INTO A RHYTHM – The MRH-90 Taipan’s long journey to success.

The Australian Defence Force’s Project AIR 9000 MRH-90 acquisition project and service entry process for the Australian Army and Royal Australian Navy commenced in 2004 and today remains on the Government’s Projects of Concern List. But the capability is starting to make ground, both in the air, and in the support and sustainment system’s ability to provide sufficient … [Read more...]

L3 establishes three international boards

L3 Technologies has established international boards of directors in three of its key regional focus markets. The new boards will support L3’s military and commercial businesses in Australia, Canada and the UK, and will support the development of and promote strategic initiatives in their respective regions. “We continue to focus on accelerating L3’s international … [Read more...]

Hawkei PMVs-L arrive in Iraq for operational trials

The Australian Army and CASG have deployed a number of Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles – Light (PMV-L) to Iraq for operational trials with Task Force Taji. Both two and four door versions of the Hawkei have been deployed, and their deployment, sustainment and re-deployment will be assessed in the operational environment. The Hawkei was selected in 2011 to fulfil the … [Read more...]

Security Innovation Awards announced

Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited, the organiser of CIVSEC 2018 has announced a new program of national innovation awards for Australia’s Civil Security professionals. The Awards are for Innovators in the Cyber Security, Physical Security & Policing and the Disaster Relief, Emergency Management & Humanitarian fields. These represent the ‘fourth arm’ of … [Read more...]

USAF to phase out MQ-1 Predator by mid-2018

The USAF has committed to phase out its remaining MQ-1 Predator unmanned systems by the northern summer of this year, in favour of consolidating its UAS fleet around the larger turboprop-powered MQ-9 Reaper system. It says the Reaper is able to fly higher and faster and carry a greater weapons or sensor load than the smaller Predator. The latest Block 5 version of the … [Read more...]