Tag Archives: Marise Payne

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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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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Australian Air Force, Airbus Partner for KC-30A Aerial Refueling Automation Project

Airbus‘ defense and space business has signed a research agreement with the Australia’s air force to collaborate on the development of an automatic air-to-air refueling capacity for the country’s multirole tanker transport aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Nigel Pittaway writes the two-year project aims to integrate an automatic refueling feature into the KC-30A aircraft’s …

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Marise Payne: Australia to Invest $192M in Growler Radio Jammer, Radar Tech Development

Australia will make a potential $191.6 million investment to develop a new radio jammer and radar system for the country’s Boeing-built EA-18G Growler aircraft. Sen. Marise Payne, Australia’s defense minister, said in a statement released Wednesday the country will partner with the U.S. Navy to perform development work on the next-generation radio …

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DCNS Opens New Australia-Based Office to Support Country’s Submarine Replacement Project

France-based naval shipbuilder DCNS has established a new headquarters for its Australian subsidiary that will design the future submarine of Australia’s navy as part of an intergovernmental agreement between the two countries. DCNS said Wednesday its Adelaide Future Submarine Facility is scheduled to begin operations in early 2017 and will support activities such as the transfer of …

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Lockheed to Integrate Combat System on Future Australia Submarine Fleet

Lockheed Martin‘s Australia-based subsidiary has been awarded a contract install combat systems on 12 future ­submarines for that country’s navy, The Australian newspaper reported Friday. Brendan Nicholson writes Lockheed will integrate the combat systems in partnership with Australia’s defense department and France-based company DCNS. DCNS was chosen for the potential $38.7 billion contract in April to help design 12 submarines …

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