Friday 12 April
Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your browser
Australian Defence Magazine


Senior Correspondent Julian Kerr opens today's Defence Week with the news that the heavy fuel engines powering the RAN’s two Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAS have failed to meet expectations. They will be replaced by a new design in September.

In other news, UNSW Professor David Kilcullen addresses the Future Warfare Conference, Harris Defence Australia wins the contract for the NZ Army's mobile tactical command system, Deputy Chief of Joint Capabilities Group Major General Marcus Thompson updates an industry audience on his priorities, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation discusses high-intensity operations and sustaining self reliance, the Australian Space Agency releases its 10 year growth plan for civilian industry, and LTCOL (retd) Brendan Maxwell gives advice on media relations at the Defence in Business event in Queensland.

Thank you to all those that nominated women for this year's Women in Defence AwardsADM is looking forward to the judging process.

Ewen Levick

Online Editor

0447 961 544

02 9213 8249

To check subscription and log in details, contact Yaffa subscriptions manager Martin Phillpott or call 1800 807 760. 

Latest News

Ground crew prepare the Schiebel S-100 Camcopter UAS for flight at Jervis Bay.

Heavy fuel engines fail to lift off

The heavy fuel engines powering the RAN’s two Schiebel S-100 Camcopter unmanned aerial systems have failed to meet Navy’s requirement. Read more
HMAS Warramunga fires her five-inch gun off the coast of NSW.

Australia could lose the next war

In the conflict of the future, Australia could find itself fighting an adversary we don’t even realise we are at war with until we’ve mostly lost. Read more
Soldiers from 2/1 RNZIR & Queen Alexandra's Mounted Rifles during Exercise Sangro.
NZDF via Twitter

Harris Defence Australia wins NZ comms contract

Harris Defence Australia has signed a contract to deliver a mobile tactical command system for the NZ Army. Read more
According to MAJGEN Marcus Thompson, social media users are at the front line of information warfare.

Industry key to information warfare capability

Head of Information Warfare and Deputy Chief of Joint Capabilities Group Major General Marcus Thompson spoke to an industry audience in Canberra this week. Read more
LTCOL David Beaumont (left) preparing to speak at the Sir Richard Williams Foundation Seminar.
Ewen Levick

Can the ADF sustain itself on operations?

The Sir Richard Williams Foundation this week held a seminar on high-intensity operations and sustaining self reliance. Read more
Indigenous artwork on the Alice Springs antenna.
Geoscience Australia

Australian Civil Space Strategy released

The Australian Space Agency (ASA) has released a 10 year plan to guide the growth of the country’s civilian space industry. Read more
Maxwell recommends keeping an eye out for opportunities for getting a message out there. 

How to get your story heard

Strategic communication and media engagement can play a vital role for the success of Defence industry communicating its value proposition to a wider audience. Read more

ADM's Defence Week 534 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week can be downloaded here as a PDF. Read more
534 tenders cover

ADM's Defence Week 534 Tenders

A PDF of the latest Defence tenders can be downloaded here. Read more

Australian Defence Magazine - Current Edition

ADM April 2019

Welcome to the April edition of Australian Defence Magazine: Space and Sea Power 2019. Read more

Upcoming Events

ADM Space Summit

ADM will host its inaugural Space Summit on Tuesday 30th April 2019 at the Hyatt, Canberra. Read more

IMDEX Asia 2019

Coming to its 12th edition, the biennial IMDEX Asia is Asia Pacific's premier international maritime defence show and a must-attend event in the global naval and maritime security calendar. Read more


Like | Tweet | Forward
You are receiving this email because you subscribed to the Australian Defence Magazine e-newsletter. If you would like to change your subscription details, you can update your preferences. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe immediately. This message is from Yaffa Media, ABN 54 002 699 354, 17-21 Bellevue Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia. For customer service please call 02 9281 2333 during business hours or email