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August 7, 2014

In this edition you can read about the announcement of the First Principles Review Panel, appointed by the Abbott Government to streamline decisions on Defence acquisitions and sustainment programs. There are also details on how you can have input into the 2015 Defence White Paper process.

Our senior correspondent Tom Muir looks at the latest Future Land Warfare Report, which describes five trends in the future operating environment. Tom also takes a look at ADF involvement in the recently-concluded RIMPAC 2014 Exercise off Hawaii.

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First Principles Review panel

The composition of the First Principles Review Team, an initiative designed to ensure Defence is fit for purpose and able to promptly respond to future challenges, has been announced by Defence Minister David Johnston.  more»

Future Land Warfare Report 2014

This latest edition of the Future Land Warfare Report describes five trends in the future operating environment and suggests their possible influence - individually or in combination - on the Army's future land force.  more»

A place for asymmetry in warfare

Further to the above, in an era of increasing focus upon concepts such as hybrid warfare, insurgency and 'low intensity conflict', asymmetry is often seen as a means employed by conventionally weak actors against traditional military powers.  more»

Chief of Army's Exercise 2014

The Chief of Army's Exercise 2014 is an invitation only event to be held in Brisbane on 22-23 September 2014.  more»

UK's doubts about Harpoon not shared by RAN

The UK could remove the GWS60/Harpoon Block 1C anti-ship missile from RN service as early as 2018, the MoD has disclosed.  more»

RIMPAC 2014 brings ADF closer to amphibious future

Some 800 ADF personnel from all three services took part in RIMPAC 2014 and are now on their way home.  more»

Is CB-90 an option for Australian amphibious operations

While an amphibious capability offers increased flexibility in its ability to concurrently influence affairs ashore across multiple islands without necessarily a commitment to land operations, the use of coastal, riverine and reef enclosed waters for resupply and tactical manoeuvre by an adversary must be countered by an equally agile maritime force.  more»

Assistant Minister for Defence tours Tassie

Assistant Minister for Defence Stuart Robert and Federal Member for Bass Andrew Nikolic have visited Defence and research establishments in Northern Tasmania to gain a better insight into the significant work undertaken to support the ADF.  more»

TLISC offers fellowships

TLISC is partnering with the ISS Institute to offer two international Fellowships in the amount of $12,500 each.  more»

Submissions to the 2015 White Paper

In April 2014 it was announced that the government was developing a new Defence White Paper, to be released in 2015.  more»

People on the Move

Aerosafe Risk Management have appointed Andrew Harmer as the company's vice president Defence.  more»

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

GAO recommends linking LCS buys to deployment

No doubt of particular interest to our Austal friends, US congressional investigators are recommending the Pentagon's acquisition executive to set three new criteria for the Navy to meet before soliciting bids for additional vessels in fiscal year 2016.  more»

Multi waveforms for Small Tactical Terminal

The KOR-24A Wideband STT co-developed by ViaSat and Harris Corporation has been certified by NSA and is ready for delivery to US and international military customers.  more»

Defence Week Premium 312 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.312 of 7 August 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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