Thursday 28 June
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Australian Defence Magazine


This week in Defence Week we bring you a range of material from helicopters to how blockchain is being felt in Defence industry. Nigel Pittaway took to the water this week to check out some new diesel outboard engines while David and Vicki Jones attended their local Qld AIDN meeting which coincided with the opening of a new facility for PFI.

News this week that the Triton RPA has been approved by government is very welcome as the move has been in the making for almost two decades. A big congrats to everyone involved to get the program to this point.

Ewen is still on leave so please give me a buzz if you need anything from the ADM team.


Katherine Ziesing

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Latest News

Government transfers Black Hawks to NSW

The government has announced that it will transfer two Sikorsky S-70A-9 Black Hawk helicopters to the NSW State Government for future use in fire-fighting and disaster relief operations across the state. Read more

Qld Premier opens new PFI site

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has officially opened another chapter and the new Darra office for manufacturing supplier Products for Industry (PFI). Read more
Credit: Reto Stockli, Robert Simmon, NASA via ASPI.

Debate around space agency HQ is a dangerous distraction

Australia's new space agency opens on July 1 and debate about where it should be headquartered are distracting. Read more
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Singapore Chinooks arrive at Oakey

Defence announced on June 20 that five Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) had arrived at the Army Aviation Training Centre at Oakey. Read more

Power Equipment launches new diesel outboard motors

Power Equipment has unveiled three new diesel outboard motors this week, which it hopes will attract interest from a range of markets, including the security and police, border protection and Defence sectors. Read more

The rise of blockchain in data security

According to a recent report from Accenture, approximately 86 per cent of aerospace and defence companies expect to integrate blockchain into their corporate systems within three years. Read more

Birdon goes global with GDELS agreement

Birdon has signed a Marketing Agreement with General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS), which will allow GDELS to market Birdon’s Bridge Erection Boat (BEB) together with its own floating bridges. Read more
The RF unit with antenna. Credit: D13

Mesmer performs for US Special Forces

The Mesmer counter drone solution from Department 13 has been awarded 3rd place in ThunderDrone RPE III, from a field of 450 other competing technologies and vendors. Read more
Warwick Lorenz of API signs both Distribution & Representative Office Agreements while Raphael Legrand of Howden looks on.
Credit: API

Howden appoints Aussie Pumps as distributor

Howden Solyvent has appointed Australian Pump Industries (API) as both Australian and NZ distributor. In a separate agreement, API is nominated as its Representative Office for the Defence market. Read more

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

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