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Australian Defence Magazine


December 15, 2017

Editor Katherine Ziesing rounds up the year that was in our lead Defence Week story - let's just say we're all looking forward to the upcoming break!

In other news, we look at how ADF pharmaceuticals management has improved and what the future might look like; Australia will also be the first international partner to have Raytheon's Cooperative Engagement Capability certified for the new DDGs.

ADM's founding publisher, the venerable Judy Hinz, will be retiring at the end of the year. Since starting with the weekly tenders all those years ago, Judy has guided the business through turbulent years when the Defence/industry relationship wasn't quite what it is today. We wish both Judy and her husband Peter Masters (who has also supported the publication in many different guises) the very best for their well-earned retirement.

Finally, on behalf of the ADM team, I take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout a very busy year and wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year. Defence Week  will be back on January 25,        

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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Latest News

The Rheinmetall Boxer CRV (left) prepares for another run through the Puckapunyal Armoured Fighting Vehicle Field Firing Training Area, while Defence members talk to BAE Systems Australia representatives about the Patria AMV35 (right) during the Land 400 Risk Mitigation Activity on 22 February 2017. In August the Land 400 Phase 2 RMA concluded. Credit: Defence

2017 by the numbers

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Individual pills are tracked under PILS, which caters to the ADF’s practice of dispensing medication by unit rather than by package. Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

PILS part of the cure for ADF health knowledge management

PILS is an intuitive, flexible system that allows pharmacists to manage pharmaceutical medications and consumables from pill to palette. Read more
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DISC partcipants head towards a C-130J for a flight between RAAF Richmond and RAAF Amberley. Credit: ADM Katherine Ziesing

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UQ spin-off to commercialise reusable hypersonic rocket

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Australia first international recipient of Raytheon’s Cooperative Engagement Capability

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Navantia explores new technologies for warship designs

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SA launches defence strategy out to 2030

The revised strategy follows a comprehensive review of the state’s defence priorities, prompted by major policy and project announcements in the sector. Read more

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