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Australian Defence Magazine


I'm back in the chair for the 500th edition of Defence Week.

There's been a fair bit of news from the far side of the puddle this week as NZ announced the purchase of four P8-As and also released its Strategic Defence Policy Statement.

In other news, AGSVA looks at ways to improve vetting performance, Jacky Westermann from ASPI contemplates the potential consequences should US troops withdraw from Germany, and Lockheed Martin extends its partnership with the National Youth Science Forum.

We'd also like extend a sincere apology to users affected by login issues this week. The issue was on our end and should now be resolved. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact us here.

Finally, ADM invites any company at this year's Land Forces conference to submit a corporate profile by the end of this month. The profiles will feature in our special Land Forces edition. The application form is available here and should be sent to Associate Publisher Kylie Leonard.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

The NZDF will acquire four P8-As to replace six Orions.
RNZAF via Twitter

NZ selects P-8A for future air surveillance capability

New Zealand’s Defence Minister Ron Mark announced this week that the Coalition government has selected the Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to fulfil its Future Air Surveillance Capability (FASC) requirements. Read more
No. 3 Squadron drop off soldiers from 2/1 RNZIR Recon platoon with an NH90 helicopter during Exercise Delta Patrol on the West Coast.
RNZAF via Twitter

Relying on the global order: NZ's Strategic Defence Policy Statement

NZ's Coalition government has released its Strategic Defence Policy Statement, reaffirming Wellington's strategic reliance on the rules-based global order. Read more
[ADM Essington]
The speed and cost of security clearances has been a bugbear for the Defence community for many years.

How to speed up clearances: AGSVA discussion paper

Ask anyone in Defence industry about the biggest issue when it comes to workforce and security clearance is inevitably in the top three challenges. In an effort to address the issues, AGSVA released a discussion paper. Read more
A US withdrawal from Germany would seriously impact power projection capabilities.
Gertrud Zach via US Defense

The consequences of a US troop withdrawal from Germany

Withdrawing from Germany would impact US forces and Washington’s national security interests by significantly reducing its ability to project power. Read more
[Aero Aust]
Digital technologies are changing the shipbuilding industry.

Digital shipyards: The voyage of discovery

The naval shipbuilding industry in Australia is experiencing a wave of change and disruption like never before. Read more
Thanks to Lockheed Martin’s work on the Mars mission, students were able to enter a digital immersive version of what a base camp could look like.
Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin extends National Youth Science Forum partnership

Year 12 students gathered at Lockheed Martin’s office this week to go through the art of the possible when it comes to the application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills under the National Youth Science Program (NYSF). Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 500 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

July 2018

ADM July 2018

In our July 2018 edition, ADM covers Surveillance in the Land Domain. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

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