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Thales Introduces the F90MBR Modular Assault Rifle

Thales' F90MBR is a Modular Bullpup Rifle, based on the proven F90, designed to support the modern integrated solider. Photo: Thales

Australian Future Frigate Program

Australian Navy will introduce a new class of frigates in the next decade, under a program, known as 'SEA 5000 Phase 1'. Facing the...

Type 26 Global Combat Ship

BAE Systems was awarded £3.7 billion to build the first three Type-26 boats. Work on the first frigate, HMS Glasgow, began in July 2017. According to schedule, the Glasgow will be commissioned in 2021 and the 8th of this class is expected to enter service in the mid-2030s.

Australian Forces Select Aerovironment’s Wasp-AE Mini-UAVs

The Australian defense department selected AeroVironment's Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system for use by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The Australian order will deliver mini-drones within a period of three-year period, and support the systems for ten years. The contract is worth A$101 million(USD 74.6 million), of which the about half (US$36.5 million) will be the original manufacturer's share.

Australia Shortlists Boxer, AMV-35 for Future Combat Recce Vehicle

The Australian Defense ministry announced that two European companies - British BAE Systems and German Rheinmetall, as the bidders shortlisted as potential suppliers of armored combat vehicles for the Australian Army’s Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability, also known as 'Land 400 Phase 2' program, to become the successor of the 8x8 ASLAV currently in service. The Australian Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, announced.

Australia Cleared to Receive the Latest AMRAAM Missiles

Australia is likely to become the first international user of Raytheon’s AIM-120D, the latest, extended range variant US Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). This is the newest air-to-air weapon in the U.S. arsenal AIM-120D offers increased range, GPS-aided navigation, two-way data link and improved kinematic performance.

Schiebel’s Camcopter Sharpens its Eyes and Ears

Schiebel continues to expand the sensor suits carried on its Camcopter S-100 unmanned small rotorcraft. In a recent demonstration the company has flown EO, SAR and ESM sensors on a single platform, addressing a requirement from the Australian Navy. In the next months it will also test a new HF-COMINT sensor expanding naval surveillance capabilities of naval forces.

GDLS, Thales team to offer new wheeled armored vehicles to Australia,

General Dynamics Land Systems and Thales Australia are teaming to bid to the Australian Defence Land 400 Phase 2 - Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability (MCRC) Request For Tender. The Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle (CRV) fleet will support seven mission roles identified within the LAND 400 Operational Concept Document (OCD). The Australian tender seek a military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) based capability, and maximise Australian industry content. Through-Life Support for the MCRC is being acquired under a collateral contract. First delivery of the CRV is expected in 2020 with first unit achieving initial operational capability (IOC) three years later.

Largest amphibious landing ship joins the Royal Australian Navy

The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned HMAS Canberra today at Fleet Base East at Sidney. Each of the two ships to be deployed will be able land a force of more than 1,000 personnel by helicopter and water craft, along with all their weapons, ammunition, vehicles and stores.

Cyber Intelligence Report – October 1, 2014

In this edition: Israel establishing new national cyber defense authority| More cyber revelations post Operation Protective Edge | USCYBERCOM to recruit 6,000 cyber professionals and create 133 teams across the country | Russia wants to disconnect the ".ru" from interconnected web | ISIS and Al-Qaida looking for cyber Caliphate to launch attacks on US| New Qatari Cyber Law threatens freedom | Singapore organized 23rd GovernmentWare infocom security exhibition | Multinational cyber security drills | Australia's Department of Finance drafts cyber security clauses defining service providers’ responsibilities when managing cyber security risks | UK to launch real-time cyber threat alert system for banks in 2015 | French Information Systems Security Agency strengthening its cyber defense

Cyber Intelligence Report – September 1, 2014

In this edition: Behind Israel's cyber battle of Operation Protective Edge | Iranian cyber offense during Operation Protective Edge | Qatari technology helps Hamas build sophisticated cyber systems to attack Israel | Hackers related to ISIS took down Sony PlayStation's network | Major cyber-attack against United States banks | Most cyber-attacks targeting Western Europe come from Russia | Budget cuts increase Australian cyber-security risks |Hacker targets info on MH370 probe | Ecuador is latest country to face cyber-espionage campaign | UK Ministry of Defense launching £2 million cyber defense project | Germany working on cyber security law to protect critical infrastructure | South Africa has the third highest number of cyber crime victims after Russia and China | Kenya urges concerted efforts to fight crime

Cyber Intelligence Report – July 15, 2014

In this edition: Operation Protective Edge hits cyber realm | Operation Protective Edge in cyber industry | U.S. engaged in talks with China regarding cyber spying activity | DOD bolstering cyber security resources within civilian and military networks | South Africa’s cyber crime increases | Cyber security issues take center stage at 5th Kenya Internet Governance Forum | New Australian Center for Cyber Security | North Korea expanding cyber power | France creating national cyber reserve unit | NATO approves establishment of military Cyber-Polygon-Base

Australia Continues Heron I Mission in Afghanistan

While coalition forces begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, the Heron I remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operated with the Australian Heron Detachment is set to...

Australia Requests Buying 24 Super Hornets

Anticipating potential delays and uncertainty about the future of the F-35A, the Australian Defence has requested to buy up to 24 Boeing Super Hornet fighters - 12 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and 12 EA-18G Growler Electronic Attack aircraft from the USA, at an estimated cost of $3.7 billion
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