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October 20, 2016

At long last we have the responsibilities of the three Ministers serving Defence – almost 100 days after Christopher Pyne was sworn in as Defence Industry Minister. But it's still unclear who's calling the shots.

As we went to press ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing reported from ADM's Northern Australia Defence Summit that Thales Australia will take over maintenance of the Armidale class patrol boats from Serco (DMS Maritime) next year. She will report further on the summit next week.

Also just in from Minister Pyne's office – an Australian Industry Opportunity Roadmap for Land 400 Phase 2 has been released and with only one day until registrations close (21 October), any companies with services or capabilities sought should register immediately.   

Entries will close for our 2016 Top 40 Defence Contractors/Top 20 Defence SMEs survey on November 18, so please contact Publisher Judy Hinz immediately for inclusion on the list,

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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Responsibilities finally released but who’s the Boss?

Despite holding the position of Minister for Defence Industry for almost 100 days, Christopher Pyne’s exact responsibilities and those of his Defence colleagues Marise Payne and Dan Tehan have only just been released this morning.  more»

HI Fraser’s SERS recognised by Engineers Australia

On October 7, the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia announced HI Fraser the winner in the Innovation, Research and Development category of the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence awards.  more»

F1 in Schools Australian teams set cracking pace

Three Australian teams have delivered outstanding results at the world finals of the 12th F1 in Schools competition, held in Austin, Texas.  more»


DST Group: Hardening autonomous vehicles for EW

DST Group researchers have demonstrated semi-autonomous and tele-operation of two modified Jeeps at Woomera.  more»

RfT out for Simulation Support

A Request for Tender has been issued for the supply of simulation services under a standing offer arrangement.  more»

ADM's Defence Week Premium 419 PDF Version

The full version of the Defence Week Premium can be downloaded here as a PDF. You can also access a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and a digital copy of the newsletter.  more»


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