RAAF commissions new Hawk 127 LIFCAP simulators

The Royal Australian Air Force has commenced training on its new CAE-built Hawk 127 simulators at RAAF Bases Pearce and Williamtown. The new devices were delivered as an element of the Project AIR5438 Hawk Lead In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (LIFCAP), which has seen the key fast jet capability enhanced in order to better prepare the next generation of RAAF air … [Read more...]

David Brown Santasalo joins BAE SEA5000 team

Industrial gearing services company, David Brown Santasalo has joined BAE Systems’ team for the Royal Australian Navy’s SEA5000 Future Frigate requirement. The company is a leader in mechanical power transmissions in the mining, power generation, oil & gas, land and naval defence industries. It has its primary manufacturing centre in Bulli in NSW, and operates three … [Read more...]

OCCAR renews Eurosam support contract

The multi-national European Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) has renewed its in service support (ISS) with Eurosam to support French, Italian and British missile systems. The new five-year agreement covers support for French and Italian SAAM-Fr, SAAM-It, PAAMS and SAMP/T systems, and ASTER 15, ASTER 30 and ASTER 30 Block 1 systems from all three nations. … [Read more...]

Boeing Defence Australia celebrates 20 years in Brisbane

Boeing celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of its Australian defence business headquarters in Brisbane on January 12. In that time, Boeing Defence Australia has grown to more than 1,500 employees who work across the company’s three business units and its research and development organisations. “I don’t think many people realise that over the past 20 … [Read more...]

Hawkei PMVs-L arrive in Iraq for operational trials

The Australian Army and CASG have deployed a number of Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles – Light (PMV-L) to Iraq for operational trials with Task Force Taji. Both two and four door versions of the Hawkei have been deployed, and their deployment, sustainment and re-deployment will be assessed in the operational environment. The Hawkei was selected in 2011 to fulfil the … [Read more...]