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Following expectations that a decision on Sea 5000 might be made last week, we open with a Special Report into the current state of the project and discuss how the future of ASW may influence the government's choice. Whilst helicopters play a dominant role in ASW operations today, the rise of unmanned underwater vehicles will likely require a more networked approach over the lifespan of the Future Frigate.

In other news, Defence unconventionally confirms Spike LR2s for the Boxers via the Estimates hearing yesterday, I discuss how industry can meaningfully engage with the government's Indigenous Procurement Policy, an update on how Big Army and Little Army are pursuing CBRNE gear, another Sea 5000 prime courts Flinders Uni, and much more.

We've also released the speakers list for ADM's second STEM in Defence Summit.

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Future ASW will require significant investments in integrated network capabilities.

Special Report: Sea 5000 and ASW - Meeting the future threat

In this Special Report, we give an update on the Sea 5000 decision and look at the future of ASW operations. Read more
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Spike LR2 confirmed for Boxers

Israel’s Spike LR2 has been officially confirmed as the preferred turret-mounted anti-tank guided missile for Army’s Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle program, but in a curiously roundabout way. Read more
Evolve FM winning the Outstanding Impact of the Year award: Luke Carroll, Cath Brokenborough (Lendlease), Steve Mackintosh (Evolve FM), Brooke Boney.
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Incorporating Indigenous talent in your supply chain

Last week ADM attended Connect 2018, a major tradeshow hosted by Supply Nation featuring Indigenous-owned small businesses from around Australia, including Defence suppliers and veteran-owned SMEs. Read more
Soldiers of 1st Combat Engineer Regiment takes the trainees through a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) decontamination training during a visit by the Army Indigenous Development Program to Robertson Barracks last year. 

ADF CBRNE programs out of step

When ADM saw the tender release for Land 3025 Ph 2, we wondered why the well-established CBRNE program of JP 2110 wasn’t managing the project. Read more
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BAE has partnered with Flinders Uni on the condition that the Type 26 is chosen as the Future Frigate. BAE Systems

Flinders Uni gains another partner on Future Frigates

A new agreement between BAE Systems Australia and Flinders University will see students and industry working together to develop new ways to provide the ADF with the evolving capability needed to train the future shipbuilding workforce. Read more
Tropical waters, such as those off East Timor, are a challenge for anti-biofouling technology. 

A light solution for biofouling

DST and the Australian Institute of Marine Science are researching a novel approach of using UV light to protect particular sensitive areas on a ship’s hull from biofouling. Read more
A rendered image of NUSHIP Supply. Credit: Navantia Australia

Indigenous digital voice recording system heads overseas

Sonartech has recently shipped the second Digital Voice Recording System (DVRS) overseas — albeit temporarily, as these systems will return as part of the communications systems installed in NUSHIPS Supply and Stalwart. Read more
The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials on December 15. 
US Navy/Austal

Latest Austal LCS commissioned by US Navy

The US Navy has commissioned Austal’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Manchester. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 494 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF, plus separate PDFs of the Special Report and weekly tenders. Read more
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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

MRO for Procurement 2018

Frustrated by problems with spare parts availability? Concerned that you have spent too much money but still can’t seem to get what you need, when you need it? Not sure which ‘best practices’ will actually make a difference? 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
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