The distance is about 600 yards. TALKING TO THE COYOTE. I waited about 5 minutes and the coyote didn’t move. Finally, I pulled the call out of my shirt pocket and gave a series of jackrabbit screams. The coyote didn’t move. He wasn’t interested in a rabbit dinner.
I waited a couple of minutes and then made some very high pitched squeals on the call by biting the rubber button. The coyote immediately came through the fence and started my way. After coming about 50 yards closer, the coyote stopped and sat down.
More high pitched squeals and it started toward me again. As long as it was approaching, I kept quiet. It went below a rise and then appeared at about 300 yards hopping up above the foxtails like it was looking to see what I was.
All this time my torso is completely exposed, but I am sitting still with very little motion. The coyote stopped at about 300 yards and looked at me. I was thinking about trying a shot and cranked the scope up from 4X to about 14X without looking at it.
Throughout much of the company’s existence, ADI was based on Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, it also maintained a R&D/Custom production facility in Brisbane. During 2004, ADI controversially applied to the Australian Equal Opportunities Commission to exclude workers of certain nationalities for security reasons.
During October 2006, it was announced that the Australian federal government had permitted the regional conglomerate Transfield Holdings to sell their 50% shareholding in ADI to the Thales Group’s Australian holdings, the Australian branch of the French military engineering firm. Accordingly, all ADI operations have been acquired by the company, which is now known as Thales Australia.
Captain Cook Graving Dock at Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney and also leases and occupies many of the buildings there. ADI’s large site in St Marys in Western Sydney is progressively being repatriated for residential development with their munitions capability being consolidated in Benalla, Victoria and their testing facilities being sold to Vipac Engineers and Scientists.
In addition to the supply of complete warships, Thales Australia handles the integration of various elements of naval equipment, including radar, sonar, communications, optronics and electronic warfare systems, in addition to miscellaneous support services. By 2010, Thales Australia reportedly employed 3,300 people spread across 35 sites, the majority of which were based in New South Wales and Victoria.
At the same time, roughly 65 per cent of the firm’s activity was within the defence sector, with transport, security, and aerospace comprising the remainder. By 2020, the company had opened two additional sites and had 3,900 employees throughout Australia. Thales Australia has been involved in various aerospace programmes, having specialised in avionics and aerospace-grade electronics.
By 2010, the firm was engaged in the Eurocopter Tiger and NHIndustries NH90 helicopter programmes, serving as the major maintenance, spares and systems supplier on behalf of the Australian Defence Force. It has also been a supplier of various avionics and subsystems, including digital mapping, navigation, communications, electronic warfare systems, mission computers, flight simulators, sonar and mine detection apparatus.