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We have a packed edition of Defence Week this week. Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway covers the latest at Exercise Pitch Black and speaks to the CO of the Indian Air Force's 102 Squadron about the capabilities of Sukhoi fighters and his hopes for the exercise.

In other news, I speak to Assistant Chief Patrick Stewart of US Border Patrol about geospatial information systems, ASPI's Jacky Westermann looks into the nuclear debate in Germany and Australia, the Australian Space Agency calls for industry input, Defence announces the timing of the Land 200 Phase 3 industry brief (more details are available here), Airbus and the University of Sydney partner on innovation, research reveals the true size of Queensland's Defence community, and RAAF hosts women from Brisbane in its inaugural Aviation Camp.

ADM is also gearing for our second STEM and Defence Summit in Canberra later this month. More details can be found here.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[Department of Defence]
Commanding Officer of 102 Squadron, Group Captain Prem Anand, callsign ‘Andy’.
Nigel Pittaway

Indian Air Force deploys for Pitch Black

The Indian Air Force is participating in Exercise Pitch Black, the RAAF’s premier air combat exercise, with aircraft for the very first time. Read more
The GIS feeds information from a wide range of sources into a common platform for full situational awareness.

Changing the game for border security

Geospatial tech is changing the game for US Border Patrol. Read more
[Rockwell Collins Inc]
A US nuclear test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
Wikimedia Commons

To get nukes, or not to get nukes

Recognised scholars and experts have been exchanging written views on whether Australia’s strategic future should include nuclear capabilities. A recent op-ed has unchained a similar debate in Germany. Read more
The Australian Space Agency is seeking input from businesses and organisations interested in using space technologies or contributing to the sector. DSTG

Space agency seeks industry input

The Australian Space Agency is seeking input from businesses and organisations interested in using space technologies or contributing to the sector. Read more
[Defence Estate]

Defence announces Land 200 Phase 3 brief to industry

The Land C3 Program will provide a brief to industry on the Land 200 Battlefield Command Systems (BCS) program and the objectives of Land 200 Phase 3 on 4 September at this year’s Land Forces. Read more
The partnership will allow Sydney University and Airbus to collaborate in a number of areas.
Sydney University

Airbus and Sydney Uni partner for innovation

An agreement between the University of Sydney and aeronautical manufacturer Airbus will connect some of the world’s leading aeronautical experts with Australia’s future engineers. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
Members of the ADF at a local community event in Bowen, Queensland. 480,000 Queenslanders have a connection to Defence. 

Research sheds light on Queensland Defence community

Queenslanders now have a comprehensive picture of the size and needs of the state’s Defence community, including current serving personnel, veterans, and their close relatives, for the first time. Read more
Air Force Aviation Camp for Women participants have a close look at a No. 6 Squadron EA-18G Growler.

Brisbane women take part in Aviation Camp

Five Brisbane-based women were among 17 women who recently attended the inauguralAir Force Aviation Camp for Women at RAAF Base Amberley. Read more
[Ocean Software]
504 cover

ADM's Defence Week 504 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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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

July 2018

ADM July 2018

In our July 2018 edition, ADM covers Surveillance in the Land Domain. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

Upcoming Events


Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more


Future strategic leaders will deliver six-minute bursts about a topic they’re passionate about a topic they also feel is of importance to Australia’s national security. Read more
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