Australian Army is likely to be equipped with a $2 billion worth missile protection system by the early 2020s.
Australia’s Defence Minister, Marise Payne, and Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne will today confirm the government’s commitment to invest up to $2bn in the system, which will be operated by the army’s 16th Air Land Regiment, ministry announced Monday.
The announcement follows the Australian government’s plans to commit to increasing its defence budget – from $32bn in 2016-17 to nearly $59bn by 2025-26.
The Australian missile defence system program, Short Range Ground Based Air Defence, will modernise the Australian Defence Force’s defensive capabilities and acquire new capability elements, including radars, missile launchers and command and control systems.
A Single Supplier Limited Request for Tender will be released to Raytheon Australia in the first half of 2017 to develop its highly successful National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) for the Australian Defence Force, the release states. The local firms are also likely to be involved in this project.
Mr Pyne said that Canberra-based CEA Technologies, which produces phased array radar for Australia's Anzac-class frigates, and Thales Australia's Bendigo-made Hawkei protected mobility vehicles may be part of the project.
“As part of this contract, Raytheon will hold workshops across the country to engage with local industry on the project, giving them an opportunity to be part of the supply chain for this project worth up to $2bn,” Pyne added.
Australia today issued a Request for Tender (RFT) to BAE, Fincantieri and Navantia who have been shortlisted in its AU$35 billion Future Frigate project, said to be the largest project of its kind in the world. Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said in an official release, “Todays announcement shows the Government is on track to begin construction of the Future Frigates in 2020 in Adelaide
Australia's Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) has decided to collaborate with local company Grollo Aerospace to support further development of the Evader autonomous supersonic aerial target system. The collaboration would provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a cost-effective means to test the performance of modern weapon systems targeted at ADF aircraft, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne announced on 10 March
Northrop Grumman will establish $50 million worth advanced defence electronics facility that could support Australian Air Force's C-130 Hercules, F-35 JSF, EA-18G Growler, MQ-4C Triton, and P-8A Poseidon. Northrop Grummans investment will establish an Electronic Sustainment Centre of Excellence (ESCE) to support this effort and sustain mission-readiness capabilities within the Commonwealth, the company announced Monday
Australian Navy is extending its use of simulation in a collaborative project with Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems for training future electronic warfare sailors. "A common electronic warfare sensor suite is planned across the future fleet
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