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We open this week with ADM's executive summary of the Defence Industrial Capability Plan, which was launched in Canberra by Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne earlier this week. The document introduces a list of industrial capability priorities and emphasises the importance of a significant Australian presence for defence companies.

In other news, the JORN support handover begins, three RAN ships visit Vietnam following a confrontation with the Chinese navy in the South China Sea, Rheinmetall's SkyShield is bought by an unnamed Asian nation, veteran-owned talent mobility platform BenchOn raises money to expand nationwide, SoldierOn seeks federal funding for a new veterans centre ahead of the Invictus Games, and Northrop Grumman awards STEM scholarships to ANU Students.

The ADM team will also be on deck for CIVSEC next week in Melbourne. Please stop by our stand 2B13 and say hi to the team and grab your copy of the magazine.

Tickets for ADM's Women in Defence Awards are selling fast, with tables and individual seats available here.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

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Latest News

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Minister for Defence Industry Chris Pyne at the launch of the DICP yesterday. Credit: Chris Pyne via Twitter

Defence Industrial Capability Plan released: ADM’s executive summary

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne has released the Defence Industrial Capability Plan. Read more
A JORN radar near Alice Springs. Credit: Defence

JORN support handover begins

The transfer of responsibility for the support of major elements of the JORN Over the Horizon Radar system from Lockheed Martin Australia to BAE Systems Australia (BAES) is now under way. Read more
HMAS Anzac and Success replenishing at sea during the passage from the Philippines to Vietnam. Credit: Defence

Australian ships visit Vietnam following China confrontation

The Royal Australian Navy’s HMA Ships Anzac, Toowoomba and Success have completed a port visit to Vietnam following a confrontation with the Chinese military in the South China Sea. Read more
Rheinmetall's SkyShield system. Credit: Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall's SkyShield sold to Asian customer

An unnamed Asian nation has contracted Rheinmetall to supply advanced air defence technology. Read more
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Credit: BenchOn

Talent mobility platform BenchOn raises $650,000

BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform founded in Queensland by military veteran and former defence industry executive Tim Walmsley, has raised $650,000 in seed capital Read more
The two students will live at Burgmann College, pictured. Credit: Burgmann

STEM scholarships for rural students

Northrop Grumman, ViaSat, and Optus have awarded two $31,500 scholarships to rural Australian students to study at the Australian National University’s Burgmann College. Read more
Both Soldier On and the Invictus Games aim to create legacy support for veterans transitioning into civilian life. Credit: Invictus Games

Soldier On seeks federal support ahead of Invictus Games

Soldier On, a non-profit that provides specialised care for transitioning service members, is seeking federal funding for a new centre ahead of this year’s Invictus Games. Read more
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ADM's Defence Week 489 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

ADM April 2018

ADM April 2018

In our April 2018 edition, ADM presents Sea Power. We discuss the future of Australian shipbuilding and talk with BAE Systems Australia CEO Gabby Costigan in From the Source. Read more

Upcoming events

Systems Engineering Test and Evaluation Conference 2018

SETE 2018 is an annual conference organised by of the Systems Engineering Society of Australia (SESA) and the Southern Cross Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA). Read more


International in relevance, but with focus on Australia and the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, its scope is comprehensive. Read more

CDIC Introduction to the Defence Market Seminars (May)

The CDIC is delivering a nationwide series of seminars for businesses that are seeking to learn about opportunities in the defence market. Read more
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