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August 28, 2014

There’s been a raft of announcements on the local defence scene this week.

Local space star, EOS, has signed a multimillion deal with Lockheed Martin for the tracking of space objects. The P-8 is also another step closer, the establishment of a new maritime training college and some good gains on the education front.
I was however disturbed at the news that the highly successful F1inSchools program is being curtailed in NSW, despite being part of the curriculum in SA, Victoria, WA and Queensland. Reengineering Australia (REA) has been banned from supplying the needed technology into NSW public schools.
REA is a Not for Profit (NFP) Social Enterprise which has the single aim of engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).

As a NFP all of the profits generated are turned back into the education of students and teachers. Australian teams have performed fantastically at an international level in this competition for over a decade.
If your company supports this program, please email your supportive comments to so they can continue to make their case. ADM will be doing the same as the program is engaging the next generation of future engineers, for Defence and beyond.

Katherine Ziesing

M: 0419 014 308
Ph: 02 6203 9535


Deal sealed on P-8As

The US Navy has executed the first of the P-8A contracts, with Australia handing over an initial $159 million towards production of the first four aircraft, effectively sealing the deal for the eventual acquisition of eight P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.  more»

EOS and Lockheed enter into space collaboration

Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia.  more»

New training centre for Maritime College

It is anticipated that high level research and development for future naval platforms such as the future submarines, future frigates and patrol boats will be among the beneficiaries of a new training centre for high level Navy engineers.  more»

Future Air Defence Frigates?

An issue of interest in regard to the Future Frigate program is that consideration may be given to providing them with air defence as well as enhanced ASMD capabilities, as was the original intention of the ANZAC Ship WIP.  more»

CAE's simulation demo for RAAF C-130J crews

At the SimTect show, CAE announced that it had recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems located at RAAF Base Richmond.  more»

MUOS-3 Satellite on track for January launch despite problem

The third Mobile User Objective System satellite is on track for a January launch despite a delay due to a hardware deficiency discovered during thermal vacuum testing.  more»

Defence assessing patrol boat fire damage

Defence has begun an assessment of damage sustained by the Armidale-class patrol craft HMAS Bundaberg, following a fire that broke out while the vessel was undergoing routine maintenance in Brisbane, Australia.  more»

Typhoon gun systems for RNZN's OPVs

The RNZN's Otago-class offshore patrol vessels, HMNZS Otago and HMNZS Wellington, have completed successful acceptance trials of the Typhoon naval gun system.  more»

LDA's innovation awards shortlist

Twelve Australian defence innovators have been shortlisted for the inaugural Land Defence Australia Limited Industry Innovation Awards.  more»

Howitzer cover up

With Australia's new M777 A2 guns being stored around Australia, minimising maintenance and controlling corrosion becomes a key issue.  more»

NSW F1inSchools students banned from world stage

The NSW Government has made the decision to ban REA from supplying F1inSchools technology into schools.  more»

Northrop Grumman announces Australian teachers project

Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with the ASTA, is establishing the Northrop Grumman Science Teachers Project: supporting STEM educators who make a difference.  more»

ADM Online: Weekly Summary

A summary of the latest news and views in the defence industry, locally and overseas. Check out our webpage for daily news updates on the ADM home page and make sure you bookmark/RSS this for a regular visit.  more»

QinetiQ to help with mixed manning on RN subs

QinetiQ reports that it has worked closely with the Royal Navy, against tight specification and time constraints, to develop and install specialist equipment to enable the move to mixed manning on submarines.  more»

RQ-4 Global Hawk demonstrates expanded mission capabilities

The US Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance UAS has proven its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places.  more»

ST Kinetics completes WARTHOG delivery

Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd have completed the delivery of the WARTHOG All-Terrain Vehicle in the GBP150 million Urgent Operational Requirement contract with the UK MoD.  more»

Defence Week Premium 315 PDF versions

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.315 of 28 August 2014 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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