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July 10, 2014

In DWP this week we report on several important contracts and agreements, including the historic agreement between the governments of Australia and Japan and the opening of Saab Australia's Advanced Maritime Systems Centre by Defence Minister David Johnston.

The search for Australia and NZ's top apprentices has begun with entries for the annual prestigious Snap-on Tools Apprentice of the Year opening. This year Snap-on Tools is deliberately seeking entries from apprentices within the Armed Forces, calling for entries from across the spectrum of Army Reserve right through to Naval. So click on the story below to find out more.

Also on the horizon is Defence and Industry 2014 later this month in Adelaide. For details on the conference and many more Defence events, head to the events tab on the website.

As always, your feedback on any ADM publication is appreciated. Give me a call or email if there is any issue you wish to discuss.

Nigel Pittaway
Acting Editor

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Boeing to further upgrade ADF HF comms

Boeing will increase the capacity and ease-of-use of the Australian Defence Force's high frequency communications systems as part of the country's Project Nullarbor communications improvement initiative.  more»

More on Project Nullarbor

Senator David Johnston said the signing of a multi-million dollar contract to significantly improve Defence communications capability with Boeing Defence Australia builds upon an initial concept further developed and tested by Ebor Computing.  more»

Saab eyes India and Canada through Aussie expansion

With the opening this week of its Advanced Maritime Systems Centre, Saab Australia will target global markets including India.  more»


Australia/Japan trade agreement signed

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Tuesday to sign agreements bolstering defence and trade ties and commencing a new era in the relationship between the two nations.  more»

Wilcox Industries to open manufacturing and assembly facility in Victoria

Wilcox Industries Corp, a US designer and manufacturer of tactical equipment for war-fighters and first responders, will establish its first overseas manufacturing and assembly facility in Victoria.  more»

Heron mission in Afghanistan extended

The RAAF's Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft mission in Afghanistan has been extended to the end of 2014 following a request from the ISAF.  more»

Registrations open for Future Land Force Conference

DSTO has opened registrations for its inaugural Future Land Force Conference 14 to be held in Brisbane during September.  more»

Snap-on Tools 2014 competition opens

The 2014 search for Australia and New Zealand's top apprentices has now begun, with entries for the annual prestigious Snap-on Tools Apprentice of the Year open.  more»

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

F-35 grounding risks UK air show debut

The entire Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet has been grounded by the technical air worthiness authorities of the US Department of the Air Force and Department of the Navy following a runway fire at Eglin Air Force Base last week.  more»

General Dynamics UK completes first Scout PMRS

The first pre-production member of the General Dynamics UK Scout SV family of tracked AFV for the British Army was shown for the first time at Defence Vehicle Dynamics June 25, 2014.  more»

New product catalogue for Cobham

Cobham Antenna Systems has launched its new Satcom Product Catalogue containing details of high-performance satellite feed chain, reflector and flat plate antenna products.  more»

ScanEagle to continue aboard RN RFAs

Boeing Defence UK's contract to provide its ScanEagle unmanned air system for deployment on board Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships is to be extended for two years.  more»

RIMPAC 2014: RSN's frigate in command

The RSN's participating ship in RIMPAC 2014, the Formidable has been selected to assume command of a combined task unit for the second RIMPAC in a row.  more»

Future USNS Fall River completes builder's trials

The US Navy's fourth joint high-speed vessel, the future USNS Fall River successfully completed Builder's Trials on July 2, a Naval Sea Systems Command spokesman said in a July 7 release.  more»

Defence Week Premium 308 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.308 of 10 July 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here  more»








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