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September 22, 2016

It's been a busy conference season with both ADM's Defence Estate and Base Services Summit and HunterNet's Defence 2016 event taking place this week. Read our briefs by Deputy Editor-at-Large Nigel Pittaway and Editor Katherine Ziesing, with more coverage to follow.

In other news BAE Systems Australia boss Glynn Phillips has defended the capabilities of Australian defence industry which came under attack last week by a group of entrepreneurs with Dick Smith chief grandstander among them.

Defence technical staff in Canberra are striking over concerns the Commonwealth is losing crucial in-house oversight of complex programs and a wireless system used to test RAAF aircraft will also be used for helicopters,

Finally a big thanks to all of our sponsors – principally Laing O'Rourke, AECOM, Aurecon and Jacobs – as well as conference organiser Informa Australia, who helped to make our Summit a success once again. Naturally we'd also like to thank all those who attended,  

Patrick Durrant

Online Editor

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The CEO of one of Australia's largest defence primes has responded to negative commentary regarding the Sea 1000 Future submarine program after a full-page ad appeared in The Australian last week.  more»

A meeting of minds – Defence Estate and Base Services Summit

The event this year was the biggest ever, with over 250 people attending the one-day event.  more»

Defence engineers strike: project oversight concerns

Senior technical and engineering public servants working within the Naval Technical Bureau and CASG have gone on strike for one week.  more»


HunterNet conference confirms NSW strong Defence community

Hunternet, a Defence advocacy group for Defence companies in and around the Hunter region of NSW, held its conference this week in Newcastle.  more»

ADF Helicopters to benefit from NIFTI technology

NIFTI is a series of battery-powered wireless sensors temporarily attached to an aircraft’s external surface by adhesive.  more»

Saab's interactive holograms to be showcased

Saab will demonstrate sophisticated mixed reality applications, including battlespace visualisation, using interactive holograms at the Australasian Simulation Congress.  more»

China’s cyber power: more cooperative, than spoiler

The collaborative aspects of the exercise of cyber power by China are likely to outweigh its spoiler effects, according to Professor Greg Austin  more»

USAF long-range strike bomber dubbed B-21 Raider.

The USAF Secretary Deborah Lee James has announced the results of the naming contest for the new bomber, with the name recognising the heroic action of the Doolittle Raiders during WWII.  more»

ADM's Defence Week Premium 415 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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