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Australian Defence Magazine

Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing opens today's Defence Week with a question; what happened to ERP at Land Forces? The multi-billion dollar IT program reached second gate approval earlier this year, but has since fallen quiet.

In other news, some of the RAAF's new Spartan C27-Js have been grounded by fuel contamination, CASG head Kim Gillis prepares for retirement, ASPI's Robert Macklin writes a case study on lessons from the AWD program, a Sydney-based SME joins an information warfare consortium, and Airbus sets a new world record.

And the house announcements: Forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey will be sent out in early September, as will Expressions of Interest for the next round of the Essington Lewis awards. Register now for ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit, to be held on September 19th in Canberra.

There are slightly different arrangements for this week's ADM Tenders and Defence Week PDF due to unforeseen circumstances - the documents are available here. Associate Publisher Kylie Leonard will send both out again in the usual fashion as soon as possible.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[Department of Defence]
Royal Australian Navy personnel, Lieutenant Kit Low (foreground), from HMAS Waterhen and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Callum Spence, from HMAS Kuttabul, use Computer Aided Design to develop ideas at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East in Sydney.

What happened to ERP at Land Forces?

The plethora of seminars and conferences available at the Land Forces event next month has lost a contender; an industry brief on the ERP program has disappeared. Read more
The 9th Force Support Battalion refuel a RAAF C-27J Spartan aircraft at Batchelor Airfield during Exercise Pitch Black 2018.

Some C-27Js temporarily grounded by fuel contamination

Defence has confirmed that three of its C-27J Spartan battlefield airlift aircraft were affected by fuel contamination during the recent Pitch Black exercise, held in the NT in July and August. Read more
[Defence Estate]
Kim Gillis speaking prior to the Long Ride 2017 fundraiser.

CASG head Kim Gillis set for retirement after 38-year career

CASG head Kim Gillis used his valedictory remarks at the recent Defence and Industry conference to deliver some home truths, both positive and otherwise, as he heads towards retirement. Read more
HMAS Hobart in the waters of Jervis Bay, New South Wales.

Lessons from the AWD procurement: ASPI

ASPI’s Robert Macklin has released a ‘warts and all’ case study into the procurement of the RAN’s three Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs). Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
Data can be used to make intelligent decisions and inform the design of future vehicles.
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Data-driven design in military engineering

Data is a critical asset for military organisations, but this data is only valuable if used effectively. There is a clear need for data-driven design in military vehicle engineering. Read more
Aquabotix SwarmDiver is an underwater UUV swarm that can gather data.

Sydney SME joins information warfare research consortium

UUV Aquabotix has been accepted as a member of the Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP), a consortium focused on advancing information warfare capabilities to enhance US Navy and US Marine Corps mission effectiveness. Read more
[Ocean Software]
Airbus’ Perlan Mission II set an altitude world record for piloted gliders.

Airbus sets gliding altitude world record

Airbus’ Perlan Mission II, the world’s first initiative to pilot an engineless aircraft to the edge of space, has risen in the stratosphere to a pressure altitude of over 62,000 feet. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 507 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
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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM August 2018

ADM August 2018

In our August 2018 edition, ADM covers STEM in Defence. We talk with Group CEO of Electro Optic Systems Dr Ben Greene in From the Source. Read more

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