Tag Archives: Australian Defense Force

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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Lockheed Delivers Initial Deployable Support Facilities for Australian F-35 Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has delivered two mobile mission system facilities built to support operations and maintenance of the Royal Australian Air Force’s F-35 aircraft. Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, said in a statement published Monday the country’s defense force will use the mobile mission system facilities to operate and maintain F-35s while …

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Elbit Systems Awarded $150M to Support Australian Battle Mgmt System

Elbit Systems‘ Australian subsidiary has received a potential $150 million contract to help the Australian defense force manage command and control operations of a battle management system. Elbit Systems of Australia will provide BMS C2 through life support under the contract from Australian defense department’s capability acquisition and sustainment group, the company …

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Rockwell Collins to Help Australian Defense Force Install Dome, Desktop Training Simulators

Rockwell Collins has secured a two-year contract to provide and install dome and desktop trainer simulation systems for joint terminal attack controllers and joint forward observer communities of Australia’s army and air force. The company said Tuesday it will supply eight custom domes and 11 desktop trainers in an effort to help Australian …

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Boeing Taps Austest Laboratories to Help Assess Equipment for Australia’s Comms System

Boeing has selected Austest Laboratories to help evaluate the strength and durability of equipment used for Australia’s battlespace military communication system, Defence Connect reported Monday. Austest Laboratories will help assess the Project Currawong battlespace communication system designed to offer wideband voice, data and video services across wireless and wired infrastructure …

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Australian AF Chief Flies Lockheed-Pilatus-Hawker Pacific Trainer Aircraft

Air Marshal Leo Davies, chief of Australia’s air force, took his first flight of a trainer aircraft from a team comprised of Lockheed Martin, Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific. Lockheed said Tuesday the PC-21 in-service flight represents a milestone for the Australian defense forces’ AIR 5428 Pilot Training System. In late 2015, the Lockheed-led consortium won …

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Saab to Refresh Australian Army’s Air Defense Weapon, Radar Systems; Dean Rosenfield Comments

Saab has received a potential $25 million contract to update the Australian army’s ground-based air defense weapon and radar platforms with new modulation, coding and cryptographic techniques. The company said Monday it will incorporate Mode 5 functionality into the identification friend or foe technology of the RBS 70 air defense weapon and Giraffe …

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Harris Lands $55M Australian Support Services Contract for Tactical Radios; Alan Callaghan Comments

Australia’s military has placed a $55 million order to a Harris Corp. division for logistics and technical support services on the country’s tactical radio systems. Harris RF Communications will carry out training, maintenance, distribution and engineering work for ADF under the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications platform, Harris said Tuesday. Harris said the Australian military …

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Raytheon Orders L-3 SATCOM Terminals for Australian Military; Bob Jacobson Comments

Raytheon has placed an $81.8 million order for satellite communications terminals from L-3 Communications for the Australian military. L-3’s Global Communications Solutions and Linkabit business units will deliver Hawkeye and Panther VSAT terminals integrated with Linkabit’s modems to the client in 2015, L-3 said Tuesday. The contract also calls for …

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IBM Inks Cyber Research Deal With Australian Military; Glenn Wightwick Comments

IBM will conduct cybersecurity research for Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Organization as the country aims to bolster its cyber infrastructure, ARN reported Monday. Brian Karlovsky writes IBM and the DSTO will collaborate on cybersecurity, analytics and cognitive computing research work. Glenn Wightwick, director of IBM Research Australia, said the company …

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