Australian MoD has signed an $800 million contract with Lockheed Martin for the provision of centralized processing services.
Australian Defense Chief Information Officer, Peter Lawrence, said the project would consolidate infrastructure and applications, improving the overall effectiveness and efficiency of data centre delivery in Defense. “Centralized processing will deliver a smaller number of more reliable and resilient data centres, from within 280 data centres to 11 domestically and three internationally,” he said. “It will improve the availability, reliability and security of Defense’s computer processing capability. “The partnership will deliver Defense with a robust and secure technology environment, while creating greater efficiencies; simplifying our service provision and speeding up our response to change.” Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President of Information Systems and Global Solutions, Ms Sondra Barbour, said the Corporation was honored to have the opportunity to partner with Defense to transform its centralized processing environment.
Thales has successfully upgraded the Australian Tiger helicopter dual-dome simulator, the company said in a statement. The improvements to the Full Flight Mission Simulators (FFMS) Visual Display System (VDS) mean the Australian Tiger simulator now has the highest levels of ‘out of the window realism of any Tiger FFMS in the world
Australia is interested in buying military submarines from Japan despite having vowed to build them at home. Australia may buy 12 4,000 ton Soryu class stealth diesel engine submarines and would replace six outdated Collin-class boats by 2030
The Australian Government has awarded a multi-million dollar contract to provide specialised vehicles for the Australian Defence Forces Special Operations. Defence Minister Senator David Johnston today announced that Supacat Ltd will supply 89 Special Operations Vehicle – Commando, in a contract that will create approximately 150 new jobs in western Sydney and Victoria
Australian Minister for Defense David Johnston today announced approval to upgrade and enhance Global Positioning System (GPS) capability of the Australian Defense Force valued at $30 million. “The Government recognizes that to ensure the ADF remains viable and robust we need to invest in force protection, countermeasures, protective security, system redundancy, lower signatures and stealth for our capabilities and systems,” Senator Johnston said
Australian companies might miss out on competing with foreign companies to build its next generation of submarines, Sydney Morning Herald reported today. Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused commitment to allow Australian companies to compete to build its the next generation of submarines
The Australian Defense Forces successfully concluded a highly successful trial of BAEs Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters, BAE said in a statement Monday. The ground trial marks the first time the APKWS technology, which transforms a standard unguided 2
The Australian Government has begun the process of purchasing two additional C-17A Globemaster strategic airlift aircraft, Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced today. Senator Johnston said should the Government elect to exercise this option the two extra Globemasters would significantly enhance the Royal Australian Air Forces capacity for operational tasks, disaster relief and humanitarian assistance in our region and around the world
Lockheed Martin has announced the setting up of an Asia Pacific Information Communications Technology (ICT) engineering hub in Melbourne in partnership with the government of Victoria Thursday. The capabilities that will be based at the facility will expand existing local skills in cyber security, data management, applications development and larger scale ICT services
Design of the next generation of anti-ship missile decoys is set to commence following the signing of two contracts between Defence and BAE Systems Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian Department of Defence said in a statement.Defence Materiel Organisation Chief Executive Officer Warren King said the contracts represented continued investment in the jointly developed Australian—United States Nulka capability
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to modernise and maintain its virtualised theatre battle management core system (TBMCS). The TBMCS synchronises air mission planning for all arms of the military when integrated with joint services and coalition systems
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