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May 29, 2014

In this week's issue of Defence Week Premium, senior correspondent Julian Kerr reports from the recent Hunter Valley Defence Conference that Defence is planning to build a helicopter training vessel for the Navy in Vietnam, at a time when Australian naval shipyards are desperate for work.

Julian also reports on issues faced by Defence and industry in the ongoing sustainment of the Armidale Patrol Boat (APB) fleet and forecasts an announcement on the Sea 5000 Future Frigate program in the near future.

In other news, the city of Geelong hosts its second Land 400 Industry Day, aimed at securing the region as the hub for the $10.4 billion Land Combat Vehicle program and senior Canberra correspondent Tom Muir reports on the latest round of funding for the Skilling Australia's Defence Industry program.

Finally, Tom proudly reports on the recent visit to HMAS Penguin by students from seven Sydney High Schools, one of whom is his granddaughter!

Nigel Pittaway
Acting Editor

M. 0418596131



RAN to buy aviation training ship (ATS) overseas?

A contract is expected to be placed shortly for a 90 metre, 2,400 tonne aviation training ship for the RAN that will be built by Damen Shipyards in Vietnam.  more»

Geelong hosts second Land 400 Industry Day

Government and industry leaders gathered in Geelong on May 22 for the second Land 400 Industry Day, designed to promote the Victorian Regional Centre's capabilities in its bid to secure Defence's largest armoured vehicle program.  more»

Applications now open for SADI funding

The latest round of funding under the SADI initiative has been announced by Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston who said more than $5 million in funding would be made available to industry in the 2014-15 financial year under round one of the SADI Program.  more»


Armidale fleet 'struggling'

The difficulties being experienced with the RAN's 14-strong Armidale patrol boat fleet were the subject of unusually strong comments by Col Thorne, the DMO's general manager Land and Maritime Shipbuilding, at last week's Hunter Defence Conference.  more»

Defence exports - industry views sought

Opportunities to expand Australia's multi-million dollar defence industry exports will be examined in a new federal parliamentary inquiry.  more»

Space agreement a milestone in international cooperation

Defence cooperation between Australia, Canada, the UK, and US has been further enhanced by the establishment of a formal partnership on combined space operations.  more»

More on space situational awareness

Canberra will join the Falcon Telescope Network, which will eventually number 12 telescopes, computer-linked to the US Air Force Academy's CSSAR.  more»

Sea 5000 decision nearing

Announcements are expected very shortly on moving forward the Sea 5000 Future Frigate (Anzac class replacement) program.  more»

Cabinet divided over Australian Border Force

Cabinet is reportedly divided over how much power and resources the new national security agency, the Australian Border Force, should have.  more»

Review of 2012-13 Defence Major Projects Report

Federal Parliament's Public Accounts and Audit Committee has tabled the report of its annual review of the DMO's Major Projects Report.  more»

Airborne ISR for Adelaide patrol boats

Defence is seeking information from industry regarding the provision of an organic Naval Unmanned Aerial System for the Adelaide class patrol boat.  more»

FFG - not a ship but an armed combat vehicle

Further to the publication of ADM's article on Land 400, 'The challenge with Land 400' German manufacturer FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau GmbH, read that article and advised that their 30 tonne FFG armoured combat vehicle incorporates their newly developed Protected Mission Module Carrier (PMMC G5) 'which suits the Land 400 combat vehicle capability'.  more»

HMAS Penguin hosts students

Students and teachers from local schools visited the Sir David Martin Mess at HMAS Penguin to experience a formal dinner within the traditions of the Royal Australian Navy.  more»

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

More JHSVs for Austal?

Austal USA was selected as prime contractor in November 2008 to design and build the first JHSV, with options for nine additional vessels expected to be exercised between FY09-13.  more»

Four contenders for UK's Defence Support Group

Four bidders were expected to have lodged formal offers to buy the UK's Defence Support Group by close of business on 23 May.  more»

Defence Week Premium 302 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.302 of 29 May 2014 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here  more»











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