BAE Systems partners with Milspec for LAND 400

BAE Systems Australia has selected Milspec Manufacturing to manufacture complex electromechanical subsystems, power systems and electrical wiring harnesses for the AMV35 combat reconnaissance vehicle, if it is chosen for LAND 400 Phase 2. Milspec estimates that its workforce would increase by 20 people, if BAE Systems is successful in its bid. “I am delighted to join with my … [Read more...]

Revised OneSky tender price under evaluation

Defence has revealed that a new tender price for Australia’s ambitious OneSky program to acquire a joint civil and military air traffic management system is currently under evaluation, reports Australian Aviation. Thales was announced as the successful supplier for the Airservices Australia-led OneSky project at the Avalon Airshow in February 2015. However, negotiations … [Read more...]

SAR capability funded by Australia supports US Navy hurricane response

Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, the US Navy assisted with search, rescue and reconnaissance missions using P-8A Poseidon aircraft fitted with a search and rescue (SAR) kit capability, the development of which was led by Australia. Group Captain Debbie Richardson, AIR 7000 Phase 2B program director, explained how Australia initiated and funded this capability … [Read more...]

Raytheon extends deadline for LAND 19/7B supplier registrations

Raytheon Australia’s LAND 19 Phase 7B supplier portal is now open for expressions of interest until November 6. The project will deliver a short-range ground-based air defence (SRGBAD) capability for the Australian Army. Raytheon’s proposal for second pass consideration in 2019 is based on the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS). The system is intended to … [Read more...]

Pump jet propulsion still part of Future Submarine design, Naval Group says

Naval Group has confirmed that it is committed to delivering “a regionally superior and sovereign” submarine capability for Australia. The company stated that Future Submarine design work continues to include the pump jet propulsion system that was proposed during the Competitive Evaluation Process and remains on offer to Australia, which had been in doubt. According to Naval … [Read more...]