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This edition of Defence Week opens with an update on night vision equipment under Land 53. Tranche 2 has now transitioned into the acquisition phase, beginning with an Invitation to Register Interest (ITRI) activity. It is intended to be a fast procurement and will not consider developmental systems. MOTS all the way it seems.

In other news, industry made announcements on new space research at ASPI's conference, I speak with a NZ start-up targeting Defence, Germany opts for the Heron TP, industry and academia team up for space research efforts, and CSIRO gets a new space research centre. The space renaissance has well and truly begun.

Ewen Levick

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Latest News

An Iraqi Army soldier (left) scans the area with night vision equipment during a night exercise at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Defence

Industry briefed on new night vision under Land 53

Around 35 registered representatives from industry attended CASG’s Land 53 Phase 1BR Tranche 2 (Emerging Night Fighting Technology) briefing in Melbourne on June 19. Read more
Nicolas Chamussy, Head of Space Systems, Airbus, Peter Nikoloff, Executive Director, co-founder and Senior Weapons System Engineer, Nova Group and Professor Andy Koronios, Dean Industry and Enterprise, UniSA announce the CRC commitment. Credit: Airbus

ASPI space conference sees industry space announcements

The ASPI space conference last week saw industry take the opportunity to announce their own research plans in the space realm. Read more
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Noise is a significant weakness for drones. Credit: Dotterel

Start-up industry targets Defence as pace of change increases

ADM recently spoke with Terry Gold, managing director of start-up accelerator Techstars Adelaide, and Dotterel COO Shaun Edlin about how the start-up scene is trying to spread into the Defence space. Read more
The Heron Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) takes off from RAAF Base Woomera. Defence

Germany opts for Heron TP

The German government has leased IAI’s Heron TP unmanned aerial system (UAS) pending budgetary approval in the latest chapter of the competition between General Atomics (GA) and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). Read more
The NovaSAR satellite will provide CSIRO and the wider Australian research community with access to an advanced form of radar technology known as S-band SAR.

CSIRO announces new space research centre

CSIRO has announced a new research centre focused on collecting and analysing data about Earth from space. Read more
The FireOPAL project has used an adaptation of Curtin University’s Desert Fireball Network to track satellites and space debris.
Curtin University

Australian tech revolutionises satellite tracking

Lockheed Martin and Curtin University are applying technology previously used to observe meteorite fireballs to track satellites. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 497 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

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM June 2018

ADM June 2018

In our June 2018 edition, ADM covers the Budget and ongoing efforts to enhance the ADF’s combat capability. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

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