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Australian Defence Magazine


December 1, 2017

We're blaming our first ADM STEM in Defence Summit yesterday as the reason for your slightly delayed Defence Week. The successful event bore fruit in the form of stimulating discussion on the omnipresent STEM challenge facing not just Defence but the entire ecosystem of Australian industry.

In other news we speak to Nioa on their recent major munitions contract win, Nigel Pittaway checks out new technologies to assist troops operating in a contested urban environment, NSW achieves amazing results for veterans' employment and the IDF certifies Iron Dome for the maritime domain.

Finally, our deadline for Essington Lewis Awards EOIs is the 13th December - don't miss this opportunity to be recognised at the prestigious Defence+Industry Awards next year,    

Patrick Durrant

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(L-R) Pauline Richards, HR director Navantia Australia; Amanda Holt, CEO Sypaq Systems; Michael Myers, executive chair, REA; and Shelley Willsmore, HR director, BAE Systems discussed what industry needed from STEM graduates. Credit: ADM Patrick Durrant

STEM in Defence: breaking down the barriers

Perhaps the most profound take away from the event was the impact teachers could have on steering young people towards STEM careers. Read more
Nioa MD Robert Nioa. Credit: Nioa

Nioa secures $95m munitions contract with one stop shop offering

Prior to the award, NIOA had been supplying about 20 different types of ammunition but only on an ad hoc basis. Read more
[Babcock] [Ocean]
CUE Adelaide 17 personnel monitor the various sensors used during the exercise. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

Preparing for the Contested Urban Environment

CUE Adelaide 17 is part of the Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge, run under the Five Eyes Technical Co-operation Program (TTCP). Read more
Ex-ADF member Joe Matthews has found work with the NSW Fire Service. Credit: NSW Governement

NSW Government veteran support program wins

The NSW Government Veterans Employment Program has exceeded the target by 162 per cent, 18 months ahead of schedule. Read more
Iridium Dynamics CEO Ian Conway Lamb (second from left) with his Halo UAS and team. Credit: Iridium Dynamics

Airbus BizLab gives UAS start-up a lift

Iridium Dynamics' CEO has joined Airbus at Toulouse in France, one of 12 global start up companies accepted in to the six-month program to develop skills such as business modelling, technical feasibility and team competence. Read more
The Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland will deploy to Australia in the New Year. Credit: UK MoD

Royal Navy commits to Asian-Pacific presence

HMS Sutherland will sail to the Asia Pacific to exercise with the Royal Australian Navy, visit Australian ports and showcase the vessel's anti-submarine warfare technology. Read more
[Mates]   [CIVSEC]
HMAS Hobart entering Port Jackson. Navantia and BIW will be submitting a design for the US FFG(X) based on Navantia's recent builds, including Australia's guided missile destroyers. Credit: Defence

Navantia teams for US FFG(X) bid

The two companies have shared history on the Oliver Hazard Perry/Santa Maria FFG design for Spain in the 80s. Read more
The system was affixed to the flight deck of the Israeli corvette INS Lahar. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit

IDF declares 'marinised' Iron Dome operational

An Iron Dome system operated by IDF Aerial Defence troops was affixed to the flight deck of the Sa'ar class corvette INS Lahav. Read more
[STEM]   [ADM Cong]
Australian Army sappers conduct a CBRN demonstration at Holsworthy Barracks. Credit: Defence

Leidos and UNSW collaborate for improved CBRN response

The partnership will support improvements in detection and response to mitigate the threat of chemical, biological, and radiological weapons for the Australian people and their allies. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 473 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 November 2017

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