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It's been a busy week for industry (and the ADM team) at the largest-ever Land Forces conference in Adelaide. 15,000 attendances were registered to see 624 companies from 26 countries, including 328 SMEs. Big displays included contenders for Land 400 Phase 3 on the trade show floor alongside a range of seminars, symposia, and conferences.

In other news, we cover last week's Scindicate conference in Melbourne, the Russians mount assault rifles on underwater drones, TAE Aerospace buys Victorian-based KADA, the Innovation Hub spells out its strategic priorities, and Schiebel opens up shop in the Shoalhaven.

And the house announcements: Forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey will be sent out shortly, as will Expressions of Interest for the next round of the Essington Lewis awards. Register now for ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit, to be held on September 19th in Canberra.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[Defence Estate]
Minister Pyne speaking at the show. Credit: Nigel Pittaway

Land Forces a big success

The 2018 Land Forces conference this week managed to break a few records, with the metrics for success showing impressive growth. Read more
RAAF took delivery of the NIFTI flight test system at Scindicate 2018. NIFTI is designed for use on operations.

Scindicate 2018 highlights the importance of partnerships

Formerly known as Partnerships Week, Scindicate 2018 took place at DST’s facility at Fisherman’s Bend on the edge of the Melbourne CBD on August 29 and 30. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
Vladimir Putin addressing participants and guests of the Army 2018 forum in Moscow.

Russia fits assault rifles onto underwater drones

News has emerged that Russian arms company Rostec is in the late stages of developing a UUV armed with an assault rifle. Read more
It was considered unusual for an aerospace company to work on a tank engine, but both have gas-turbine engines and operate similarly.

TAE Aerospace acquires Victorian company

TAE Aerospace announced at Land Forces that it has acquired the rights to take over the operations of Victorian-based Kidde Aerospace and Defence Australia. Read more
[Aust Warrior Expo]
Amphibious operations have been identified as a strategic priority for the Innovation Hub.

Defence Innovation Hub lays out strategic priorities

Newly-minted Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne has announced the Government’s 2018-19 investment priorities for the Defence Innovation Hub. Read more
Schiebel’s heavy-fuel variant Camcopter S-100 UAS completed its flying program for RAN's customer acceptance program.

Schiebel sets up Pacific hub in the Shoalhaven

Schiebel Group has founded Schiebel Pacific to provide the Pacific region with a permanent program, logistics, and sales hub. Read more
[Ocean Software]

ADM's Defence Week 507 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF, plus a separate PDF of the weekly tenders. Read more
[Consec MilCis]

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM August 2018

ADM August 2018

In our August 2018 edition, ADM covers STEM in Defence. We talk with Group CEO of Electro Optic Systems Dr Ben Greene in From the Source. Read more

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