Boeing to apply local communications systems to defence

Boeing has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver the deployed communications elements of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) next generation Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) under project AIR6500. Drawing on the technology developed for the Currawong Battlespace Communications System, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) will deliver hardware and software for voice and…

Huntington Ingalls appoints top nuclear submarine leadership in Australia

US nuclear submarine constructor Huntington Ingalls Industries has announced the appointment of Tim Brown as vice president of operations and Terry Nichols as the managing director for two HII business areas in Australia. Brown and Nichols will work from HII’s Canberra office, and both will report directly to Michael Lempke, president of Mission Technologies’ Nuclear…

Boeing to upgrade systems and sensors for P-8A aircraft

Aerospace company Boeing has been awarded a $139.5 million contract to deliver Increment 3 Block 2 software, systems and sensor upgrades to enhance the anti-submarine warfare, maritime strike and intelligence collection capabilities of the RAAF’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The RAAF’s first P-8A aircraft entered into service in 2016, with the latest upgrades supporting…

Best of the week — the five most popular stories among readers, February 5 – February 9, 2024

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) AMSL Aero secures first customer for VTOL aircraft Australian zero emission aircraft manufacturer AMSL Aero has signed an order and received deposits for 10 of its Vertiia vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, with an option for 10 more.…