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August 14, 2014

This week I am in Darwin for Exercise Pitch Black 14, looking at the way modern air forces operate together in an international large-scale exerise environment. Follow us and check out ADM’s Twitter feed @austdefence for images of the event.
Sadly, this is my last Defence Week Premium as acting editor. Katherine Ziesing will be back on board mid next week after six months of maternity leave. Thank you all for your support over that period and I'm sure you will join me in welcoming Katherine back to the editorial chair.
The August edition of ADM should be hitting the streets any moment now and in it you can read stories about the Collins combat system that could have been; Unmanned MCM; greater use of simulation for ADF helicopter training; RAN sonar operators; DSRG; and much more. Also read the From the Source interview with Jens Goennemann, managing director of Airbus Group Australia Pacific.

Nigel Pittaway
Acting Editor

M. 0418596131

AUSMIN 2014 snapshots

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HMAS Bundaberg fire

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Hawk 127 LIF contracts

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Two Chinook simulators arrive in Townsville

The first of two CH-47F Chinook helicopter simulators, worth almost $15 million each, have arrived in Townsville.  more»

Showing Australian capabilities to the world

The DMO is currently considering leading Team Defence Australia trade missions to nine major international trade exhibitions through the remainder of 2014 and 2015.  more»

Army trials aerostat for comms relay

3CSR has trialled a new aerostat system for communication relay during Exercise Hamel.  more»

Exercise Pitch Black shows employers the benefit of Reserve service

Twenty-one employers are getting a taste of military life this week when they head to the Northern Territory for the Department of Defence's Boss Lift to Exercise Pitch Black.  more»

People on the Move

Boeing and subsidiary Insitu Inc. have named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately.  more»

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

New capabilities for Japanese military

The 2013 Japanese Self Defence Force White Paper has announced new capabilities to strengthen Japan's air-maritime denial capabilities.  more»

Self driving mini-truck at RIMPAC

In a small taste of things to come in military operations, the US Marine Corps has tested a self-driving mini-truck as part of the 2014 RIMPAC international naval exercise.  more»

US Army seeks new Light Reconnaissance Vehicle designs

The Army is pulsing industry for ideas that could possibly feed into a new LRV program aimed at supporting the service's planned rapid global response posture.  more»

US Army's 'Force 2025 and beyond' strategy

The US Army has cited cyber, material sciences and robotics among its top priorities in its newly established 'Force 2025 and Beyond' directorate.  more»

Defence Week Premium 313 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.313 of 14 August 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.  more»











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