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May 19, 2016

ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing headed to Adelaide this week for the opening of the final anchor station for Skynet, the Airbus Defence and Space satcom network. In other news from SA, veteran defence industry advocate Chris Burns, who associated the term "valley of death" with the peaks and troughs of the Defence shipbuilding cycle, will step down from his role as the Defence Teaming Centre CEO in June.

We also look at why the Danes have selected the F-35 for their frontline fighter pending parliamentary approval and Dr Jens Goennemann talks about how the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre can help defence SMEs to bridge the commercialisation "valley of death". 

On the UAS front, US attack and guided missile submarines are set to deploy the Aerovironment Blackwing for reconnaissance,

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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Adelaide anchor for Skynet online

After making a 67,000 kilometre journey last year, the Skynet 5A satellite from Airbus Defence and Space is in place over the Asia Pacific.  more»

Embracing the new manufacturing mindset

The managing director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre shared with the audience the means by which the organisation would help industry to bridge the commercialisation “valley of death”.  more»

Senate inquiry into JSF closed

Thanks to the wonders of a double dissolution election, all Senate enquiries are hereby dead – or more officially – ‘lapsed’.  more»


Why the Danes selected the F-35

Last week the Danish government, upon advice following a type selection between three fighter aircraft, recommended to parliament that the country acquire the F-35 for its New Fighter Program.  more»

SA Defence Industry Leader Stepping Down

South Australia’s peak defence industry body, the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) announced on Saturday that CEO Chris Burns will step down at the end of June.  more»

Kick starting a drive for innovation, employment and growth

Senior leaders from the industry, defence and academic communities confirmed the need for greater collaboration to unlock the full potential for defence industry as a driver of innovation, employment creation and growth.  more»

US subs to deploy reconnaissance UAS

AeroVironment announced on Monday the US Navy plans to deploy its small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system from both attack under the surface of the sea, on attack and guided missile submarines.  more»

Cyber Defence – More than just the technical protection of systems

Cyber criminals, hackers, hacktivists and foreign intelligence services are deploying increasingly sophisticated methods of accessing the online services of organisations.  more»

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The full version of the Defence Week Premium can be downloaded here as a PDF. You can also access a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and a digital copy of the newsletter.  more»


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