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Australian Defence Magazine


November 23, 2017

There's a lot of space in this Defence Week, with both Katherine Ziesing and Philip Smart reporting on developments as Australia's space agency starts to take shape. Katherine also reports on the possibility of formulating a Bipartisan Australian Defence Agreement

Nigel Pittaway reports from Marinette in Wisconsin on Fincantieri's plans to build cruise ship blocks in Australia and there's also news on NSW attempts to galvanise local defence industry and a recent cyber security report

An announcement on the $3 billion Sea 1180 Offshore Patrol Vessels tender appears imminent as the National Security Committee sat yesterday and Austal requested a trading halt on the ASX.

Our closing date for Essington Lewis Award submissions, December 13, is coming up fast so don't leave this until it's too late.

Finally ADM will be hosting its inaugural STEM in Defence Summit next Thursday in Canberra at the Hyatt. We look forward to seeing some of you there,

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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LCS17, soon to be USS Indianapolis, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine on November 20. Credit: ADM Nigel Pittaway

Fincantieri kick starts Australian shipbuilding program

An announcement on the preferred shipbuilding partners for the hull block build is imminent as Defence Week goes to press, and will possibly be known by Friday. Read more
The panel discussing Parliamentary inquiry into bipartisan defence cooperation. (L-R) Dr Brendan Nelson, David Feeney, Sir Roger Carr, Linda Reynolds and Kim Beazley.
ADM Katherine Ziesing

Inquiry: Can Parliament work together on Defence planning and spending?

The panel included former Defence ministers Brendan Nelson and Kim Beazley alongside Senator Linda Reynolds, David Feeney and BAE Systems UK chairman Sir Roger Carr. Read more
[Babcock] [Ocean]
Five submarines alongside Diamantina Pier, Fleet Base West, HMAS Stirling. The Government will need to make a strategic decision on where the 12 future submarines should be based. Credit: Defence

NSW works to improve attractiveness of local defence industry

Stakeholders are calling for the NSW Government to take the lead in delivering a coordinated approach to defence related advocacy and to prioritise projects which align with its key areas of advantage. Read more
Since the IAC earlier this year, the debate and buzz around a reinvigorated Australian space industry has been palpable. Credit: Getty Images

Securing Australia’s Space Industry Forum 2017: get on board

A number of growing, new commercial activities, which do not yet generate significant revenue, are attracting investment. Read more
A 200-strong Adelaide crowd gathered for the 4th South Australia Space Forum. Credit: @CSST_NZ via Twitter

A case of watch this space on future agency design

The review has commissioned three major reports in to the Australian and global space industries, received more than 160 submissions totalling more than 1200 pages. Read more
Up to 7 MQ-4C Tritons shall be acquired under Project Air 7000 Ph1B. Credit: Defence

Triton’s footprint a boon for the North

A key feature of Northrop Grumman's AIC plan is to establish sovereign maintenance and sustainment in-country for the Triton UAS program. Read more
[Mates]   [CIVSEC]
Boards are taking more of a leadership role but many organisations are still not sure where sensitive data resides in the business. Credit: FAEF Wiki CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Boardrooms finally taking charge but more action needed on cyber security

Eighty per cent of respondents said their own employees were the greatest threat to data security. Read more
The Redarc factory floor – the company is currently engaged in a major expansion of its workforce and capital. Credit: Redarc Electronics

Redarc teams with Raytheon Anschütz for RAN navigation systems

The agreement will open export opportunities by integrating Redarc into the Raytheon Anschütz international supply chain. Read more
[STEM]   [ADM Cong]

ADM's Defence Week 472 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

Call for Essington Lewis Awards EOIs

All interested parties are asked to complete an expression of interest document and submit by December 13, 2017. Read more

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM November 2017

In November, ADM covers NCW and Comms with a wrap of the recent Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2017. Read more


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