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Australian Defence Magazine


November 16, 2017

In this ADM Defence Week I report from the annual MilCIS conference in Canberra and Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway gets the low down from Army on Active Protection Systems for its vehicles.

In other news Philip Smart reports from SIA's 4th SUBSTEC in Adelaide and Northrop Grumman is awarded a big C-27J sustainment contract.

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A Hawkei PMV(L) is on display outside the National Convention Centre in Canberra this week for MilCIS 2017. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant

APS for Army’s Protected Mobility Vehicles

The Bushmaster fleet in particular will be due for an upgrade of its protection systems in the near future. Read more
L3 Micreo at MilCIS 2017. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant

MilCIS 2017: bureacracy outpaced by technology

Common themes were the constant struggle to keep up with the ever quickening pace of technology advances within constraints posed by limited budgets and the challenge of building and maintaining a skilled ICT workforce. Read more
[Babcock]   [Ocean]
Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne delivering the opening keynote. Credit: ADM Philip Smart

SIA’s SUBSTEC: getting things right for submarines old and new

The three-day conference has seen a balance of focus between Naval Group presentations on its four-step submarine focus and discussion of Collins Life Of Type Extension. Read more
Telstra's stand at MilCIS 2017 – Better Connected. Better Protected is the Defence Engagement team's mantra. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant

Telstra’s 5G – what it will mean for the ADF

Jones outlined how Telstra was preparing for the new era of mass data consumption and would continue to work as a strategic partner to Defence under the mantra of keeping it better connected and better protected. Read more
A No. 35 Squadron C-27J Spartan at RAAF Base Wagga during a day/night training sortie. The first of ten Spartans arrived in Australia in June 2015. Credit: Defence

Northrop Grumman awarded $200m C-27J Spartan sustainment contract

The five-year base, 22-year rolling wave, performance-based contract includes engineering and logistic services. Read more
AMGC MD Dr Jens Goennemann. Credit: Thales Australia

Preparing for the digital shipyard

The program, supported by the AMGC, will identify and help to bridge the capability gaps of the first 16 SMEs, bringing each up to world-class levels of Industry 4.0 maturity. Read more
[Mates]   [CIVSEC]
The modular link – size, weight and power is also enhanced thanks to the negated need for separate receivers, down converters or digitisers, and the reduction of cabling. Credit: Garry Schlatter

L3 Micreo launches RF solution for defence applications

The new photonic solution can be used across various defence domains and platforms. Read more
GA-ASI's MQ-9 on display at Avalon 2017. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant

MQ-9 Predator B demonstrates ASW capability

According to GA-ASI CEO Linden Blue the technology will provide long-range patrol and relay capabilities to the MQ-9 to augment maritime mission sets Read more
[STEM]   [ADM Cong]
The containerised diesel generator modules ECLIPS designed specifically to meet the training requirements of the Royal Australian Navy. Credit: ECLIPS

Sea Box International rebrands to ECLIPS

As Sea Box International, ECLIPS has provided logistics platforms and shipping container-based modular buildings tailored for a variety of roles from emergency accommodation to training facilities and cyclone shelters since 2007 Read more

ADM's Defence Week 471 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

Call for Essington Lewis Awards EOIs

All interested parties are asked to complete an expression of interest document and submit by December 13, 2017. Read more

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM November 2017

In November, ADM covers NCW and Comms with a wrap of the recent Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2017. Read more


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