Naval Group Australia appoints John Davis as CEO

Naval Group Australia has announced the appointment of John Davis as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Future Submarine Program Director, effective 1 July 2018. A company statement says Mr Davis will lead Naval Group Australia through the ongoing delivery of the Future Submarine Program. He has worked within the Defence industry in Australia and in the UK for more than 30 … [Read more...]

Dassault Systèmes establishes SA regional centre at University of Adelaide

Dassault Systèmes and the University of Adelaide have opened Dassault Systèmes’ South Australian regional centre on the university’s campus in Adelaide. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said the new office  will be the first office to be co-located with an Australian university, and was established under a collaboration agreement signed on May 17 by University … [Read more...]

Raytheon ALR-69A(V) selected for USAF RWR renewal

The USAF has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the provision of 779 AN/ALR-69A(V) digital radar warning receiver (RWR) sets. The new RWR is an upgrade of the ALR-69(A), and is modular and uses commercial off-the-shelf components and an open-architecture interface. It provides improved suppression of enemy air defences, cross-platform integration, and enhanced spectral and … [Read more...]

US approves sale of six C-130Js to Germany

The US State Department has approved the sale of six Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules to Germany. A US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announcement states that three of the aircraft will be long fuselage C-130J-30 models, and three will be delivered in the KC-130J tanker transport configuration. The sale is valued at US$1.4bn (A$1.86bn) and includes a … [Read more...]

Army issues LAND 129 Phase 3 information survey

Defence’s LAND 129 Phase 3 project office has called for industry information in the form of a survey to inform its pre-Gate 1 Shadow 200 UAS replacement program. “Defence wants to learn more about Australian business capability to inform its Army Program Land 129 Phase 3,” the survey reads. “The survey is intended to provide an opportunity for Australian industry to … [Read more...]