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November 24, 2016

In this week's ADM Premium newsletter, Thales will design a new sonar system upgrade for the Collins Class submarines and the F-35 program continues to raise the ire of the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.
Boeing has announced some major changes and the last six EC135 HATS helicopters have passed factory acceptance. We also report on the recent NZDIA conference, new ADF pilot screening procedures, an award for Aspen Medical, and a milestone for Mates4Mates.
Patrick Durrant

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Thales to design Collins sonar system upgrade

Thales has signed a $100 million design and pre-production contract to upgrade Collins class submarine sonar systems.  more»

F-35 readiness concerns persist: Pentagon weapons tester

The Chief Pentagon weapons tester has again signalled his concerns over the progress and readiness of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter for initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E).  more»

Airbus delivers final EC135T2+ for HATS

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ helicopters for the ADF’s HATS, completing the full fleet of 15 helicopters on schedule.  more»


Boeing forms new business unit, names new leaders

On Monday Boeing chairman, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg named Kevin G. McAllister president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company vice chairman Ray Conner in that role.  more»

Plenty to shout about at NZDIA

Amid tight security and a background of around a hundred vociferous "peace" protestors, NZDIA Forum 2016 delegates and exhibitors were welcomed by local journalist and radio personality Kerrie McIvor.  more»

ADF to screen pilots in the sim

The ADF will cease screening potential pilot candidates in aircraft and move to simulator based assessment under the new Air 5428 flying training program.  more»

Aspen Medical recognised for Ebola response

Aspen Medical has been awarded the gold medal in the International Humanitarian Aid category at the International Project Management Association (IPMA) awards which were held in Warsaw, Poland, on 17 November.  more»

Mates4Mates head office opens in Brisbane

At a gathering of over 80 staff, serving and former serving defence personnel, Dan Keighran VC and Chairman Don Roach AM officially opened Mates4Mates in Milton, Brisbane.  more»

ADM's Defence Week Premium 424 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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