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March 19, 2015

Submarines are still in the news in a big way and will continue to be until my grandkids are old enough to vote. Of particular interest this week, a letter from Swedish acquisition boss Lena Erixson  to DMO boss Harry Dunstall about Sweden's disappointment on being excluded from the Future Submarine acquisition process has been made public. In a nutshell, they're confused and unhappy.

The submarine debate will be furthered next week with RUSI's conference on the very issue. If you have a spare moment, say hi to the ADM team represented by David Jones, Philip Smart and myself who will be in Adelaide for the event.

In other news, Deputy Editor Nigel Pittaway is in LIMA. If you're a keen aviation buff, his Twitter feed @NigelPittaway1 has some excellent shots of the action in the air.


Katherine Ziesing
M. 0419 014 308
T. 02 6203 9535

Sweden makes it official: we’re unimpressed at being left out of Sea 1000

Sweden’s defence purchasing agency has taken its disappointment at the country being excluded from Australia’s Sea 1000 “competitive evaluation” process direct to the Defence Material Organisation, in a letter that refutes both the DMO’s official justification for doing so, and comments made in the media.  more»

LIMA 2015 gets under way

The 2015 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exposition got under way on Tuesday, with a spectacular opening ceremony which culminated in the arrival on the island of the first Airbus Defence & Space A400M airlifter for the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM).  more»

Team Defence Australia at LIMA 2015

Australian defence industry has a strong presence at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exposition, underway on the Malaysian resort island of Lankgawi this week.  more»

Micreo wins big with Raytheon radar receiver

Micreo Limited has begun shipping production units to Raytheon’s SAS Division for incorporation into the ALR-69A(V), the world’s first all-digital radar warning receiver (RWR).  more»

How Japan does defence

By any yardstick, Japan’s defence forces and by association the industries that support them, have been completely transformed since the dark years after WWII.  more»

Tectonica Australia and Honeywell to leverage GPS work for Land 400

Tectonica Australia and Honeywell continue to work together to deliver the future of navigation solutions and are looking to Land 400 opportunities.  more»

National F1 in Schools winners announced

Hyperdrive Performance are the 2015 F1 in Schools new National Champions. The team of three from Trinity Grammar School Kew in Melbourne took out line honours from an impressively accomplished field of competitors in the Professional Class – with the bar again raised higher in this year’s competition.  more»

The debate we need to have on Sea 1000

Australia’s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) is putting the finishing touches to what it believes will be Australia’s definitive debate on our Future Submarine next week at the 2015 Sub Summit in Adelaide.  more»

Defence Week Premium 340 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.340 of 19 March 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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