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In this edition of Defence Week, Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr covers RAN's upcoming second attempt to load M1A1 Abrams tanks onto the Canberra class' LHC Landing Crafts. Currently, the two Mexeflote landing rafts on HMAS Choules are the only means of amphibiously transporting an Abrams from ship to shore.

We also cover the UK’s choice of General Atomic’s Predator drone in light of the competition for Air 7003, ASPI’s new report into Australia’s offensive cyber capabilities, this week’s Australian Cyber Security Conference, Army’s forward movements on small UAS, international law covering conflicts in outer space, and more.

Finally, a reminder that nominations for ADM's Women in Defence Awards close at 4 pm tomorrow, Friday 13th April. The nomination form is available here and please feel free to contact Jess Havard (02 9281 8788 or if you have any questions about the awards.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[ADM Women]
HMAS Choules' MEXEFLOTE landing raft transports an Abrams M1A1 main battle tank during Exercise Talisman Saber. Credit: Defence

Abrams tanks set for amphibious trials

The ability of the RAN’s LCM-1E landing craft to safely transport an Abrams M1AI main battle tank from ship to shore in benign or rougher sea states will be put to the test in Exercise Sea Explorer. Read more
An MQ-9B Reaper variant. Credit: GA-ASI

UAS competition heats up as UK chooses Predator

The competition between GA and IAI over their rival armed unmanned aerial systems heated up this week with the news that the UK has chosen to buy the Protector, a variant of GA's Reaper drone. Read more
[Industry Land]
Credit: Getty

Offensive cyber capabilities report: ASPI

ASPI has released a new report into Australia’s offensive cyber capabilities, looking to dispel some of the myths around what this warfighting domain looks like. Read more
Credit: Getty

ACSC2018: cyber challenges and opportunities

Opening speakers at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) conference yesterday were optimistic with the progress government has made on the cyber front. Read more
Credit: XTEK

Army moves forward on SUAS

Army has moved forward on current and future small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS) under Land 129 Phase 4, with contracts signed with XTEK and SYPAQ. Read more
An Atlas V rocket carrying a Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite for an Air Force mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. Credit: United Launch Alliance via US Department of Defense

Legal experts prepare for war in outer space

Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to understand how international laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in outer space. Read more
[ADM Essington]
The Australian staff who worked on JFD's rescue system. JFD

JFD delivers safest sub rescue system to RAN

JFD has delivered submarine rescue equipment worth $19.7 million to the RAN, which means that for the first time, the entire crew of an Australian submarine can be treated simultaneously. Read more
Employers from across New South Wales were recognised for their support of Defence Reservists at the Defence Reserves Support Council’s annual Employer Support Awards event in Sydney. Defence

Employers awarded for supporting Defence reservists

Employers from across New South Wales were recognised for their support of ADF Reservists at the Defence Reserves Support Council’s annual Employer Support Awards event in Sydney. Read more
The Netherlands is the second-largest operator of the Bushmaster PMV. Credit: ContactAirLandSea

Government appoints Defence Export Advocate

Former Minister for Defence David Johnston has been appointed as the first Australian Defence Export Advocate. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 487 PDF Version

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The CDIC is delivering a nationwide series of seminars for businesses that are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market. Read more

5th South Australia Space Forum

The South Australian Space Industry Centre together with the Space Industry Association of Australia invite you to attend the 5th South Australia Space Forum on Thursday 12 April 2018. Read more
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