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July 23, 2015

This week the big news is Lockheed Martin's $US9 billion purchase of Sikorsky Helicopters and here we look at what this means for Lockheed Martin.

ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing examines the fate of the M113s in light of a recent tender that will be scrapping a number of hulls and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has continued success in efforts to legislate approval for Japanese troops to fight overseas.

In other news, we look at a local UAV trial for tracking pests via infra red, Cubic wins a contract with the Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre (ADSTC) and German bid contender for Sea 1000 TKMS puts out the feelers to Australian industry.

Your comments and feedback are always welcome – online or direct to Kath or myself.

Patrick Durrant
Online Editor

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Older M113s to be scrapped

The latest surprise is a tender which came out last week for the scrapping of a number of M113s.  more»

What the Sikorsky buy means for Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of Sikorsky Helicopters this week for $US9 billion is a melding of two of the greatest names in aerospace history.  more»

Japan looking to increase military engagement in the region

Last week the conservative Japanese government of Shinzo Abe moved to pass legislation that would allow Japan’s military to fight overseas for the first time since the end of WWII.  more»

UAV with infra red sensors to track pests

Ninox Robotics is trialling a sensor-equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to combat feral and pest animals at night on agricultural properties.  more»

Cubic wins contract for ADSTC Simulation

Cubic Defence Australia has been selected as the primary contractor to provide a managed workforce solution for the Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre (ADSTC) Simulation Support Services (SSS).  more»

TKMS engages with potential Sea 1000 suppliers

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Australia is holding a series of Industry Days to engage with companies wishing to take part in the Future Submarine project.  more»

Autodesk gets behind F1 in Schools

Autodesk is supporting the Re-Engineering Australia Foundation's F1 in Schools program with free professional grade 3D design software and training content.  more»

Defence Week Premium 358 PDF Version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.358 of 23 July 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here. You can also read this as a digital edition on your desktop or other device. Click here.  more»






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