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Senior Army capability leaders briefed industry this week on a range of Army programs currently underway. The meeting gave updates on policy frameworks coming into effect this year, Army's move to reliability-centred maintenance practices, Land 907 and 8160, Land 400 Phase 2, and Special Forces' perspective on Land 1508 and 1530.

In other news, RUAG innovations keep the RAAF Hornet fleet in the sky, RAN takes part in a new Indian Ocean exercise, Quoc Do and Ben Heard look at model-based systems engineering in Defence, CASG takes over the space surveillance telescope building in Exmouth, BAE marks another F-35 milestone, and DARPA seeks to automate air-to-air combat.

Ticketing is now open for ADM's Women in Defence Awards, with a stellar field of finalists in the mix. This event sold out last year so get in now!

Ewen Levick

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The Land 907 phases alongside Land 8160 will be based on the chassis of an M1 Abrams.

Land Environment Working Group updates industry on Army programs

Over 300 Defence industry representatives gathered in Canberra yesterday to get an update from senior Army capability leaders. Read more
Technologies developed by RUAG help keep the Hornet fleet flying. Credit: Defence

RUAG Australia: Keeping the ADF in the air

Thanks to fatigue management and overhaul techniques developed by RUAG in Australia, the RAAF has been able to keep the aircraft in the air longer and for less dollars. Read more
India’s absence from the new exercise signals trouble in the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue.

India absent from new Indian Ocean exercise

It is curious that France is leading three of the Quad powers in an Indian Ocean military exercise rather than India. Read more
An MBSE approach was used in the development of Land 2072.

Bringing order to capability – model-based systems engineering in Defence

Societies problem-solve through the addition of ever more complex systems, particularly in Defence. Model-based systems engineering offers a means of navigating those systems. Read more
[ADM Women]
The range of parts produced in Australia have delivered 500 tail sets for the F-35 program.

BAE marks F-35 milestone in SA

BAE Systems Australia has celebrated the production of the 15,000th titanium part produced at Edinburgh Parks. Read more
Leading Aircraftwoman Nerissa Walpole and Leading Aircraftman Rob Patterson discuss space debris patterns.

CASG takes over space surveillance telescope

The Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group (E&IG) have handed over ownership of the new Space Surveillance Telescope Building to CASG. Read more
The view from the cockpit of an Australian F/A-18A Hornet on operations in the Middle East.

Training AI to win a dogfight

No AI currently exists that can out-duel a human strapped into a fighter jet. Read more

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