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May 12, 2016

With an election now 51 days away (gasp!) and the Government in caretaker mode, Friday's Senate Estimates was the last chance for some answers on some very substantial programs, and there were also a few surprises in store for the Committee.

ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing checked out Inmarsat's 'boot camp' to see what the mobile satellite communications provider was up to in the defence space.

Design tussles between the UK MoD and BAE Systems have shifted the Type 26 program left some, but there's no cause for alarm yet for the Sea 5000 contender, and the F-35 software development and demonstration program is one step closer to full warfighting capability.

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Patrick Durrant

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The Senate’s last minute Q&A session before election

Senate Budget Estimates is generally a fairly lively affair but last Friday’s proceedings were very cordial – at least to begin with.  more»

Inmarsat hosts Global Xpress boot camp

In an effort to educate current and possible new customers, Inmarsat has held a series of ‘boot camps’ around the country.  more»

Type 26 entry into service delayed further

The UK MoD has signed a further £472 million, 15-month extension with BAE Systems for design development on the Type 26 program.  more»


F-35 software a step closer to warfighting capability

The F-35 Joint Program Office released a public statement on 10 May announcing the final configurations of the program’s Block 2B and 3i software.  more»

WA project consultant awarded $46 million in Defence contracts

Decmil Australia has been awarded further work totalling $46 million for Defence in WA, NSW, NT and Queensland.  more»

Engineering analysis software MADe in Australia

Australian software developer PHM Technology announced that the Maintenance Aware Design environment software solution will be used by Babcock’s Analytic Solutions.  more»

Defence Week Premium 396 PDF Version

The full version of the Defence Week Premium can be downloaded here as a PDF. You can also access a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and a digital copy of the newsletter.  more»


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