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Australian Defence Magazine

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In this Defence Week, Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr heads to Nowra to check out Leonardo and Air Affair's offering for Navy UAS under Sea 129 Phase 5. Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway also covers Dassault's plan to create a Virtual Shipyard as major shipbuilding programs gain traction.

In other news, we review this week's Air Power conference and NZ gains more time to mull over a P-8 acquisition.

Finally, this week AIDN has launched its new South Australian chapter, 

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Latest News

Leonardo's AWHERO UAS on display in Nowra. Credit: Julian Kerr

Leonardo and Air Affairs team for Navy UAS

Air Affairs Australia is teaming with Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters to offer a Maritime Tactical Unmanned Air System for the RAN’s future Offshore Patrol Vessel fleet. Read more
Dassault Systèmes' Heavy Industry Process Planner (PPM) is an end-to-end collaborative solution for ship and yard system planning that automatically creates and verifies manufacturing systems and operations. Credit: Dassault Systèmes

Up-skilling the Australian shipbuilding supply chain

Dassault Systèmes has created a regional training centre, known as the Virtual Shipyard, in partnership with the South Australian government to ensure that SA’s supply chain is on par with the rest of the world. Read more
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Minister of Defence Marise Payne meeting her NZ counterpart Ron Mark in Wellington. Credit: Marise Payne via Twitter

NZ gets more time on P-8 decision

The New Zealand Labor Government elected in October last year has won more time to determine whether a pre-approved purchase of up to four Boeing P-8A Poseidons is in the country's best interests. Read more
Defence Minister Marise Payne speaking at Air Power 2018. Credit: @Marise Payne via Twitter

P-8A Poseidon, Strategic Threats, Energy Security focus at Air Power

Defence Minister Marise Payne has used the biennial Air Power Conference in Canberra to announce that the RAAF’s new P-8A Poseidon aircraft have achieved initial operating capability. Read more
[Industry Land]
Rheinmetall Defence Australia MD Gary Stewart (L) with QLD Minister Milton Dick, Boxer CRV as backdrop. Credit: ADM David Jones

Trades required and Land 400 partnerships

AIDN member organisations are set to benefit from the Rheinmetall $5.2 billion Land 400 Phase 2 program, but work may be required to address a looming skills shortage. Read more
Chris Marzilli, president of GDMS. Credit: Chris Marzilli

New Canberra HQ for General Dynamics Mission Systems

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has opened its new office in Canberra, with an eye to future business in a number of Australian defence acquisition programs including Air 6500. Read more
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Credit: ADM

AIDN-SA, on its way

The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) National Executive announce that it is in the process of re-establishing its AIDN South Australia Chapter. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 484 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 March 2018

In our 25th anniversary, March 2018 edition, ADM presents Land Warfare. We also preview planned tank upgrades and talk with Rheinmetall Defence Australia MD Gary Stewart in From the Source. Read more

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