Navantia cuts steel for first replenishment ship

The first cut of steel being used to build the replacement replenishment ships has been undertaken following the completion of the critical design review, Navantia Australia has announced. “We have reached the first major milestone in the delivery of this key enabling capability to Navy,” said Francisco Barón, managing director of Navantia Australia. “Navantia understands the … [Read more...]

Australia enhances GEOINT capability through commercial satellites

The federal government has announced that it is spending $500 million on enhancing space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities by improving access to commercial satellites. Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne stated that Defence Project 799 was introduced in the 2016 Defence White Paper to enhance geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) … [Read more...]

Air Mobility Group to receive mission management tools

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has signed an agreement with Jeppesen and Tapestry Solutions to integrate the Mission Management Suite to optimise operations. The solution will help the RAAF optimise Air Mobility Group operations managed by the Air Mobility Control Centre, Jeppesen stated on June 7. Formerly known as Jeppesen Operations Solution, the Mission Management … [Read more...]

AWD Alliance marks acceptance of first destroyer

The AWD Alliance has celebrated provisional acceptance of the first of three Hobart class DDGs, NUSHIP Hobart, at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. In the coming months, the ship will transit from Adelaide to Sydney, where she will be commissioned into service by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). “The acceptance of this first-of-class ship is a further demonstration of the success … [Read more...]

CAE supports RAAF distributed virtual training exercise

CAE has supported the Royal Australian Air Force’s participation in the Diamond Thunder distributed mission training exercise, which saw the RAAF network various simulation assets across the country as part of the Air Warfare Instructors Course. The exercise involved the networking of F/A-18A/B Hornet simulators at both RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Tindal with the E-7A … [Read more...]