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Australian Defence Magazine


In this edition of Defence Week, we open with the ANAO's heavily-redacted but fascinating report into the Hawkei procurement, which found deficiencies in negotiation processes and Defence's ability to keep government informed. Thales had sought a legal injunction over the report in the Federal Court, delaying its release by months and setting an uncertain precedent for future audits with ministerial level intervention.

In other news, Army spells out modernisation priorities, Nowra-based SME Global Defence Solutions demonstrates the benefits of local builds, Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr covers logistics in a nutshell, Army orders more Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons from Saab, UNSW seeks approval for a new Defence precinct in Canberra, and UniSA's rocket expert joins a team looking to build Australia's first launch facility.

We look forward to meeting delegates attending the ADM Defence Estate and Base Services summit in Canberra next week.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

It is unclear what Thales’ legal injunction means for subsequent ANAO reports into Defence programs.

ANAO releases scathing report into Hawkei

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a scathing report into the Land 121 Phase 4 project to acquire the Thales Hawkei. Read more
Protected mobility is one of the priorities spelt out by BRIG Mills.

The Age of Surprise: Army lays out modernisation priorities

In a presentation made on the sidelines of Land Forces, Brigadier Chris Mills laid out Army’s modernisation priorities in light of anticipated changes to the way wars will be fought. Read more
[Defence Estate]
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
It’s time to think inside the box! GDS General Manager Clint Evans and colleague Jeromy Bendall at Land Forces 2018.
Ewen Levick

Far-sighted SME brings work to local community

ADM spoke with Clint Evans of Nowra-based SME Global Defence Solutions at Land Forces about the benefits of bringing work back to Australia, the art of patience, and the challenges faced by SMEs. Read more
Logistics is getting materiel “to the right person, in the right place, and at the right time.”

Logistics in a nutshell

For those whose knowledge of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) leaves something to be desired, Ian Mortimer of Melbourne-based Logistic Engineering Services spelt out the importance and the fundamentals of this vital process. Read more
[Aust Warrior Expo]
Soldiers will be pleased to hear the new system weighs less.

Army orders more Carl-Gustafs from Saab

Saab has received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system to Army. Read more
UNSW Canberra is currently finalising a formal proposal for the ACT Government.

UNSW seeks new Defence innovation precinct

UNSW Canberra has announced it is seeking to establish a new Defence and Security Innovation Precinct as part of its proposed new city campus in Canberra’s CBD. Read more
[Ocean Software]
The project aims to build Australia’s first launch pad to send satellites into space.

UniSA’s ‘rocket man’ joins national project to launch satellites

An engine expert from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will spend the next three years working on a $3 million international project to build Australia’s first launch pad to send satellites into space. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 509 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF, plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders. Read more
[Consec MilCis]

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM September 2018

Welcome to the September edition of Australian Defence Magazine, the largest in our 25-year history of publishing – Land Forces 2018. We talk with Chief of Army LTGEN Rick Burr 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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