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We lead with an update from Project Currawong (Land 2072 Phase 2B) this week as Boeing demonstrated the latest iteration of battlefield communications capability at HMAS Moreton. The display included a battlefield headquarters and two Bushmasters configured as prototype Electronic Warfare variants.

In other news, ADM speaks to Myriota CEO David Haley and DST Group on how the 'Internet of Things' is set to impact ADF operations, Titomic unveils the world's largest 3D metal printer, Defence launches an autonomous systems research centre, Japan selects Rolls-Royce's MT30 turbine for its new frigates, and the UK looks to Australia to help set up a new satellite navigation system.

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CAPT Martin Arundel inside one of the EW prototype variants. Boeing

Boeing showcases latest battlefield comms capability

Boeing Defence Australia showcased the latest iteration of battlefield communications capability it is delivering to Defence under Project Currawong (Land 2072 Phase 2B) on May 17. Read more
The Internet of Things will provide soldiers with information on the increasingly contested urban battlefield.

Internet of Things firmly on ADF’s horizon

Defence is stepping up investments in the ‘Internet of Things’ as Australian technology looks set to integrate the concept into military operations. Read more
The centre aims to create trusted autonomous systems.

Defence launches autonomous systems research centre

The first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted Autonomous Systems has been launched in Brisbane at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018. Read more
Credit: Titomic

Titomic unveils world’s largest 3D metal printer

Melbourne-based metal additive manufacturing company Titomic has unveiled the world’s largest 3D metal printer. Read more
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A Rolls Royce Engineer during a test of an MT30 gas turbine. The MT30 (based on the RR Trent 800 aero engine) will be fitted to the Type 26 frigates. Credit: Rolls Royce PLC

Rolls-Royce turbine for Japanese frigates

Rolls-Royce has been selected to supply its MT30 gas turbine to power a new class of frigates for the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force. Read more
A GPS Block IIR(M) satellite. The US has previously withheld access to the system.

Australia shows interest in UK Galileo replacement

Reports have emerged suggesting that the British government may seek Australian assistance in building its own satellite navigation system. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 493 PDF Version

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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM May 2018

In our May 2018 edition, ADM presents Electronic Warfare. We discuss artificial intelligence and the electromagnetic future, and talk with Chemring Australia CEO Joe Farah in From the Source. Read more

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