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July 24, 2014

In this week's issue of ADM's Defence Week Premium newsletter, there are a wide range of stories, including the draft environmental impact statement of the RAAF's F-35A, the first of which is due to be rolled out of the factory this week.

There is also our usual selection of international stories which will be of interest to our local readers.

The July edition of ADM has landed on my desk. In this edition there are loads of stories relating to ADF weapons, Land Surveillance, and there is even an updated DCP calendar. And if by some horrible twist of fate you haven't received your July edition of ADM, please contact Judy Hinz on 07 3348 6966 or who can sort that out for you.

At the beginning of next week I'll be in Adelaide for Defence and Industry 2014. I hope to see you all there! For details on the conference and many more Defence events, head to the events tab on the website.

Nigel Pittaway
Acting Editor

M. 0418596131

Draft EIS released for F-35A operations in Australia

Defence has released the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed flying operations of the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft.  more»

Australia seeks participation in Kongsberg's JSM

Australia is seeking expanded engagement in Norway's air-launched anti-ship Kongsberg Joint Strike Missile program,  more»

RAN's test firings of Mk.54 LWT from Seahawk

The RAN has completed three test firings of the Mk.54 lightweight torpedo from an MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopter.  more»


Thales continues operation at GID

Thales Australia has signed a contract with the Department of Defence to provide ongoing dock operations and services, as well as ship repair and maintenance services, at Garden Island for the next five years.  more»

HMAS Darwin completes Middle East region deployment

HMAS Darwin has completed a highly successful maritime security deployment to the Middle East and is now heading home to Sydney.  more»

New Zealand to receive first two T-6 aircraft on-time

Beechcraft Defense has announced that the first two Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Beechcraft T-6C aircraft have been completed ahead of schedule and will depart for New Zealand from its headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, later this month.  more»

Defence Minister hails closer Australia-Chinese Defence ties

Defence Minister David Johnston has hailed the forging of closer defence relations between Australia and China following his meeting with General Fan Changlong.  more»

End of the LCH era

The Navy's three remaining Landing Craft Heavy auxiliary vessels have begun their decommissioning voyages, sailing from Cairns, the port they have called home for the past 30 years.  more»

People on the Move

Julie Barbaro has joined the staff Martin Hamilton-Smith MP, the Minister for Investment and Trade and Minister for Defence Industries in South Australia as a Ministerial adviser. Click here for other business movements.  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»

Taranis UCAV stealth flight

BAE Systems Taranis UCAV has flown for the first time in a full stealth configuration, making it almost invisible to radar.  more»

BAES HMD flight helmet

This week at the Farnborough Airshow, BAE Systems showed off its latest Helmet-Mounted Display, the Striker II flight helmet.  more»

Predator B ER's second endurance test flight

General Atomics has announced the second successful endurance flight of its Predator B ER Remote Piloted Aircraft, which flew from June 17-18 as part of a program to improve the Predator's endurance and capabilities.  more»

USMC's Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector prototype

In a recent demonstration carried out during RIMPAC 2014, the US Marines displayed and tested a fully-functional, half-scale prototype of its new amphibious transport vehicle.  more»

DARPA's autonomous unmanned anti-submarine vessel

As part of DARPA's ASW Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel program, Leidos is building the first robotic autonomous vessel designed to locate and track the extremely quiet diesel submarines.  more»

US Senate adds $194M for Joint High Speed Vessel buy

The Senate Appropriations Committee's version of the fiscal year 2015 defence spending bill would add $194 million more than the Navy requested for the Joint High Speed Vessel program so the service can buy additional ships.  more»

Defence Week Premium 310 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.310 of 24 July 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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