BAE Systems vows to deliver satellite ground stations project despite five-year delay

BAE Systems Australia has responded to criticism of its performance on JP 2008 Phase 3F, which Kim Gillis, Deputy Secretary of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), has described as “the project that keeps me awake at night” within the portfolio of more than 150 major projects that he manages. The project was approved in 2009 to deliver an enhanced satellite … [Read more...]

Defence receives first aviation refuelling vehicles

Three new aviation refuelling vehicles have been delivered to RAAF Base Amberley, Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced. These are the first of 100 vehicles that are set to be delivered by Refuel International, which was awarded a $47 million contract in October under the JP 157 Phase 1 Replacement National Support Base Aviation Refuelling Vehicles … [Read more...]

Penske Power Systems secures ADF diesel engines maintenance contract

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has announced the signing of a $78 million contract with Penske Power Systems to deliver supply support and maintenance services for Australian Defence Force (ADF) diesel engines. The contract supports diesel equipment and auxiliary systems that power the Anzac class frigates, the Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) and … [Read more...]

Raytheon selected for ground-based air-defence system with NASAMS

The federal government has approved the development of a short-range ground-based air-defence system to improve protection for deployed personnel. A single-supplier limited request for tender will be released to Raytheon Australia in the first half of this year that will see the development of the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) for use by the … [Read more...]

Australia signs contract with Kongsberg to integrate RF sensor in Joint Strike Missile

Kongsberg Defence Systems has entered into a contract with Defence for the integration of a new capability in the Joint Strike Missile (JSM) worth the equivalent of $23 million. The unique, state-of-the-art radio frequency (RF) seeker sensor developed by BAE Systems Australia will enable the JSM to locate targets on the basis of their electronic signature, Kongsberg said in a … [Read more...]