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June 19, 2014

This week our senior Canberra-based correspondent Tom Muir takes a look at the potential for cooperation between Australia and Japan through the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.

And with Eurosatory, the largest international land and air-land defence and security exhibition in Paris this week, Tom looks at some of the exciting products that were on display and that might be in competition for some Australian contracts.

As mentioned last week, ADM’s annual Cyber Security Conference is being held in chilly Canberra today and tomorrow (19th-20th June) at the Hotel Realm. If by some twist of fate you couldn’t come, there will be plenty of follow up in future weeks, including the post-event newsletter.

As always, your feedback on any ADM publication is appreciated. Give me a call or email if there is any issue you wish to discuss. 

Nigel Pittaway
Acting Editor

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F-35 co-operation with Japan?

John Harvey, writes on The Strategist this week that defence cooperation with Japan could be extended beyond submarine propulsion with this country well placed to assist Japan in another major capability area critical to both countries.  more»

Export Hawkei on show at Eurosatory

An export version of Thales’ innovative Hawkei light protected vehicle will be on display at Eurosatory, the largest international land and air-land defence and security exhibition, in Paris this week.  more»

Aussie MADe for the UK

International demand for PHM Technology's MADe software is increasing with two of the largest MoD suppliers becoming the latest to sign up to use the Australian product.  more»


New cyber security research centre at UNSW Canberra

Thanks largely to the efforts of Gary Waters, Desmond Ball and Ian Dudgeon, and their seminal paper Australia and Cyber Warfare we now have an Cyber Security Operations Centre.  more»

Puma - one of many contenders for Land 400!

An obvious contender for Land 400's armoured vehicle replacement program, Puma developers Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall are making an early start in promoting their Puma infantry fighting vehicle which has just made its Paris debut after successful desert trials.  more»

More firepower for Nexter's VBCI

The Nexter Systems VBCI infantry fighting vehicle is being shown at Eurosatory for the first time fitted with the Italian Oto Melara 30mm Overhead Weapon Station.  more»

Saab upgrades AT4 but we don't need it

Saab is in the final stages of integrating two new projectile variants for its AT4 84mm disposable shoulder-launched rocket system.  more»

Defence and industry meet at D+I 2014

Over the next decade, the Australian Government will invest nearly $180 billion in defence acquisition and sustainment projects creating major opportunities for Australia's local defence industry.  more»

AOC to once again host EW and cyber convention

The Australian Chapter of the AOC will host its 2014 biennial AOC Australasia Convention in Adelaide at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide August 18-19.  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 crafting new cyber doctrine

The US Army's top cyber official said last week that the service is crafting a new capstone document for cyberspace operations.  more»

Testing the wind for accurate airdrops

For a besieged soldier or a disaster victim, a plane dropping supplies is the most welcome sight in the world - unless the drop ends up drifting off out of reach.  more»

US Navy names 'Superior Suppliers' and talks incentives

The US Navy has identified nine defence companies whose performance qualifies them as "superior suppliers," which could put them in line for financial incentives.  more»

Debate over cost plus vs fixed cost contracts 'misguided'

The debate over the use of cost-plus contracts instead of fixed-price contracts to drive down costs is a "red herring," the US Defense Department has found during its second annual acquisition system performance review.  more»

Laser weapons for ground vehicles

With the US Navy soon to deploy its first laser weapon on the USS Ponce, the technology's obvious potential for ground vehicles hasn't escaped the US Marine Corps.  more»

Defence Week Premium 305 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.305 of 19 June 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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