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There's plenty of news from the skies in this edition of Defence Week. We open with the news that Northrup Grumman has delivered the first two Triton platforms to the US Navy in the wake of Germany deciding to buy four of the long-range UASs. These developments represent a step forward for the Australian program, which should reach a critical milestone later this year.

In other news, I attended a presentation by Dr Jason Held on how to nurture Australia's space economy, Airbus chooses WA to host the world's first pseudo satellite trials, the University of South Australia wins a half billion dollar grant from Siemens, the latest Black Hornet UAV takes off, and Martin Baker sets up shop in Williamtown.

We've also added a 'Top Comments' feature in this edition, which debuts with Thomas and Johnno's thoughts on the lack of conventional skegs in Austal vessels.

Finally, a reminder that ADM's STEM in Defence summit will be held on August 21 in Canberra, with details available here.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

Northrop Grumman has handed over the first two Triton platforms to the USN. 

Triton program making gains in US, Germany and Australia

News that Northrop Grumman has handed over the first two Triton platforms to the USN is another step towards the long running Australian program. Read more

Space economy set for lift-off

Australia’s space economy is set for substantial growth, according to a presentation by CEO of SABER Astronautics Dr Jason Held, who was hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society at UNSW last week. Read more
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The aircraft can fly for weeks at 65,000 feet. Airbus

WA to host Zephyr pseudo satellite trials

Airbus will conduct a series of test flights of its solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) from north-west Australia in the second half of the year. Read more
Minister Pyne announcing the grant in Adelaide. Chris Pyne via Twitter

UniSA wins $450 million dollar grant from Siemens

Software giant Siemens and the University of South Australia (UniSA) have signed a partnership that will transfer industrial software to train students for work in advanced manufacturing, including naval shipbuilding. Read more
The 32-gram UAS enables soldiers to plug into battlefield networks. FLIR

Next gen Black Hornet nano UAV launched

FLIR Systems has launched the Black Hornet 3, the latest iteration of the Black Hornet line of nano unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Read more
The company will be joining a number of primes on the Williamtown site. Williamtown Aerospace

Martin Baker sets up at Williamtown ahead of F-35 arrival

Martin-Baker Australia has opened a full workshop at the Williamtown Aerospace Centre in advance of the arrival of Australia’s first F-35 JSF. Read more
HMAS Canberra in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 2018. Defence

RAN seeks new anti-corrosion covers

The RAN is seeking new cover designs to combat corrosion on topside naval assets. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 495 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

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM May 2018

In our May 2018 edition, ADM presents Electronic Warfare. We discuss artificial intelligence and the electromagnetic future, and talk with Chemring Australia CEO Joe Farah 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

Eurosatory 2018

Eurosatory, the international land and air Defence and Security exhibition, takes place every two years in order to gather the whole offer and demand of the domains. TDA EOIs will open a few months prior to the event. Read more

Building Australia's Strategy for Space

The conference will bring together distinguished international and Australian experts for two days of debate on Australia’s long-term strategic plan to grow its burgeoning space industry. Read more
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