Elbit completes delivery of thermal sights for LAND 125 Phase 3C

Elbit Systems of Australia has announced it has completed the delivery of XACTth65 thermal weapons sights to the ADF for Project LAND 125 Phase 3C. The final delivery document was signed in Melbourne on March 22 by Managing Director of Elbit Systems of Australia Dan Webster, and CASG’s Director of Armaments Systems Program Office Malcolm McKeith. Some 4,800 thermal sights … [Read more...]

Raytheon ALR-69A(V) selected for USAF RWR renewal

The USAF has awarded a contract to Raytheon for the provision of 779 AN/ALR-69A(V) digital radar warning receiver (RWR) sets. The new RWR is an upgrade of the ALR-69(A), and is modular and uses commercial off-the-shelf components and an open-architecture interface. It provides improved suppression of enemy air defences, cross-platform integration, and enhanced spectral and … [Read more...]

Army issues LAND 129 Phase 3 information survey

Defence’s LAND 129 Phase 3 project office has called for industry information in the form of a survey to inform its pre-Gate 1 Shadow 200 UAS replacement program. “Defence wants to learn more about Australian business capability to inform its Army Program Land 129 Phase 3,” the survey reads. “The survey is intended to provide an opportunity for Australian industry to … [Read more...]

RAAF F-35A training systems delivered to Williamtown

The RAAF has taken delivery of two key training systems for its F-35A Lightning II project at RAAF base Williamtown. A weapons load trainer and an ejection systems maintenance trainer were delivered to Williamtown by an Antonov An-124 on May 2, and will be installed at the new Integrated Training Centre which is nearing completion at a greenfield site on the northern side of … [Read more...]

Australian fatigue testing technology to be tested on retired US Navy helicopter

The US Navy has supplied a retired Seahawk helicopter for Australian Defence scientists to develop and test new fatigue testing technologies which, if successful, could significantly reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability. “In a world first, Defence scientists and engineers are developing a full-scale, structural fatigue test rig that can accurately … [Read more...]