US Navy conducts development testing using LVC

The US Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has successfully conducted a series of development testing on Boeing P-8AC Poseidon mission systems in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment. The test event is the first time LVC has been used for such testing, and effectively reduced the time and cost of what would have been a six-month, US$12m … [Read more...]

US Navy issues RFI for Marine Corps F/A-18 radar upgrade

The US Navy issued a request for information (RFI) on March 20 to industry for the integration of an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar system with US Marine Corps F/A-18C/D ‘classic’ Hornets. The new radar would replace the current AN/APG-73 system – which is facing obsolescence and sustainability issues – on 84 of the Marines’ classic Hornets in seven … [Read more...]

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...]