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This week opens with the US Government Accountability Office's scathing review into the US shipbuilding program, which has found immense shortfalls in cost, reliability, and performance across the US fleet (including total losses of electrical power and 'catastrophic' propulsion failures). The review holds sobering lessons for Australia as the national shipbuilding plan gets underway.

In other news, Canada buys eight more Hornets from the RAAF, Australia and Japan strengthen defence ties, Army gains more unmanned ground vehicles, Rockwell is selected to support Chinooks, Craig International forms a joint venture, and a USV protects a NATO ship from a swarm attack.

I'm at ASPI's Space conference this week so keep on eye on ADM's Twitter feed for all things space related.

Ewen Levick

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Lockheed Martin's Freedom class LCS. Lockheed Martin

US shipbuilding performance holds lessons for Australia

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has submitted a scathing report to Congress on the poor performance of the US shipbuilding industry. Read more
Canada has increased its purchase of Australian Hornets. Credit: Defence

Canada increases Hornet buy

Canada has increased the number of F/A-18 A/B ‘classic’ Hornet fighters it wants to buy from Australia from 18 to 25, a Senate Estimates hearing has been told. Read more
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Secretary for Defense James Mattis, Defence Minister Tomodi Inada, and Minister for Defence Marise Payne.
Marise Payne via Twitter

Summit strengthens Australia-Japan defence ties

Security cooperation between Australia and Japan has been strengthened in recent weeks following the 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore and the delivery of four more Bushmasters to the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). Read more
The function of the assisted casualty extraction (ACE) unit is to remove a casualty from a hostile environment via remote control. 
Praesidium Global

Army gains more unmanned ground vehicles

The Army will purchase an additional four unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and accessories from Queensland company Praesidium Global for $2 million. Read more
Craig International Ballistics supplies body armour to Australian police forces.
Craig International Ballistics

Australian body armour manufacturer in joint venture for exports

Queensland-based Craig International Ballistics has signed a joint venture agreement with the United Kingdom’s Cooneen Protection Limited, paving the way to export success. Read more
An Australian Army CH-47F Chinook helicopter lifts from Mount Hagen Airport during Operation PNG Assist 2018.

Army selects Rockwell for avionics support

The Army has selected Rockwell Collins to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Read more
The USV successfully defended a NATO ship against a swarm attack.

USV successfully counters naval swarm

An unmanned surface vessel (USV) has been used to successfully counter a swarm attack in a demonstration exercise carried out by Rafael for NATO forces. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 496 PDF Version

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Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM June 2018

ADM June 2018

In our June 2018 edition, ADM covers the Budget and ongoing efforts to enhance the ADF’s combat capability. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

Upcoming events


Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more

Eurosatory 2018

Eurosatory, the international land and air Defence and Security exhibition, takes place every two years in order to gather the whole offer and demand of the domains. TDA EOIs will open a few months prior to the event. Read more

Building Australia's Strategy for Space

The conference will bring together distinguished international and Australian experts for two days of debate on Australia’s long-term strategic plan to grow its burgeoning space industry. Read more
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