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Australian Defence Magazine


November 2, 2017

ADM's Defence Week continues its coverage of our recent Northern Australia Defence Summit with a summary of Army's Land Forces Commander MAJGEN Gus McLachlan's keynote speech on training policy and practice. We also revisit the ScanEagle/FFG trial which has been a model demonstartion of how a UAV can be integrated into an established combat system.

Weapons ranges and training are adapting to better prepare the soldier for modern combat and NSW SME Australian Target Systems recently took out the inaugural NSW Defence Export Award.

BAE Systems looks to the future for its basic flight training facilities at Tamworth, having secured a lease for commercial flight training, and NASAMS finds its first regional buyer in Indonesia.

Slides and presentations from some of our speakers at last week's event can now be viewed here,        

Patrick Durrant

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MAJGEN Gus McLachlan speaking at the Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin last week. As Land Force Commander he is responsible for 85 per cent of Army's force generation. Credit: ADM David Jones

People the key as Army readies for existential threat

Army’s Land Forces Commander Major General Gus McLachlan was a keynote speaker at ADM’s Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin last week. Read more
ScanEagle is launched from the flight deck of HMAS Newcastle in the Middle East region. Credit: Defence

FFG/ScanEagle OPEVAL an exemplar for UAV integration

The level of integration achieved between the UAV and the frigate's combat system may have been a world first. Read more
[Babcock]   [Ocean]
Pacific Aerospace CT-4B Airtrainer aircraft from the Basic Flying Training School prepare to take off from the Tamworth Airport.

BAE secures Tamworth lease for commercial flight training

CAE Oxford Aviation Training Academy Melbourne will take over part of the purpose-built facility at Tamworth Regional Airport. Read more
ATS has applied an end user focus designed to address capability needs. Credit: ATS

ATS picks up inaugural NSW Defence Industry Export Award

The award was in recognition of ATS’ supply of products and services to the world’s largest range contract for the construction of 34 military ranges in the UAE. Read more
[CASG]   [Navantia] [Mates]   [CIVSEC]
The system can utilise different launchers, radar technologies and missile types for a range of different ground based air and missile defence missions. Credit: Mediafoto AS

NASAMS for Indonesia, Lithuania

The Indonesian contract comprises delivery of a complete NASAMS system with command posts, radars, launchers, radios and integration, and training and logistics support. Read more
NASA space shuttle astronauts service the Hubble telescope as it passes over South Australia in December 1993. Credit: NASA

SA seeks experts for space accelerator program

Under the space incubator program early-stage businesses will receive practical assistance with business advice, market research, networking and business plan preparation. Read more
[STEM]   [ADM Cong]

ADM's Defence Week 469 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

October 2017

In October, ADM presents the biennial Pacific Special Edition with a Defence in the North feature. Read more


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