Thales and Thomas Global complete ASLAV turret simulator upgrade

Thales and subcontractor Thomas Global Systems have delivered nine upgraded crew procedural trainer (CPT) turrets for the Australian Army’s Australian Light Armoured Vehicle (ASLAV) under a contract valued at $5 million. The simulator enables the crew commander and gunner to practise gunnery skills without using live ammunition. “The upgrade will lead to lower lifecycle costs … [Read more...]

BAE Systems prepares for Anzac midlife upgrade, as eighth ship completes ASMD

Anzac class frigate HMAS Stuart has completed the Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) upgrade at the Henderson, Western Australia, site of BAE Systems Australia. After 600,000 hours of work, the ship will now undergo sea trials prior to resuming service with the Royal Australian Navy, the company stated. While at Henderson, the ship’s combat management system was upgraded and an … [Read more...]

Austal launches Pacific Patrol Boat construction facility in WA

Austal has welcomed Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne to officially open the company’s new Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement shipbuilding facility in the suburb of Naval Base, Western Australia, marking the commencement of its steel naval shipbuilding capability. Austal chief executive officer David Singleton said the Pacific Patrol Boats project is estimated to … [Read more...]

Relocated space surveillance radar achieves FOC

The C-Band Space Surveillance Radar System has reached final operational capability (FOC), Minister for Defence Senator Marise Payne has announced. This joint initiative between Australia and the US Air Force will enable Australia to better protect space-based capabilities, Minister Payne said in a statement. “The C-Band radar operated from Harold E Holt Naval Communication … [Read more...]

First AWD completes sea acceptance trials

The Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance has celebrated the completion of sea acceptance trials for NUSHIP Hobart, following 21 days at sea off the coast of South Australia, ahead of the ship’s delivery to Defence in June. AWD Alliance general manager Paul Evans said in a statement that the trials proved the advanced platform and combat systems aboard the ship. “Over the past five … [Read more...]