It has been a week of ups and downs in terms of government announcements with new or extended contracts for many players but also the announcement of 150 jobs to be lost at ASC. These job losses were expected as the third AWD comes together and some trades are no longer needed. This is the Valley of Death once again. The peaks to be climbed with future shipbuilding programs have yet to be scaled.
ADM is very much looking forward to the release of the national shipbuilding plan (whenever that may be). I have no doubt the next few years will see consolidation in this space as industry responds to the needs of the Navy and Government.
In DWP this week, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway reflects on the technology side of Pitch Black and Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr highlights cooperation between the US and ADF on the future of helicopter platforms.
The ADM team is looking forward to seeing many of our readers at Land Forces next month. See you in Adelaide.
Online Editor Patrick Durrant is currently on holidays.
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