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October 23, 2014

This week the South Australian government hosted a Defence Summit on issues surrounding the upcoming White Paper. As you would expect, Land 400 and submarines got more than a passing mention. But the whole event had more of a national focus than one would normally expect of a state based event.

In other news, the Tiger helicopter has finally achieved a much needed tactical data link upgrade with the news that the program now has government approval.

Senate Estimates for Defence are also taking place this week. Stay tuned for all the highlights in Defence Week, online and on social media.


Katherine Ziesing
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T. 02 6203 9535

SA Defence Summit looks to national agenda

More than 120 defence industry representatives, politicians and public service officials attended SA’s Defence Industry Summit this week, designed to help define the State's input in to the upcoming Defence White Paper.  more»

New TDL for Tigers

The Interim Tactical Data Link for the Tiger Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters in service with the Australian Army has been given a combined pass, announced Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston.  more»

The long road to friendship

David Hatcher told ADM that the closer military links between Australia and the UK anticipated from the formalisation in 2013 of the defence and security relationship between the two countries had yet to eventuate.  more»

RAAF to operate Space Surveillance Radar

The US C-Band Space Surveillance radar brought to Australia in June with the help of the US Air Force and a 36SQN C-17 Globemaster II, is being installed at the remote Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, north of Exmouth, WA.  more»

Australia submits LOR for APKWS units

Defence has recently submitted an official letter of request for a foreign military sale of at least 1,000 units of the US Navy's Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket.  more»

Last G-Wagon handed over to Defence

On June 3 2014 Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific formally handed over the last G-Wagon station wagon to Defence, the delivery marking the latest milestone for Land 121 Phase 3A.  more»

CAE wins NZDF SH-2G synthetic trainer

CAE has been awarded contracts by the NZDF to support its Super Seasprite helicopter synthetic training devices.  more»

Nominations open for National Innovation Awards

Organisers of Avalon 2015 are calling for nominations for the annual National Aerospace Industry Innovation Awards.  more»

People on the move

Captain Yann Marboeuf, is the new Defence Attache at the Embassy of France in Canberra. Captain Marboeuf takes over from Arnaud Bielecki.  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»

US Army seeks new positioning technologies

This report is very relevant to an article in the upcoming November issue of ADM concerning Army digitisation across 7Bde which has reached the stage of influencing command and control procedures.  more»

FN unveils naval RWS

FN Herstal is showcasing the latest naval version of its Defender Remote Weapon Station at the Euronaval expo in Paris this month.  more»

Polish Army seeks UGVs

The Polish Armed Forces have launched a tender to purchase 50 UGVs to be known as Tarantula in Polish service.  more»

Defence Week Premium 323 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.323 of 23 October 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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