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Australian Defence Magazine


This week Julian Kerr takes a closer look at the reasoning behind the Sea 5000 win for BAE Systems and how international frigate programs are shaping up, the Australian Space Agency opens its doors, plus a range of companies showcase how they're supporting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) efforts in schools.

The July edition of ADM should also be hitting your desk shortly, so keep an eye out for it.

The ADM team is also looking forward to seeing you at the Essington Lewis Gala Awards night and D+I conference in Canberra on August 1-2. Tickets are available until July 22 from here.

Ewen is still on leave so please give me a buzz if you need anything from the ADM team.

Katherine Ziesing

Managing Editor

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Global Combat Ship mock up
Credit: BAE Systems

Sea 5000: Behind the BAE Systems win

Superior antisubmarine warfare (ASW) capabilities have emerged as the primary although not the only driver behind the selection of BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) to provide the RAN’s next generation of major surface combatants. Read more
Parkes telescopes
Credit: Getty images

Australian Space Agency open for business

Since the new Australian Space Agency launched this week on July 1, the local space community has been coming out in force to support the renewed interest in all things space related for the nascent body. Read more
(A RAAF E-7A Wedgetail at the recent Avalon International Airshow. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

Boeing works with RDA Hunter on STEM development

Providing a workforce with both technical and enterprise skills has long been on the agenda of RDA Hunter’s STEM Workforce initiatives, as has working with industry partners like Boeing. Read more
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Two of the Aegis phased arrays fitted to the Air Warfare Destroyer NUSHIP Hobart are clearly visible in this shot taken during her recent sea acceptance trials. Credit: AWD Alliance

Aegis FMS for Australia and Spain

The US State Department has made a determination approving a possible FMS to Australia of equipment associated with the integration of the CEAFAR 2 Phased Array Radar System with the AEGIS Combat System for an estimated cost of $185 million. Read more
Pitbull soldier worn anti-drone jammer
Credit: MyDefence

Pitbull: Wearable counter-drone technology for soldiers

Danish company MyDefence has launched Pitbull, a wearable Counter UAS solution that utilizes smart jamming to defeat enemy drones. Read more
JSM test by Kongsberg
Credit: Kongsberg

Norwegian JSM test missiles for JSF contract

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has signed a contract worth 700 million NOK (AUD$ 116 million) with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency for JSM test missiles for the integration phase on the F-35. Read more
Flinders University Hub building
Credit: Flinders University

French scholarships highlight Flinders leadership

Ten Flinders University students are set to kick off international careers with a number of leading French companies, following their success in the June 2018 round of Nicolas Baudin ‘Internships in France’ scholarships. Read more
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Students from three SA school participated in Robot Rumble, inspiring the next generation of STEM skilled people.
Credit: ASC

ASC plays host to Robot Rumble for STEM students

More than 80 local students put their robots through their paces at the inaugural ASC Robot Rumble last week, along with ASC graduate engineers and experts. Read more
Caption: (L-R) Northrop Grumman Australia Chief Executive Ian Irving, The Canobolas Rural Technology High School teacher Matt Scott and students Ella Draper and Mark Selmes, Northrop Grumman Chairman and CEO Wes Bush, Sunshine College students Miette Petrarca and Talita Tran and teacher George Hatzikostas, and Northrop Grumman Chief Global Business Development Officer Dave Perry. 
Credit: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Foundation support rural STEM students

The Northrop Grumman Foundation announced that it is sponsoring six Australian students and teachers to attend Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Read more

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM June 2018

ADM June 2018

In our June 2018 edition, ADM covers the Budget and ongoing efforts to enhance the ADF’s combat capability. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

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Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more


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