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Australian Defence Magazine


 As debate surrounding the Future Submarines re-emerges following ministerial meetings between France and Australia, Managing Editor Katherine Ziesing speaks with France's Special Representative to Australia and Safran Group chairman Ross McInnes about preparing for the logistical and IP challenges of building a complex platform. 

In other news, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway dissects Defence's Request for Information on the next Special Operations helicopter, the Lowy Institute calls for more maritime and industry cooperation with Indonesia, the UK confirms that it is looking to buy E-7 Wedgetails, Australian companies get set to repair US Hornets, Harris is chosen to provide the next-gen processor on the F-35s, and construction begins on a new satellite ground station at Kapooka.

And the house announcements: Defence Week will go out on Friday next week to include coverage from the Northern Australia Defence Summit, and forms for this year's Top 40 Defence Contractors survey have been sent out, with responses due November 16. If you have not received yours, please contact Katherine Ziesing.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

0447 961 544

02 9213 8249


Latest News

Australia and France are entering into a very long term, high technology, and politically sensitive program in the Future Submarines.
Naval Group

The Future Submarine timeline challenge

Good planning right now will save time, effort and money down the track, ensuring that the mistakes of the past do not re-emerge in the future. Read more
[Aerospace Australia Ltd]
An E-7A Wedgetail from Number 2 Squadron sits on the tarmac at Nellis Air Force Base.

UK confirms interest in Wedgetails

The British government has confirmed that it was in discussion with Boeing and the RAAF about the potential for the E-7 Wedgetail to replace its current Sentry fleet. Read more
HMAS Anzac sailors line the decks for fleet inspection at Lombok, Indonesia.

Ties with Indonesia need maritime vision and industry involvement: Lowy Institute

A report released this week by the Lowy Institute has called for Australian policymakers to focus on developing a shared maritime vision with Indonesia, potentially involving defence industry collaboration. Read more
[Aust Warrior Expo]
A Black Hawk helicopter hovers over the flight deck to enable Army special operations soldiers to fast-rope onto HMAS Sirius.

Special Operations Helicopter RFI released under Land 2097 Phase 4

Defence has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to industry for the proposed acquisition of a Special Operations Helicopter capability. Read more
Bayly’s team is now investigating whether TAE can repair parts from US-based Hornets.

US Hornets poised for Australian repairs

Australian companies involved in Super and Classic Hornet sustainment now stand to win business supporting overseas jets. Read more
[A Noble]
Corporal Cory Cochrane inspects an Australian F-35A on the flight line at Luke Air Force Base.

Lockheed Martin taps Harris for F-35 processor

Lockheed Martin has selected Harris to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor (ICP) for the F-35 fighter jet. Read more
Deputy PM Michael McCormack turned the first soil for the construction of the satellite ground station.
Michael McCormack via Twitter

First soil turned at Kapooka for satellite ground station

Deputy PM Michael McCormack has turned the first sod to mark the construction phase of a Defence Satellite Ground Station at Kapooka. Read more
[Ocean Software]
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ADM's Defence Week 512 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
[Consec MilCis]

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM October 2018

Welcome to the October edition of Australian Defence Magazine - Defence in the North. Read more

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