Tag Archives: Christopher Pyne

CAE Hands Over Super Hercules Fuselage Trainer to Australian Air Force; Ian Bell Comments

Australian’s air force has received a C-130J Fuselage Trainer system CAE built with partners an Airbus Group subsidiary and Lockheed Martin. CAE said Friday it led the design and development of the Super Hercules FuT platform that features simulation software used in other C-130J training programs. Airbus Australian Pacific produced the trainer hardware using two airframes from …

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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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Australia Introduces Defense Cooperative Research Center for Autonomous Systems

The Australian government has established the first Defense Cooperative Research Center for Trusted Autonomous Systems which will aim to supply smart-machine and defense technologies through human-machine teaming strategies. BAE Systems, RMIT University, DefendTex and the Australian defense science and technology group are the inaugural members of CRC, the country’s defense department said Monday. …

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Australian Gov’t Launches $1B Battle Comms System Development Project

The Australian government has unveiled an estimated $1 billion project aimed to augment the army’s digital command, control and communications systems. Australia’s defense ministry said Tuesday the Land 200 Tranche 2 Project will employ tactical communications network services from Harris and battle management system software updates from Elbit Systems. “Together they form the …

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Australia to Invest $659M in P-8A Aircraft Training System, Facilities

Australia’s defense department plans to invest $659 million in funds to support the operations of Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. The Australian government will spend $250 million on a Boeing training simulator system at the country’s air force base in Edinburgh as well as $409 million to upgrade base facilities, with an early 2019 completion …

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Raytheon to Support Risk Mitigation Efforts for Australia’s $1.5B Air Defense Project

Raytheon has received a $9.3 million contract from Australia’s defense department to support the first phase of a $1.54 billion air defense project. The department said Wednesday Raytheon’s Australian arm will conduct a year-long risk mitigation activity for the country’s future Short Range Ground Based Air Defense system. Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense …

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BAE Adds 2 Suppliers to UK Type 26 Shipbuilding Program

BAE Systems has selected Liferaft Systems Australia and Mackay Consolidated Industries to respectively produce a marine evacuation system and pipe hanger inserts for the U.K. navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship program. Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne witnessed the signing of contracts between BAE and the two Australia-based companies at the British defense contractor’s …

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Australia Taps 3 Firms, 2 Universities for Defense Tech R&D Contracts

Australia’s defense department has awarded $4.6 million in contracts to three companies and two universities to develop multiple technology platforms for the Australian military. The department said Friday that L3 Technologies‘ Oceania subsidiary aims to create an underwater acoustic sensor for maritime applications under a $2.3 million contract. Agent Oriented Software received a …

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Rockwell Collins to Produce Digital Terminal Control System Simulators for Australian Military

Rockwell Collins‘ Australian subsidiary has received a potential $31 million contract to produce eight simulators for a computer-based technology platform designed to help Australian military personnel respond to adversarial targets. Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, said in a statement published Wednesday the company will also help operate and maintain the Digital …

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CEA Technologies Awarded $115M Contract to Update Australian Frigate Radar

CEA Technologies has secured a potential $115 million contract to update the radar system of the Australian navy’s Anzac-class frigates. The company will produce and deliver CEAFAR2-L air search radars for installation on the frigates, Australia’s defense department said Wednesday. Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense industry, said the department aims to help its …

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Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects

The Australian government has introduced two projects to sustain the country’s Collins-class submarine fleet before the arrival of replacement submarines. Australia’s defense department said Wednesday the first project aims to mitigate control system obsolescence issues and the second project seeks to update submarine communications systems. The department selected the Australian subsidaries of Saab and …

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Raytheon Opens Defense Customer Engagement Hub in Australia

Raytheon has opened a customer engagement center in Canberra, Australia, that features a virtual reality immersive environment designed for the company’s defense customers, engineers and industry partners. The company said Monday the center’s opening event was attended by Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy; Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon’s Australian subsidiary; and Christopher Pyne, …

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