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We open today with ADM's summary of proceedings from yesterday's Defence + Industry conference, which saw over 1,000 delegates in attendance to listen to speakers including Kim Gillis of CASG, Secretary of Defence Greg Moriarty, Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, senior military leadership, and business leaders from primes and SMEs. Panel discussions fielded a range of questions from the audience and yielded some surprising insights.

In other news, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway provides exclusive coverage of Ex Pitch Black, ASPI's latest report predicts regional demand for more patrol boats, Chemring and Quickstep partner on F-35 countermeasures, the Future Submarine yard reaches another milestone, and state and federal government announce a new raft of grant funding opportunities.

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

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[Department of Defence]
The panel discussions yielded a number of interesting insights. Irene Dowdy:

2018 Defence and Industry conference: ADM’s Summary

The 2018 Defence and Industry conference saw representatives from SMEs, primes, CASG, and the military convene in Canberra for a day of presentations from all facets of the Defence community. Read more
Ex Pitch Black 2018 has taken off in the Top End. 
Nigel Pittaway

Ex Pitch Black takes off

Australia’s largest air combat exercise got underway in the Top End this week, with the first Force Introduction Training (FIT) sorties launched from RAAF Bases Darwin and Tindal on July 30. Read more
[Rockwell Collins Inc]
The report argues that there’ll be continued regional demand for vessels ranging from small riverine craft to fast patrol boats and offshore patrol vessels. 

Regional customers want more patrol boats: ASPI

ASPI has released a report examining the growing role of coastal surface combatants in ASEAN member states. Read more
An F-35 releasing countermeasure flares during training.
Lockheed Martin

Chemring and Quickstep to develop F-35 countermeasures

Chemring Australia and Quickstep Holdings Ltd have secured funding for product development and cost reduction initiatives for F-35 Lightning II countermeasure flares. Read more
[Defence Estate]
The government is encouraging researchers and scientists to develop national cyber capabilities.

NSW and Defence announce grants to accelerate technology

The NSW Defence Innovation Network and Defence’s Next Generation Technologies Fund have both announced grant funding to accelerate the rate of technological uptake. Read more
The new precinct will complement the Osborne South Naval Shipbuilding Precinct, pictured.

Milestone reached on Future Submarine yard

A development application has been submitted to the Port Adelaide Enfield Council for Phase 1 of work on the Osborne North construction yard in SA. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]

ADM's Defence Week 503 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
[Ocean Software]
[Scotwork] [Consec MilCis]

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ADM July 2018

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