Defence mulls Black Hawk disposal strategy
Australia puts Black Hawk helicopter fleet up for sale
The Australian defense ministry is planning to offer up to 27 Black Hawk helicopters for sale as it prepares to retire the helicopter type by December 2022.
According to a tender notice from last month, the potential sale is still subject to various US government and Australian defense ministry approvals.
In particular, the helicopters may be subject to the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The government noted it would prefer to sell all of the aircraft and the related equipment inventory to a single purchaser or as few purchasers as practicable.
Australia is replacing the Black Hawks with the NHIndustries MRH90 helicopters. The country is also in the process of acquiring up to 16 four-ton class helicopters under Project LAND 2097 Phase 4 that will replace the Black Hawk in the special operations support role.
Australia is selling the Black Hawks 33 years after receiving its first helicopter from Sikorsky’s facility in Connecticut in 1988. The other aircraft were built under license by Hawker-de Haviland in Sydney.
The helicopters are expected to be available for sale from July 2021 at the earliest. The last aircraft in the fleet is scheduled to be withdrawn from service in December 2022.
New Serbian Embassy in Australia
February 19, 2019
Government of the Republic of Serbia is in the process of building new embassy in Australia. The project will increase capacity for providing services to Serbian citizens in Australia and for increasing overall bilateral relations between Australia and Serbia. It is estimated that the investment project will cost up to $2 million AUD and will bring the opportunity for Australian Serbian community to contribute to its implementation.
For more info about the project you can read here (in Serbian).
Former Serbian Ambassador’s residence in Canberra on sale
February 19, 2019
Former Serbian Ambassador’s residence in Canberra on sale by tender, for more information and relevant details please click here.
Land Forces 2018
Land Forces 2018 will be the essential event to access army and land defence decisionmakers and to connect with military, government, scientific and industry leaders from Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Adelaide Convention Centre September 2nd – 8th, 2018. For more information please click here.
Australian Warrior Expo
The Australian Warrior Expo (AWE) is Australia’s premier Law Enforcement, Military, Emergency Services and Security Expo and is the only event of its type in Australia. AWE is dedicated to showcasing the latest products, technology, equipment and services to this niche market.
The Australian Warrior Expo is not like any other trade show! With a huge focus on Hospitality, encompassing a VIP Night and an AWE party, plus a full retail store. AWE will bring both professionals and agencies together including Government Procurement Managers, Decision Makers and Operators.
Brisbane Showgrounds Novermber 15th – 17th, 2018. For more informatin please click here.