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October 12, 2017

ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing attended the inaugural Force Design Conference in Canberra and leads this ADM Defence Week with a wrap of the event.

Cyber security has been a focus this week with the release of the Australian Cyber Security Centre's annual threat report; I've provided a summary of the key highlights here.

In other news Rheinmetall ponders autonomous driving technology for military use, Australian space industry gears up for more challenges, Titomic takes additive manufacturing to another level, and Australian students dominate the F1 in Schools World Championships

Finally, as we went to press, Minister Pyne has announced that, following a competitve tender process, Lendlease will build the Osborne South Shipyard in partnership with Australian Naval Infrastructure, with mobilisation works commencing this month and completion expected in time for commencement of Future Frigate construction in 2020,

Patrick Durrant 

Associate Editor

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Force Design 2017 conference highlights

The inaugural Force Design conference, hosted by Force Design Division of the Australian Defence Headquarters in partnership with the Capability Systems Centre at the University of NSW in Canberra, took place in Canberra this week.  more»

Cyber threat report: basic security measures being ignored

The report has also highlighted the global campaign by advanced adversaries to compromise some private sector providers of ICT services, including ICT security.  more»

Space industry looks to new challenges after agency announcement

While the national space agency has been announced, its form is yet to be shaped.  more»


Titomic additive manufacturing system sets new bar

The company sees potential in a myriad of markets from sporting goods to medical, automotive, building and low-volume high-value aerospace and defence manufacturing.  more»

Rheinmetall partners with autonomous driving developer Paravan

Representatives of the two companies have now signed a wide-ranging agreement covering cooperation both at home and abroad, laying the groundwork for the rapid development of remotely controlled, automated, and future autonomous systems.  more»

Wave Glider USV monitors Great Barrier Reef

The use of the Wave Glider on the seven day open water mission was the first major milestone of a five-year joint research agreement between Boeing and AIMS.  more»

Aussie kids dominate world STEM championship

Fifty teams from 27 countries competed in the championships of the popular STEM program F1 in Schools, with Hyperdrive, a team of four students from Trinity Grammar School in Victoria taking the top spot.  more»

ADM's Defence Week 466 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders.  more»


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