Rockwell Collins wins contract for Digital Terminal Control System simulators

Rockwell Collins Australia has been awarded a contract valued at $40 million to supply eight Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne stated that the contract includes operator and maintenance support, and builds on the acquisition of three interim systems in March this year, with 80 per cent of the contract value to be … [Read more...]

RAN conducts first operational manned-unmanned teaming

Adelaide class frigate HMAS Newcastle has conducted the Royal Australian Navy’s first simultaneous operations of manned and unmanned aircraft during the ship’s current deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU. The frigate’s MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ helicopter and the ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle were employed on concurrent surface search sorties in the Gulf of … [Read more...]

Penguin Composites secures contract to produce Hawkei bonnets

Tasmanian business Penguin Composites has signed a contract with Thales Australia to produce bonnets and various other parts for the Hawkei protected vehicle. The three-year contract, which is worth more than $8 million, is Penguin Composites’ first major defence-related contract and is expected to create about 15 jobs at its facility at Penguin, Minister for Defence Industry … [Read more...]

Lendlease chosen to build Osborne South Shipyard

Lendlease has been selected as the managing contractor for the construction of the Osborne South Shipyard, with the project expected to create 600 jobs at its peak. “Following a competitive tender process, Lendlease, in partnership with Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd, will be responsible for undertaking this nationally significant work,” stated Minister for Defence … [Read more...]