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The ADM team was in Melbourne this week for CIVSEC 2018, and we lead with Nigel Pittaway's review of the exposition, including a Five-Eyes panel discussion and the government's plan to help national security agencies understand their science and tech requirements.

In other news, French President Emmanuel Macron touched down in Sydney to sign a raft of new defence cooperation agreements, EOS announces a new $12 million contract for remote weapons systems, the ADF sends a member to Estonia to learn about cyber warfare from NATO experts, Lockheed wins a global sustainment contract for F-35s, the US approves an FMS of Viper helicopters, Navantia awards SMA a contract on its proposed future frigate, and Australian Pump Industries partners with Italian firm PA on a new blaster.

Finally, make sure to get your tickets for ADM's Women in Defence Awards (available here).

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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CIVSEC 2018's Innovation Awards winners. ADM/David Jones

CIVSEC 2018: ADM's Review

The second biennial CIVSEC was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this week, building on the inaugural event held in 2016. Read more
A meeting between Australian and French ministers in Sydney. Credit: Chris Pyne via Twitter

Defence cooperation a focus of French visit

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Emmanuel Macron of France have announced a range of agreements to enhance bilateral defence cooperation. Read more
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An EOS RWS on top of a Bushmaster. Credit: Thales/EOS/Defence

EOS announces $12 million RWS contract

EOS announced at their annual general meeting last month that they are on track for another strong year of growth. Read more
One ADF member will be seconded to the NATO cyber centre in Estonia each year. CCDCOE/Arno Mikkor

Australia joins NATO cyber centre as domain heats up

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has launched a ‘temporary embassy’ in Tallinn, Estonia, that will facilitate Australian participation in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Read more
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A USMC AH-1Z Viper prepares for takeoff aboard the USS Anchorage.
Sgt. Jamean Berry

US approves sale of Vipers to Bahrain

The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale of AH-1Z ‘Viper’ attack helicopters to Bahrain for an estimated cost of $911.4 million. Read more
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Lockheed wins global sustainment contract for F-35s despite cost concerns

The F-35 Joint Program Office has awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.4 billion sustainment contract to support operations for the F-35 fleet around the globe despite government concerns on costs. Read more
A rendered image of Navantia's F-5000 design. 
Navantia Australia

SMA wins Navantia contract for Future Frigates

Navantia Australia has contracted Australian company Scientific Management Associates to develop and deliver specialised integrated logistic support documentation for its F-5000 future frigate design. Read more
Credit: API

API teams with PA for new blaster

API and PA, an Italian high pressure accessory manufacturer, have finalised arrangements that will lead to 1000 bar pressure cleaners being built in Australia. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 490 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

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ADM April 2018

In our April 2018 edition, ADM presents Sea Power. We discuss the future of Australian shipbuilding and talk with BAE Systems Australia CEO Gabby Costigan in From the Source. Read more

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The CDIC is delivering a nationwide series of seminars for businesses that are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market. Read more


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