Raytheon boosts Naval Sustainment Hub in Sydney

Raytheon Australia has announced the creation of 50 new jobs at its Naval Sustainment Hub at Macquarie Park in Sydney. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, and comes on the back of Raytheon being tagged to support the Air Warfare Destroyer combat system during the Hobart-class’s initial period of … [Read more...]

Mark Lemarre steps down as ASC Shipbuilding CEO

ASC Shipbuilding CEO Mark Lemarre has stepped down as CEO of the company effective from December 15, and has been replaced in an acting capacity by General Manager Shipbuilding Jim Cuthill. ASC Chairman Bruce Carter said Mr Lamarre will return to the United States for family reasons, and that he had successfully led the company to high performance through the AWD program and … [Read more...]

Raytheon to provide Cooperative Engagement Capability for Hobart class DDGs

Raytheon has announced that, with the completion of the design, development and testing of its Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) system, it will provide CEC to the Royal Australian Navy for its new Hobart-class air warfare destroyers. The company describes CEC as a real-time ‘sensor-netting’ system that brings together radar data into a single integrated air picture … [Read more...]

Naval Group seeks suppliers for Future Subs

Naval Group has released Naval Group has released Expressions of Interest (EOIs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) as it seeks to build a supplier base for the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program. The initial round of EOIs are seeking suppliers of major equipment including electrical, fluidic, mechanical, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, and will … [Read more...]

Boeing to miss KC-46 delivery target

Boeing says it will miss its 2017 calendar year target to deliver the first KC-46A Pegasus to the US Air Force. In a December 6 report in Defense News, Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing Defense and Security said, “We’re not going to be delivering a tanker this year.” The report follows the first flight of the first production KC-46A on December 4. Converted from the … [Read more...]