Tag Archives: Australia

CAE Expands Defense & Security Business Footprint With New Australia Office

CAE‘s defense and security unit has opened a new office in Canberra, Australia, and exhibited company-built simulation products during the inauguration ceremony. The company said Wednesday Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, and Ian Bell, vice president and general manager of CAE’s operations in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, attended the formal …

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Australia’s Request for $148M in M795 Howitzer Ammo Gets State Dept Approval

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy M795 155mm high-explosive projectiles from the U.S. government under a potential $148 million foreign military sales transaction. Australia plans to use the howitzer ammunition to build up homeland defense capability, deter regional threats and meet its operational readiness training needs, the Defense …

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Huntington Ingalls-KBR JV to Help Establish Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding College; Andy Green Comments

A joint venture of Huntington Ingalls‘ technical solutions business and KBR‘s government services arm has received a contract to help the Australian government establish and manage a Naval Shipbuilding College. The Naval Shipbuilding Institute will support the project as part of Australia’s efforts to build up the country’s shipbuilding industry over the next …

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AWS Completes Independent Cloud Security Assessment for Australian Government’s ‘Protected’ Data

Amazon Web Services has concluded an independent evaluation that would allow Australian government agencies to perform self-accreditation to host data at the protected level on the AWS cloud platform within the Sydney region, CRN reported Thursday. The completion of the Information Security Registered Assessors Program assessment comes as AWS continues …

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Harris to Produce IDECM Jammer Systems for Kuwait

Harris has received a $24.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures systems to Kuwait as part of a foreign military sales deal. The company will produce 14 IDECM AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 jammer systems for the Kuwaiti government under lot 15 full-rate production, the Defense Department said Monday. Work …

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Boeing Invests in Australian Firm Myriota to Support Satcom Tech Development

Boeing has invested in Myriota through its ventures arm to help the Adelaide, Australia-based startup further develop its direct-to-orbit technology platform designed to facilitate communications for internet of things-based devices in remote areas. Boeing said Monday its HorizonX Ventures arm joined investors such as Blue Sky Venture Capital, Main Sequence Ventures, Right Click Capital …

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General Dynamics’ Mission Systems Unit Expands Canberra, Australia Office; Chris Marzilli Comments

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has expanded its business and  engineering resource center in Canberra, Australia, as part of growth efforts. The expanded GDMS facility at Brindabella Park is close to the Australian defense department’s capability, acquisition and sustainment group office and houses the company’s Mediaware digital video processing operations, General Dynamics said …

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Report: Lockheed to Name Sonar Supplier for Australian Submarine Program in Late 2018

Lockheed Martin plans to award a contract later this year for the production of sonar equipment that will be integrated into Australia’s future submarines, Defense News reported Friday. The defense contractor’s Australian arm told Defense News that it has issued a request for quote to industry. Australia’s defense department awarded Lockheed Martin Australia …

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Australian Agency Selects Data#3 as Microsoft Licensing Services Provider

Data#3 has won a contract from Australia’s digital transformation agency to provide Microsoft software licensing services to the country’s government. The company said Friday it offered a platform to address DTA’s requirements and demonstrated the company’s technical and consultative skills to win the competitive tender process. Contract work will support Australian agencies at the …

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BAE to Update Australian Military’s Over-The-Horizon Radar System

A BAE Systems subsidiary has landed a contract worth potentially $775 million to modernize the Australian military’s over-the-horizon radar platform, Defence Connect reported Monday. The report said BAE’s Australian subsidiary will aim to extend the operational life of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network beyond 2042 as part of the 10-year Project Air 2025 Phase 6 mission. …

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RCR Secures Australian Radar Network Facility Mgmt Services Contract

RCR Tomlinson has received a potential 10-year, $71.9 million contract from BAE Systems to provide facility management services for the Australian military’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network. RCR said Monday it will maintain power, fire, electrical, bulk fuel storage, ground and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems across over-the-horizon radar sites as part of the JORN Phase …

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Boeing to Establish Autonomous Tech Program in Australia; Chris Raymond Comments

Boeing has announced it will establish an Australia-based development program for autonomous technologies. The company said Thursday the three-year program will be conducted in Queensland, and seeks to increase the autonomous capacities of both air and sea vehicles. Chris Raymond, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s autonomous systems division, …

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