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October 16, 2014

What would the world be like if ASC was privately owned? There's a good chance we might find out sooner than you think. After years of speculation about when and how the government-owned naval company would enter private hands, there seems to be renewed speculation that ASC will be privatised under the current government. Stay tuned.

In other news, proceedings at ADM’s Northern Australia Defence Summit this week have been well received. Follow the action on Twitter at @austdefence for the latest images and info from the conference.


Katherine Ziesing
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T. 02 6203 9535

Split for ASC?

According to the Adelaide Advertiser, ASC is poised to split in two in a bid to tackle problems with the $8.5 billion AWD project.  more»

ADF's successful trial of laser guided rocket

The ADF recently concluded a highly successful trial of BAE Systems' APKWSTM laser-guided rocket for use on its Army and Navy helicopters.  more»

Thales up-beat over Hawkei contract decision

Defence manufacturer Thales Australia says it is expecting positive news in the coming months about a contract to build vehicles for the Army at its Bendigo plant.  more»

Pilatus training aircraft pass flying milestone

The Pilatus fleet of military training aircraft consisting of PC-7/PC-7 MkII, PC-9/PC-9 M and PC-21 recently passed a major milestone when they amassed over 3 million flying hours.  more»

Army operating concepts compared

Those reading through the US Army's latest operating concept, may be interested in reading the Australian Army's latest Future Land Warfare report.  more»

Upcoming VBS3 training

Bohemia Interactive Australia will be holding a customised VBS3 course November 24-28, 2014 at their Williamstown office.  more»

SIA Centenary Conference to be held in Fremantle in November

The Submarine Institute of Australia (SIA) Centenary Conference is this year being held at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle November 10-13, 2014.  more»

F1 in Schools: judges needed

The F1 in Schools Technology Challenge is in search for judges for the state finals.  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»

F-35C more flip than flop

We can report that the UK defense ministry is making the final preparations for purchasing its first squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters.  more»

Fincantieri and Finmeccanica's naval agreement

Fincantieri and Finmeccanica, have signed an agreement which aims to increase competitiveness on national and international markets, through a more efficient and effective integrated offer by the two companies.  more»

Pentagon eyes commercial SATCOM acquisition

The US Defense Department has long recognised the need to centralise funding of commercial satellite communication services and develop standardised metrics for evaluating its bandwidth needs.  more»

Maiden dive for latest Astute class sub

With the RN working hard to cast off the 'Jonah' reputation of its Astute class nuclear attack submarines, BAE Systems has successfully completed the latest RN boat Artful’s maiden dive.  more»

Defence Week Premium 322 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.322 of 16 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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