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  • MRH90 officially added to Australia’s Projects of Concern list


    Canberra has officially added the NH Industries MRH90 helicopter to its Projects of Concern list, citing "significant...


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  • MRH90 officially added to Australia’s Projects of Concern list

    News | 29 Nov 2011 07:46 | Greg Waldron

    Canberra has officially added the NH Industries MRH90 helicopter to its Projects of Concern list, citing "significant technical issues" with the troubled...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MRH90-officially-added-to-Australias-Projects-of-Concern-list-365363/
  • Infrared laser jammer will identify missile type first

    News | 31 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P>Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and Tenix Defence Systems are considering developing a closed-loop infrared (IR) countermeasures (CLIRCM) system that identifies the missile type to be jammed. They claim CLIRCM would allow for faster engagement of multiple missile threats. </P> <P>Demonstrated by the US Air Force Research Laboratory in 2001 in live fire tests, the CLIRCM concept is based on analysing incoming anti-aircraft missiles. It determines the missile type and transmits a customised IR jam code sequence that causes the seeker to break its lock on an aircraft.</P> <P>Existing directed infrared countermeasures systems (DIRCM) are designed to confuse missiles by saturating the seeker with laser energy, causing instability in the guidance system. Australia’s first multi-band solid-state laser DIRCM capable of jamming IR missile seekers was successfully tested in 2003. Australia’s Boeing Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft will usehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Infrared-laser-jammer-will-identify-missile-type-first-204439/
  • Contracts

    News | 04 Jan 2005 00:00

    <p>* Raytheon is to produce 434 AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missiles, including 223 for Canada and Poland under a $200 million US Air Force contract.</p> <p>* The Royal New Zealand Air Force has awarded L-3 Communications' Spar Aerospace subsidiary more than $100 million to conduct a service life-extension to its five Lockheed Martin C-130H transports. </p> <p>* Boeing is to remanufacture six more AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopters for delivery in 2007 under a $29.5 million US Army contract. </p> <p>* Textron Systems will provide 341 Sensor Fuzed Weapons, including munitions for Oman, under a $116 million US Air Force contract. </p> <p>* BAESystems has received a £25 million ($48.4 million) contract to support the UK Royal Air Force's Panavia Tornado F3 air defence fighters. The work will include integration of Raytheon's AIM-120C5 AMRAAMair-to-air missile. </p> <p>* Under an $8.6 million contract, Rockwell Collins will supply 110 ARC-210 Have Quick anti-jam radios for Canada's Sikorhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Contracts-191943/
  • IAI lifts lid on Gulfstream Phalcon AEW&C details

    News | 11 Nov 2003 00:00

    ANDREW DOYLE/PETER LA FRANCHI / BUSAN Israeli manufacturer goes head-to-head with Boeing "Wedgetail" in South Korean contest <p>Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) has unveiled details of its Gulfstream G550-based airborne early warning and control (AEW&amp;C) aircraft, now on order for the Israeli air force, with a large-scale model on display for the first time at the Korea Air Show in Busan last week.</p> <p>The "pocket" AEW&amp;C aircraft will carry four fixed active phased arrays for the Elta Phalcon radar, to provide 360 degree coverage, necessitating extensive fuselage modifications.</p> <p>The model confirms two main arrays will be fitted on the sides of the forward fuselage in an arrangement similar to the Phalcon installation on a Boeing 707 undertaken by IAI for the Chilean air force (Flight International, 10 -16 June).</p> <p>Downward sloping nose and tail-mounted radomes, similar to those on the unsuccessful BAe/Marconi Nimrod AEW&amp;C aircraft, would house forward-http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/IAI-lifts-lid-on-Gulfstream-Phalcon-AEWC-details-173695/
  • Australia delays Wedgetail follow-on

    News | 23 Jun 2003 23:00

    <p>Australia is deferring a decision on acquiring additional Boeing Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&amp;C) aircraft. Negotiations are under way to extend options for an initial two extra platforms that had been due to expire on 30 June. Australian Defence Materiel Organisation head of airborne surveillance projects Air Vice Marshal Norm Gray told Senate budget hearings earlier this month that Boeing has agreed to a 12-month extension. Australia placed a four-aircraft launch order for the Boeing 737-based AEW&amp;C platform at the end of 2000. The deal included options for an additional three Wedgetails. At that time, Australia purchased six mission systems to reduce the cost of exercising the initial option.</p>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australia-delays-Wedgetail-follow-on-167893/
  • Show report Australia 2003 - Qantas joins Airbus in RAAF bid

    News | 18 Feb 2003 00:00

    <p>Proposal for A330-200s will compete against expected offer of 767s from Boeing for Australia's air tanker project</p> <p>Airbus has teamed with Qantas Defence Service and EADS to bid for the Royal Australian Air Force's replacement in-flight refuelling tanker. Airbus will offer A330-200 Multi-Role Tanker Transports, competing against an expected bid from Boeing offering 767s.</p> <p>The move comes a month ahead of the expected release of a request for tenders (RFT) for the A$1.7 billion ($1 billion) programme. A final requirements review is under way.</p> <p>The Australian Defence Material Organisation (DMO), however, warns that the tender release is still dependent upon final approvals.</p> <p>The DMO said last month that "Air 5402 remains scheduled for project approvals in 2003 and the associated planning date for release of the RFT is March 2003. This date is subject to change depending on the timing of project approval."</p> <p>The requirement is expected to be for four newhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Show-report-Australia-2003-Qantas-joins-Airbus-in-RAAF-bid-161804/