BAE Systems to upgrade JORN

UPDATED 1415 5/3/18 WITH BAE SYSTEMS COMMENTS BAE Systems Australia has been awarded a contract valued at $1.2 billion to upgrade and support Australia’s high frequency over the horizon (OTHR) Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN). The 10-year Project AIR 2025 Phase 6 contract award was announced on March 5 by Defence Minister, Senator Marise Payne and Minister for … [Read more...]

Rheinmetall adds Heuch to GSC for Lithuanian Boxers

Victorian manufacturer Heuch Pty Ltd has been added to Rheinmetall’s global supply chain following the order of 88 mobile battery units and dehumidification packs for Boxer armoured reconnaissance vehicles on order for Lithuania. Heuch is based at South Dandenong in Melbourne, and has been a supplier to the ADF since shortly after it was founded in 1970. The company will … [Read more...]

Saab extends Anzac FFH sustainment contract

Saab Australia has received an order under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) to continue its sustainment work on the RAN’s Anzac-class frigates (FFH). The WAMA partnership includes Saab Australia, BAE Systems Australia Defence and Naval Ship Management Australia, and the new order is a five-year follow-on of the ongoing framework sustainment agreement that covers … [Read more...]

NG Australia appoints Mike Gallagher

Northrop Grumman Australia has appointed Mike Gallagher to the role of strategy director. The company says Gallagher will work closely with Chief Executive Ian Irving as the company seeks to expand in Australia. “I am delighted to welcome Mike Gallagher to the Northrop Grumman Australia team,” Irving said. “His service with the RAN and experience in the Australian defence … [Read more...]

SkyTech signs LOI for up to six KC-390s

SkyTech, a joint venture of Portuguese charter and defence aviation services company HiFLy and Australia’s Adagold Aviation, has signed a Letter of Intent to buy up to six Embraer KC-390 transports. An Adagold statement says, “The aircraft are earmarked for multiple defense projects, and both companies have also agreed on a potential strategic collaboration to jointly … [Read more...]