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November 27, 2014

If you haven't heard about the lashing that the Defence Minister has given ASC (Australian Special Canoes) this week, you've been on holiday far away from any technology I suspect. Click here for a preview on what the Minister has to say about submarines in the upcoming From the Source interview slated for the Dec/Jan edition. 
The deadline for entries to the DMO/Industry Team of the Year Awards for Excellence 2014 close this week. Contact the supervisors here or here if you need any further information. 
In other news, our reader survey has had an excellent take up rate. The survey is only open until the end of the week so please click through if you haven't taken part yet. 
And a heads up that the last Defence Week Premium for the year will be coming out on December 11, returning in the New Year on January 15.


Katherine Ziesing
M. 0419 014 308
T. 02 6203 9535

All about submarines

Just when you thought that the submarine debate was getting to be a little more technical and perhaps more about requirements than industry policy, the minister comes out with a line at a Senate inquiry that will be remembered for years to come.  more»

Letter to the Editor in response to 'Subs unlikely to be built down under' article

The recent Centenary of Submarines Conference in Fremantle was run by the SIA as part of Submarine Week commemorating the past hundred years of Australian submarines and looking forward to the next hundred.  more»

New Federal cloud platform based in ACT

The first large scale cloud platform designed solely for the Federal government has signed up two government agencies before it opens for business.  more»

Last of the RAN's LCHs retired

The last three of the RAN's 45m Balikpapan-class heavy landing craft were decommissioned in Cairns on November 20.  more»

DCNS opened a new subsidiary in Australia

In the presence of Defence Minister, David Johnston, top management of local defence industries and numerous key personalities of government, Herve Guillou, CEO of DCNS Group opened the new DCNS Australia subsidiary.  more»

Maritime S&R an Asia Pacific priority

Defence force personnel from Australia have been in China for Exercise Cooperation Spirit 2014 which aims to enhance coordination and cooperation between Australia, China and NZ.  more»

People on the move

The latest in defence appointments.  more»

Japan to buy Osprey, Hawkeye and Global Hawk

The Japanese Ministry of Defence has announced the selection of Northrop Grumman's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye and RQ-4B Global Hawk to meet its military modernisation requirements.  more»

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

President Barack Obama has accepted Chuck Hagel's resignation after Hagel approached him last month saying it was time for him to leave.  more»

IP and the JLTV program

When US defence contractors compile their bids for the JLTV program, the ensuing haggling over intellectual property costs could be the first major test of a key Pentagon policy.  more»

UK's F-35B deal on way to 2018 operational capability

The British government remains on target for achieving F-35 operational capability from land bases in 2018 with the signing of a contract for four B-variant combat jets, the country's Chief of Defence Materiel, Bernard Gray, has confirmed.  more»

Defence Week Premium 328 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.328 of 27 November 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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