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Australian Defence Magazine

[Raytheon Julie]

I think most of us would prefer to see more Defence tender transparency - Raytheon Australia certainly thinks so if its recent Senate submission is anything to go by. In other Defence Week news, Julian Kerr visits Varley Group at Tomago in NSW for an insight on the work they've done for F-35 support.

Meanwhile in Washington DC, Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon are facing each other down at the F-35 Lot 11 negotiating table with the Program Director claiming costs are still too high - the RAAF will get eight more F-35s in the lot.

We are pleased to announce Defence Minister Marise Payne as patron for ADM's Women in Defence Awards, with the inaugural event set for July 27 in Canberra. We're still seeking nominations but don't delay - entries will close on April 13,     

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The prime is of the opinion there is no “suitable justification to limit a proper and open public discussion of issues a tenderer thinks appropriate to reveal about their bid”.

Raytheon Australia wants more tender transparency: Senate submission

A capability-focused conversation would, according to Raytheon, provide the public with a greater stake in the defence capabilities for which they are ultimately paying as taxpayers. Read more
Varley workers pose before one of the 22 Deployable Duty Facilities built under the sub-contract to Lockheed Martin. Credit: Varley Group

Homegrown tech for F-35 support delivered

Once completed and accepted by the RAAF, the first Deployable Duty Facilities will be deployed to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Read more
[Industry Land]

Lockheed Martin plays hardball on costs for next F-35 lot

VADM Winter's team is currently engaged in protracted negotiations with the world's largest defence contractor. Read more
Airservices selected Thales Australia in March 2015, and was expected to formalise an arrangement that same year. Credit: Thales Australia

Frequentis signs OneSKY subcontract

Frequentis’ critical contribution to the success of OneSKY was formally recognised by Airservices and Thales during a dedicated ceremony on 7th March. Read more
[Babcock]   [Ocean]

Defence Minister patron for ADM’s Women in Defence Awards

Minister Payne will be presenting a keynote speech at the awards luncheon on July 27 and presenting the Hall of Fame award. Read more
Teamgage at demo day in 2017. The Adelaide-headquartered startup has grown its user base by over 200 per cent since starting the Techstars program in July 2017. Credit: Techstars Adelaide

Techstars Adelaide launches 2018 accelerator

2017 graduates have since gone on to launch new products, close significant VC investments, and inked global deals with top defence sector corporations. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 482 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 February 2018

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CDIC Introduction to the Defence Market Seminars (March)

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

The National Police, Defence & Emergency Services Women's Leadership Summit

Connecting, celebrating and developing women leaders across Australia’s police, defence and emergency services organisations. Read more

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The SME Conference will foster an essential part of the ASEAN-Australia trade relationship, bringing together regional specialists, business leaders and successful exporters to share their knowledge and insights with Australian SMEs. Read more
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