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April 23, 2015

This week we have a look at the Pacific Patrol boat replacement program which seems to have flown under a few radars recently. We also have a look at the world of defence cooperation with academia that sees an innovative use of 3D body scanning and air to air refuelling for UAVs.

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. Many will be gathering at Gallipoli to mark the event on Saturday but Philip Smart speaks of his time visiting France and the dawn service happening on the other side of the world far from beaches. A very moving piece. Lest we forget.

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Anzac Day from Villers Bretonneux

It was the handwritten note that finally brought it all home.  more»

An overview of the Pacific Patrol Boat replacement program

While the debate about the future of Australia’s shipbuilding industry goes on, the major players are in the midst of a bid for the potential $2 billion opportunity that is already on the table.  more»

Babcock signs $NZ300 million agreement with NZ Defence Force

Babcock International Group has renewed a $NZ300 million agreement with the Government of NZ which will see the company deliver through life engineering support services across the NZ naval fleet for the next seven years.  more»


3D body scanning technology to help build Navy of the future

A University of South Australia research project using advanced 3D body scanning could help the Royal Australian Navy optimise working environments on ships and better design uniforms and specialist clothing.  more»

Sky-high refuelling for UAVs

A University of Sydney researcher has designed and successfully tested a method for autonomously docking drones for refuelling or recharging, in mid-air.  more»

Defence Week Premium 345 PDF version

The full version of Defence Week Premium no.345 of 23 April 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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