to RAAF Base Amberley, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced. These are the first of 100 vehicles that are set to be delivered by Refuel International, which was awarded a $47 million contract in October under the JP 157 Phase 1 Replacement National Support Base Aviation Refuelling Vehicles … [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...]

Pyne promotes Australian defence industry in Washington

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has talked up the Australian defence industry in a meeting with Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Washington, DC. The pair discussed the strong defence industry ties between Australia and the US, and the desire on both sides to further deepen cooperation, according to a statement from Minister Pyne. Pyne stated that the meeting … [Read more...]