Boeing awarded Super Hornet CFT development contract

The US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded Boeing a US219.6m (A$277m) contract to develop conformal fuel tanks for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order which covers non-recurring efforts associated with Engineering Change Proposal 6503 for the design, development, test and integration of the … [Read more...]

US Navy Hornet oxygen issues persist – RAAF managing risk

UPDATED 1710 19/02/18 with ADF response: A persistent issue with the onboard oxygen generating system (OBOGS) of US Navy F/A-18 Hornets and EA-18G Growlers has taken centre-stage in US Congressional hearings. The ranking member of the House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee, Democrat Representative Niki Tsongas said on February 6, “As we sit here … [Read more...]

Navantia Australia designated class manager for Hobart class DDGs

Spain’s Navantia S.A. has designated Navantia Australia as the Class Manager for the new Hobart class destroyers. Navantia says the announcement represents a significant milestone in the development of the sovereign capability of Navantia Australia and strengthens Australia’s naval shipbuilding credentials. “This decision is the largest, most valuable transfer of … [Read more...]

Thomas Global forges alliance with Safran Defence

Sydney-based Thomas Global Systems has announced it has established an alliance with Safran Defence to support defence and related technologies in Australia. The announcement will see Thomas Global create a specialist advanced manufacturing facility in Australia, which will provide production and long-term support for a range of Safran technologies, including Safran’s PASEO … [Read more...]

Rowlands signs MoU with Raytheon Anschuetz

Adelaide-based Rowlands Metalworks has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Raytheon Anschuetz for the supply of navigational bridge consoles for the nine ship SEA 5000 future frigate build for the RAN. Rowlands says the deal marks a major milestone for the local SA company and an exciting window to potentially further develop international partnerships and … [Read more...]