Thursday 18 April
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Australian Defence Magazine


The first new VIP aircraft, a Dassault Falcon 7X, landed in Canberra this week. The new SPA fleet, which can fly anywhere in the world at Mach .9 with one stop, will replace the Bombardier Challenger CL604s.

In other news, Defence prepares to expand the Cocos Island runway to accommodate P-8A Poseidons, a team at the University of Adelaide explores whether quantum technology can be used to detect stealth aircraft, Damen Marine Components finishes installing a number of critical systems on the Antarctic Division's new icebreaker, and Italian company RINA claims to have changed the cost dynamics of war gaming.

And the house announcements: ADM is excited about our first Space Summit, to be held at the Hyatt in Canberra on April 30. Register ASAP to gain insight from government and industry leaders as the sector expands and develops in Australia. Lastly, Defence Week will publish on Friday next week, following Anzac Day.

Ewen Levick

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Latest News

The new Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft at Defence Establishment Fairbairn, Canberra.

First SPA Falcon 7X arrives in Canberra

The first of three Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft for the RAAF’s Special Purpose Aircraft fleet touched down in Canberra on April 16. Read more
CEO of the Cocos-Keeling Islands Shire Andrea Selvery gives Commander Joint Task Force 661 Air Commodore Richard Owen a tour of the islands.

Cocos runway to be widened as Defence looks north

Defence is moving ahead on plans to upgrade the Cocos/Keeling Islands airport to support P8-A Poseidons. Read more
One project explores whether ‘quantum’ radar can be used to detect stealth aircraft.

Quantum sensors to make Australia safer

One project explores whether ‘quantum’ radar can be used to detect stealth aircraft. Read more
A concept image of the new icebreaker.
Serco Defence

Innovative design powers new icebreaker

Damen Marine Components has completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems on the new Antarctic Supply Research Vessel. Read more
The model can be used in conjunction with a virtual defence simulation system that uses Bohemia Interactive’s VBS3 software.

First shot fired in simulation war

The Italian company RINA is claiming to have changed the cost dynamics of the war gaming world. Read more

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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


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