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October 9, 2014

Australia's first LHD, NUSHIP Canberra, has been handed over from BAE Systems to DMO before her commissioning later this year. In a signing ceremony in Canberra’s hangar this week, CEO of the DMO Warren King quipped that it was certainly a step up from his past boat ownership efforts of a dinghy.

Seeing both LHD 01 and 02 next to one another at the wharf was tremendous. You really get a sense of scale standing between these two 27,000 tonne behemoths.

Get your hats and sunscreen for ADM's Northern Australia Defence Summit in Darwin next week. Details can be found here if you haven't registered yet.

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First LHD accepted from BAE Systems

The DMO has accepted the first of two LHD ships, NUSHIP Canberra, from prime contractor BAE Systems.  more»

BAE Systems' intriguing bid for Sea 1778

BAE Systems has offered a low-risk solution to provide the Royal Australian Navy with deployable mine counter measures.  more»

Third and fourth T-6Cs delivered to RNZAF

The third and fourth Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers for the Royal NZ Air Force took time out of their delivery flight on October 7 to be presented to Australian defence media.  more»

First trilateral land exercise starts

Defence cooperation between Australia, China and the US will be highlighted during Exercise KOWARI 14, which commenced in the NT this week.  more»

New C-IED facilities to support ADF

Defence will enhance the ADF's C-IED capability with a $25 million facilities program for the testing, evaluation, training and sustainment of Force Protection Electronic Countermeasures equipment.  more»

Army's own blog launched

The Army has launched its first public blog focusing on ideas about land power, security challenges, modernisation and the future of land forces beyond 2020.  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»

New contracts for UK ship sustainment

The UK MoD has awarded two major MSDF contracts, to maintain and repair the RN's vessels and to support the management of its major naval bases.  more»

Airbus to sell its Atlas Elektronik holding

Airbus Defence and Space has announced plans to divest its 49 percent shareholding in naval and marine systems group Atlas Elektronik GmbH, as part of a wider restructuring of its business activities.  more»

Challenges facing US Army of 2025

The US Army Science Board has endorsed the results of a study aimed at helping the service become an expeditionary force adept at overwhelming the defences of capable future enemies.  more»

Robotic patrol boats to counter swarms

The US Navy's ONR is developing a fleet of robotic patrol boats that can not only act as escorts for larger warships or merchant vessels, but can also autonomously swarm around a threatening craft and destroy it.  more»

Defence Week Premium 321 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.321 of 9 October 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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