Frigate project rigged for smoother sailing

By Peter Roberts The $45 billion Hunter Class frigate programme has reached a milestone in its development with the completion of a year-long System Definition Review (SDR) which studied how the special requirements of Australia’s defence department can be fitted into the ship’s baseline design. This review is crucial as the inclusion of the Aegis…

Lightweight armour development for the C-130J Hercules aircraft

Hawkesbury-based engineering consultancy Aerospace & Mechanical Consulting Engineers has been awarded a $2.13 million contract to further develop a unique lightweight armour for the C-130J Hercules airlifter aircraft. The federal government contract with Aerospace & Mechanical in partnership with NSW company Armor Composite Engineering, will use a cutting-edge amour solution to provide the aircraft which…