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Australian Defence Magazine


 October 19, 2017

ADM Defence Week comes to you in a new format aligned with the launch of our new look website earlier in the week – we hope you enjoy the improved functionality and superior readability. All Defence Week content can be accessed via the tab on the homepage.

The debate over who should build the Future Frigates simmers on if the ASC Chairman's opening remarks to the recent Senate Inquiry are anything to go by and ten of the best start ups are hoping for future success following the first Techstars Adelaide demonstration day.

In other news Rafael steps up on growing its Australian footprint while Volvo rethinks its government sales business after divestment efforts fail to produce  an attractive offer.     

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER! ADM's popular Northern Australia Defence Summit is taking place next week in Darwin (25-26 Oct). Don't miss this key event featuring a lineup of top NT Government, industry and ADF personnel as well as former President of the Republic of Indonesia and Democratic Party chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 

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ASC Chair Bruce Carter attended the Senate Economics Committee's Inquiry into the Future of Naval Shipbuilding. Credit: ASC

ASC refutes critics, shows credentials at Future Shipbuilding Inquiry

Carter challenged the idea, much discussed of late, that the Commonwealth may turn to a foreign shipbuilder to construct the Sea 5000 Future Frigates. Read more
Techstars participant Iridium Dynamics is developing a UAS capable of both vertical and horizontal flight. Credit: Iridium Dynamics

Techstars make their pitch at inaugural Adelaide event

Chosen from hundreds of applicants, the 10 Adelaide Techstars companies were selected as proposing ideas or products with possible defence applications. Read more
[EY]   [Ocean]
A Mack Fleetliner from Army's 26 Transport Section (26 TPT) prepares to be loaded aboard a RAAF C-17 Globemaster III heavy lift aircraft.
Credit: Defence

Volvo gives up on government sales divestment

At this stage the exact look of the final structural reorganisation of VGGS Oceania is unclear. Read more
A snapshot of the infra-red full motion video picture supplied by the MQ-9 RPA during the firefighting support mission over California. Credit: US DoD

Reaper sensors give situational awareness to California fire fighters

The RPA's sensors have helped firefighters with both the strategic planning and resource placement essential for efforts to contain the fire. Read more
[Navantia]   [IXBLUE]
Nicu Po, APC Technology manufacturing technician and Scott Begbie, APC Technology managing director. Credit: APC Technology

APC Technology to support AOR comms requirements

APC Technology will be responsible for the manufacture of a range of computing solutions as well as the planning, sourcing and layout of the radio operator consoles. Read more
Bisalloy provided the armour plate for Army's Bushmaster PMVs. Credit: Defence

Rafael increases local presence through Bisalloy partnership

Successful trials of Bisalloy’s armour plating will result in a major export contract that will enable Bisalloy to become a part of Rafael’s global supply chain. Read more
[Babcock]   [Coral Bell]
A major NZ MoD program is the Network Enabled Army (NEA) program that will introduce into service a deployable, networked C4ISR capability. Award winner Systematic Software Engineering is providing battle management software and associated system design services as part of the program. Credit: NZ MoD

NZ industry awards announced

Nominations for the awards covered some of the wide range of services that support NZ Defence, including information technology, engineering and catering supplies. Read more
A RAAF F/A-18 Super Hornet at Avalon Air Show 2017. Credit: Defence

Harris to supply Super Hornet EW countermeasures

Under the contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver IDECM jammers for the RAAF F/A-18E/F Super Hornets. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 467 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
[STEM]   [Mates]

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