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October 2, 2014

While some of us are recovering from the wonders of Land Forces last week, other are preparing for ADM's Defence in the North Summit in Darwin next week. Land Forces was an excellent event this year under new management. There were some complaints about the new pricing structure, but it was hard to fault the organisation. It was difficult to spot the Army staff in many cases as they were in civvies thanks to the raised threat level but they were there!

In other news this week, the RAN's first LHD is coming along in every sense of the word with a sustainment contract awarded to BAE Systems and an acceptance certificate ceremony scheduled for next week.

And Australia's first JSF has taken to the skies! The first aircraft will not be in country for some time thanks to training commitments in the US but the program is on track.

The September edition of ADM is also out and about. If your copy hasn’t landed on your desk, please contact Martin Phillpott at or Tel 1800 807 760. 

Katherine Ziesing
M. 0419 014 308
T. 02 6203 9535

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Defence Week Premium 320 PDF versions

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