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May 21, 2015

Julian Kerr is in Keil, Germany looking at submarines, Nigel Pittaway is due to head to Spain to look at landing craft very soon and I'm due to head to the US to look at a range of unmanned systems, which means ADM is scouring the globe looking at international solutions to local requirements. Stay tuned.

Be sure you have your copy of May on your desk. With all things cyber in the lead up to our cyber summit next month, the May edition is a great read.

In news online this week, TKMS confirms that they are interested in buying ASC should they win Sea 1000, the states should have more of a say in Defence decisions and we announce some local contract wins.


Katherine Ziesing
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T. 02 6203 9535

TKMS would buy ASC if they win Sea 1000

German shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has confirmed to would consider buying ASC if it was selected to design and construct Australia's Future Submarine under Project Sea 1000.  more»

States deserve more of a say in Defence, Hamilton-Smith

In the debate about the future of Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, South Australian Minister for Defence Industries, Martin Hamilton-Smith, believes the States of Australia deserve to have a substantial say in where and how our submarines and surface vessels are built.  more»

Harris to support Australian radios in country

Defence entered into a contract that will provide support to the next generation of military communications capability for the land elements of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  more»

More local contracts under Land 121 Ph 3B

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Australia (RMMVA) has signed an agreement with Hide Away Safe Securities to provide over 2,500 secure containers, maintenance and spare parts for the new range of military logistic vehicles acquired under Land 121 Phase 3B.  more»

New STEM scholarship program in SA

South Australian defence companies are being urged to help ensure a future stream of university graduates with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) expertise, through new scholarship and internship schemes launched by the State Government.  more»

CTD goes commercial for Tectonica

Tectonica’s Bantam power and data hub will be integrated into the combat proven FireStorm Integrated Targeting System developed by Rockwell Collins.  more»

How Thailand does defence

Thailand’s dynamic economy has seen both rapid growth and crashes from financial crises and natural disasters plus ongoing trouble with its bordering neighbours  more»

ADM Online Editor

ADM is seeking to appoint a qualified journalist enthusiastic about the future of digital publishing to become ADM’s online editor based in the Sydney office of Yaffa Media.  more»

Defence Week Premium 349 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no. 349 of 21 May 2015 can be downloaded here as a PDF. A separate PDF of the latest Defence tenders can also be downloaded here.  more»







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