Victorian companies assemble Boxer CRV turret

Victorian companies have joined with Rheinmetall Defence Australia to assemble and test a LANCE two-man turret in Australia as part of its bid for LAND 400 Phase 2. Rheinmetall said in a statement that it is using the turret assembly to determine which Australian companies can deliver skills, parts and expertise in the manufacture and assembly of turrets. Supacat has been an … [Read more...]

BAE Systems aims to partner with SMEs as it targets LAND 400

Global defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems has outlined an international perspective on partnering so as to best leverage the capabilities of SMEs in the context of its pursuit of LAND 400 and other opportunities. “To operate globally, it means you have to partner locally,” said Erwin Bieber, president of the Platforms & Services sector of BAE Systems Inc, … [Read more...]

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...]