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December 1, 2016

ADM's Premium newsletter this week looks at new changes to Commonwealth Procurement rules which will no doubt assist local defence industry - keep an eye out for more on this from ADM in coming days.
Homegrown technology in the form of a prototype Bluebottle Unmanned Surface Vehicle was christened yesterday and ADM was there to share in the excitement.
In other news the RFT for Sea 1180 OPVs is out, there's a Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous Systems on the cards, RFIs are being sought for the ADF Core Simulation Capability and the CSIRO has released its advanced manufacturing blueprint.
The 46th Edition of ADM’s Directory of Defence Suppliers, the most comprehensive yet since the publication was launched in 1992, has been published.

Defence procurement and policy teams and industry procurement teams are welcome to apply for a free copy by emailing the Publisher Judy Hinz. Companies looking to be included in the next edition should also contact the Publisher. The publication is supported by the Defence Suppliers website

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New Commonwealth procurement rules from next year

A Government concession forced by SA Senator Nick Xenophon on Commonwealth procurement rules will give local industry an advantage in bidding for a share of the $60 billion of annual procurement.  more»

Ocius Bluebottle USV set for trials

Yesterday at the University of New South Wales, Ocius Technology launched the first prototype of their Bluebottle Stinger Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), marking a significant milestone in the development of an autonomous ASW capability for Navy.  more»

Army to shed more light on SUAS at Avalon

Quick Look 130 (QL130) was established earlier this year to address the ADF’s ability to acquire, maintain and update a Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS).  more»


Defence CRC for trusted autonomous systems proposed

DST Group is inviting Requests for Information from academia on areas of research that will assist in the development and delivery of game-changing autonomous systems and robotics technology.  more»

RFIs sought for Core Simulation Capability

Australian companies with interest in the ADF’s requirement for Core Simulation Capability under JP 9711-1 are requested to submit a RFI to Simulation Australasia prior to 1200 Friday 9 December.  more»

CSIRO puts out Advanced Manufacturing blueprint

The CSIRO has released its Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap which aims to identify major growth opportunities and what manufacturers need to do to achieve them.  more»

Norway to join Poseidon club

The Norwegian Government is proposing to acquire five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft to “continue a maritime surveillance capability that can meet current and future challenges”.  more»

RFT out for Sea 1180 OPVs

Project Sea 1180 (Offshore Patrol Vessels) Requests for Tender (RFTs) have been released to the three shortlisted designers.  more»

ADM's Defence Week Premium 425 PDF Version

The full version of the Defence Week Premium can be downloaded here as a PDF. You can also access a separate PDF of the weekly tenders and a digital copy of the newsletter.  more»

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