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Australian Defence Magazine


The big news from this week was yesterday’s announcement that the government has given final approval on the Land 121 medium and heavy truck upgrade, worth $1.4 billion. We lead Defence Week with Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing's thoughts on the program as it finally comes to a close.

In other news, a RAAF Poseidon launches a Harpoon into a US Navy ship (now there's a headline you won’t see often), a Sydney start-up builds a potential Wasp replacement, a British report examines Defence’s contributions to national prosperity, Abrams tanks feature a next-gen battle management system on Ex Hamel, and global tech leaders sign a pledge against autonomous weapons.

Finally, ADM is looking forward to announcing the winners of the inaugural Women in Defence Awards tomorrow. Keep an eye on our website from 3 pm.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

[Department of Defence DSTG]
The project marks the final Government approval for the Land 121 Program, which is replacing the ADF’s legacy fleet of ageing vehicles and trailers. 

Land 121 delivers a game changer for Army

News that the final phase of Land 121 has been announced is very welcome. Read more
An ATM-84J Harpoon is released from a P-8A Poseidon aircraft during RIMPAC 2018. Defence

RAAF Poseidon fires first Harpoon

An Air Force Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft has fired a Harpoon anti-ship missile for the first time this week. Read more
[ADM Essington]
The twin rotor platform will weigh less than two kilos. 
JAR Aerospace

Australian start-up targets Wasp replacement and beyond

Small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) are now well on their way from suburban garages to the hands of the ADF. Read more
The report notes that Defence contributes £44 billion to Britain’s GDP, partly by promoting tourism. 

Defence’s contribution to national prosperity: UK report

The UK Ministry for Defence (MoD) has recently released a report into the contribution of Defence to the economic prosperity of the UK. Read more
An Australian M1A1 Abrams tank fires its Browning .50 cal during an assault as part of Exercise Hamel 2018.

Abrams tanks feature next-gen battle management on Hamel

Leonardo’s next-generation battle management hardware successfully supported the Army’s M1A1 tanks during the recent Exercise Hamel. Read more
‘Spot’, a quadruped prototype robot, walks down a hill during a demonstration at Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Global tech leaders in pledge against autonomous weapons

A who’s who of CEOs, engineers and scientists from the technology industry have signed a global pledge to “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons.” Read more
[Aero Aust]
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ADM's Defence Week 502 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

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

July 2018

ADM July 2018

In our July 2018 edition, ADM covers Surveillance in the Land Domain. We talk with DMTC CEO Mark Hodge in From the Source. Read more

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Following the official launch of the new ASDEFCON Technical Data/ Intellectual Property (TD/IP) framework on 11 April, roadshows have been scheduled around the country from May to July 2018. Read more


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